Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Society Board

President: Ceasar Castro

1st VP: Virginia Taylor

2nd VP: Karen Smith

Secretary: Karen Yarger

Treasurer: Sam Seat


Cemetery: Susan Zimmer

Computer Grp: Shirley Becker

Education: Susi Pentico

Estate Papers: Gary Brock

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: JoAnn Bonner &

   Karen Polk

Librarian: Ann Stevens

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings: Carole Sobke

Research Grp: Randy Seaver

Webmaster: Gary Brock



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  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jamboree 2017: Suzanne Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited

    Posted: 11 Mar 2017 08:00 AM PST

    Calling All Young Genealogists! 

    Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited

    The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Committee and the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree are pleased to announce the 2017 Student Grant and Jamboree Scholarship. Student genealogists between the ages of 18 and 23 are eligible to apply for the $500 cash award and full registration scholarship to the 2017 SCGS Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California June 9-11, 2017.

    The Student Grant was established in 2010 by family and friends in memory of Suzanne Winsor Freeman, family historian and life-long volunteer, and an enthusiastic annual attendee at the SCGS Jamboree. The 2017 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society will provide three-day conference registration to the SCGS Jamboree in June where the award will be presented. This is a unique opportunity for a young genealogist to attend a premiere regional conference and meet genealogists from throughout the nation.

    Past recipients include Melanie Frick (Monrovia, California), Paul Woodbury (Provo, Utah). Michael Savoca (Toms River, New Jersey), Elyse Doerflinger (Lomita, California), A.C. Ivory (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Anthony Ray (Palmdale, California).

    “The Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to Suzanne Freeman’s dedication to youth volunteerism and family history by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the SCGS Annual Genealogy Jamboree, Southern California’s premiere regional genealogy conference,” notes Denise Levenick, committee chair and Freeman’s daughter.

    “We are especially grateful to Jamboree for providing a three-day conference registration to the grant recipient,” she adds. “SCGS is truly a leader in conference organizations by encouraging youth involvement in genealogy through the student conference scholarship.”

    Suzanne Winsor Freeman

    courtesy of Denise Levenick

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We will carry on with using the charts and helping each other find their missing link.  

    I will also share data from the old style of research that I learned from Dr. Schweitzer.  The computer is not always the answer.   : > )

    Charts Randy presented will be available for your use and to fill out.

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mary is home from the hospital again and doing well. She fell and broke a vertabrae then had to go back due to a medicine issue. 

    She misses attending the  meetings. She can be reached at 619 690 1188 or cards at 1136 Nevin St. San Diego, Ca 92154

  • Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonita-Sunnyside Library 1  pm Randy is presenting. Bring lap top, brick wall, questions that need assistance with. Do not forget the 5 Generation Charts. 

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kara  her grandaughter wished  everyone to wear something Purple.

    Scarf, tie, pin, clothing.  28 Feb 6:30 Humphrey's 753 BROADWAY, CHULA VISTA.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The keynote speaker is moving to April 19 due to a team member leaving her position today. She will be talking about Ancestry on line and Google and things she thinks can help us at Google. She is very excited about it.

    We will meet tonight and help CLayton Becker with his missing Aunt and each other with your needs.  Hope we meet early so we can come home early.

    619 623 5250 

    Just got the word.  She also suggests we use Gmail since is not getting the mail through as expected.


  • Monday, February 13, 2017 9:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday, sometime or Friday night late we lost our esteemed Bernice Heiter.

    Though she did not attend often she was thought of almost every meeting and we will miss her fine words of wisdom. 

    More data to follow 

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Barbara I., called me about an hour ago to let me know that her Mother Joan Largey has passed to the other side.  It happened shortly after 5 am this morning.  Her Mom passed exactly 50 years to the day and time as her father did.  She says My MOM MUST HAVE PLANNED THAT. 

    No services at this time.  Barbara I. Her daughter,  will inform us if they have a gathering in a few weeks to commemorate Joan's life. 

    I will miss her greatly, she still was looking for information on her grandfather in Los Angeles. 

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In defense of our country I wish this lady's talk was viral and the whole USA heard it.   She talked about diseases and the devastation that they have caused our country since pre Civil War. 

    She was excellent and wow can her information help you learn why you may have blanks in your research and maybe the places one should look for answers.

    Infections Diseases in 19th Century America Part 1 

    Bacterial Diseases in the Civil War that impacted the Civil War.

     By Barbara B Hemmingsen

    Shirley Becker was as impressed as I was. 

    Mary was very excited because one of the counties she has worked extensively is one Mary is digging. 

    Thank  You  Barbara B Hemmingsen.

  • Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Will be presenting some things about that  you may find interesting.

     If time permits my cousin has sent  me a file on other places to do research.

      She covers Tennessee and hope to soon get data shared with you all, also.

      My just changed their system in the last two days so we will all have fun together.  Bring laptop, Ipad, or working device .

     I am no where near as good as our last presenter but will share some neat things that this site does for genealogists. or

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