Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Next CVGS Program is Monday, May 21

The next regular meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society is Monday, May 21 at 10 AM in the Library auditorium. Note that this is the third Monday - the last Monday is May 28 - Memorial Day - and the library is closed for the holiday.

Please enter through the Library Conference Room to sign in, gather the handouts, purchase a raffle ticket, have a snack and a drink. Pick up your new CVGS nametag from Dearl if you haven't already received it.

After our normal society business meeting, the program will be about "Naming Customs" presented by Bernice Heiter, a member of CVGS. The summary of the program is:

"The presentation will consist of naming patterns followed by most families during the 17th and 18th Centuries, customs which many of us in genealogy find baffling and frustrating today. Tips will be given on ways to overcome this dilemma. Naming customs in various cultures will be discussed, including some family names, or surnames, such as the French-Canadian "dit" names, some name endings used in certain nationalities, and finding the correct family name in Spanish and Portuguese family names."

Please join us for this meeting. Visitors and guests are always welcome to all of our meetings.

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