Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CVGS Research Trip to Carlsbad on Saturday, 6 September

Our next Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Trip is to Carlsbad Cole Library on this coming Saturday, 6 September.

Our carpool will leave the Chula Vista parking garage (second level, midway between the F Street (Marie Callendars) and 3rd Avenue (Fuddruckers) entrances) at 8:45 a.m. in order to get there by about 9:30 a.m. We will try to leave the library at 2 pm. so we are back by 3 pm. We encourage you to join us in the carpool in order to save gas costs.

To get to the Cole Library in Carlsbad -- it's at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. If you are going on your own - go on I-5, take Carlsbad Village Drive offramp, turn east, go through one light, turn left into the parking lot. The genealogy section is on the entire second level. There is an elevator.

Why go to Carlsbad Cole Library Simply because it's the San Diego county library with the largest available genealogy collection.

The library catalog is online at http://cbcl.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49/.

The genealogy collection is described at http://www.carlsbadca.gov/library/genealog.html.

In addition to books and periodicals on the shelf, they have Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuestOnline, NewEnglandAncestors, NewspaperArchive and footnote available for free use on the library computers.

One more good reason to go to Carlsbad - to obtain a FREE Carlsbad library card, which can be used to access, at home, HeritageQuestOnline and NewspaperARCHIVE databases. I use mine all the time!

If you are going, I suggest that you use the online catalog to make lists of books and periodicals that you want to access while you are there. also, take some coins and/or small bills for the copy card which you load up and then use on the copy machines. The copy machines take only cards, not cash.

If you want to go in the carpool, then I need to know by Friday. Please call me at 619-422-3397 or email me at rjseaver@cox.net.

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