Thursday, November 1, 2007

CVGS Events for November 2007

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society events for November 2007 include:

** Wednesday, November 21, 10 AM, Chula Vista Civic Center Library -- CVGS Computer Group meets in the Library Computer Lab. We will visit some new genealogy web sites and/or Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) databases. This is an opportunity for those members who haven't used computers for genealogy research to practice with a mentor to guide them. It is also an opportunity for members who don't have an Ancestry subscription to dig into the ALE databases.

** Wednesday, November 28, 10 AM, Chula Vista Civic Center Library -- CVGS Research Group meets in the Library Conference Room. We will review the genealogy news for August, share success stories and information, and discuss members research problems, and potential solutions, based on the collective knowledge and wisdom of the group.

** Monday, November 26, 10 AM, Chula Vista Civic Center Library -- the monthly Society meeting is held in the Auditorium. This meeting has a short business meeting with announcements of meetings and activities, followed by a presentation on a topic of genealogy and family history interest. At this meeting, Georgie Stillman, a professional appraiser, will evaluate members' heirlooms in an "Heirlooms Discovery Day" presentation.

She is an expert in appraising:
* Silver,
* China,
* Glass ware,
* Furniture,
* Artworks,
* Quilts & Samplers,
* Many dolls and other collectibles.

She does not appraise:
* Pre-1830 Chinese or Oriental (although I am happy to look at these early things – most are not as old as people think)
* Oriental carpets
* Antiquities
* Jewelry with gemstones (costume jewelry is fine)
* Coins or Stamps

These are not extensive professional appraisals at this meeting. Georgie will provide an estimated value and briefly comment on the origin of the piece. The member should share where the piece came from and how meaningful it is to the family. We have time for only 10 to 12 heirloom evaluations. There is a sign-up list if you want your heirloom evaluated - contact Connie to sign up (contact me at the email or phone below for Connie's contact if you don't have it).

Remember that on Monday mornings (10 AM to noon) - November 5, 12 and 19 - that Dearl Glenn and probably John Finch will be at the table by the Family Research section of the Chula Vista Civic Center Library ready to help people with their research, discuss a problem or success, or just tell stories.

We welcome guests and visitors to our CVGS programs and events - if you are in the Chula Vista area and want to attend our events - please come and introduce yourselves. If you have questions, please email Randy at rjseaver(at) or phone 619-422-3397.

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