Friday, February 15, 2008

CVGS in the News - 02/14/08

Did you see the article in the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday, 14 February, about the Chula Vista Genealogical Society meeting on 27 February? It was on Page 1 of the Our South County section (which appears three times a week). It was in the "Weekend Best Bets" column on the left-hand side of the page.

The article reads:




"The Chula Vista Genealogical Society presents "Researching the Slaves in Your Family," in honor of Black History Month, with speaker Margaret Lewis, preseident of the San Diego African-American Genealogy Research Group.

"Pictured above are Jacob Wilks and his daughters, Maggie and Mamie Sue. Wilks, who was born into slavery, is Lewis' great-great-grandfather, and his daughters are her great-aunts. The photo was taken circa 1901 in San Angelo, Texas.

"Lewis will speak at noon Feb. 27 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium, 365 F St., Chula Vista.

"The Chula Vista Genealogical Society was founded in 1987 and has about 90 South Bay members, president Randy Seaver said. It runs a blog at and regularly holds events on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Information (99) 999-8888."


It's great to get some publicity for CVGS occasionally. I will post more about the process later.

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