Friday, May 25, 2007

Calling San Diego area genealogy researchers

Did you see the front page article today in the San Diego Union-Tribune titled "90 million U.S. war records go online; genealogists cheer"? Have you found all of the military records of your ancestors? Do you ever wonder how they lived their lives? If you live in the San Diego area, then you can find answers to these questions by joining a local genealogy society.

If you are looking for help in starting or continuing your genealogy research, or your family history research, please consider attending the regular activities and meetings of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS).

CVGS features (all meetings are at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street in Chula Vista at 10 AM) the following activities:

1) Monthly society programs with a guest speaker on the last Monday of each month (except for May and December) - held in the auditorium.

2) Quarterly society programs with a guest speaker on 5th Saturdays - held in the auditorium.

3) Monthly Research Group on the 4th Wednesday of each month (except December) - held in the Conference Room.

4) Monthly Computer Group on the 3rd Wednesday of each month - held in the Computer Lab.

5) Beginner and refresher genealogy classes in March and October

6) Computer Skills class for genealogists in April

7) 5 Research trips each year to San Diego repositories or societies

8) A surname list, featuring member ahnentafels, on the CVGS web page.

9) Research assistance in the Family Research area of the library every Monday (except when there is a society meeting) from 10 AM to 12 noon, and 2 Wednesdays a month from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Membership is $20 for new members, and includes a monthly 8 page newsletter, email notification of genealogy news and program announcements, classes and research mentoring. The CVGS web site is at and the society blog is

The Chula Vista Library has Ancestry Library Edition (from for FREE patron access on their computer system - both the public computers and the database computers in the Fiction area). For instructions on access and use of Ancestry Library Edition, please ask the Reference Desk at the library.

CVGS is a friendly and helpful group of dedicated genealogists who can help you get started or get up-to-speed on research techniques, genealogy resources, and local repositories.

There are program flyers announcing all of our monthly programs posted on bulletin boards and available in slots at the Chula Vista, Bonita, National City, Lemon Grove and South Bay libraries.

For more information, please contact President Randy Seaver (email, phone 619-422-3397).

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