Sunday, January 23, 2011

CVGS Program on Wednesday, 26 January - Ruth Himan presents "Mining Genealogical History in Kansas"

The next program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) is Wednesday, 26 January at 12 noon at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in Chula Vista, between Third and Fourth Avenues) in the library Auditorium. 

After a brief business meeting, CVGS Member Ruth Himan will present "Mining Genealogical History in Kansas."  Ruth's CV and talk synopsis is:

Ruth Himan will be sharing a CASE STUDY of a child left fatherless by the Civil War. John Christopher Hayley (1872-1931) was born in Tennessee, and died in Arizona. Ruth's research of the "dash" led to research in the state of Kansas.

Demonstrating the principle that "The internet is only the tip of the genealogy iceberg," Ruth ventured out to Kansas with her family in search of the life of John Christopher Hayley.

This presentation will include preparing for the journey, gathering genealogy tools, establishing maps and contacts. Ruth will will explain how a little digging into the history of the dash, can lead to some very unexpected findings for the family and for genealogist as a whole. Everyone has a story well worth exploring.

Ruth's professional experience includes being a Quality Assurance and Documentation Manager, with full responsibility of a QA department from Receiving Inspection to Shipping, including engineering drawings, change orders, work instructions, and Quality Manual. Her experience and knowledge of military specifications enabled her to quickly and effectively develop result driven Quality Management Systems.

Ruth is the author of the genealogy blog,  Grandma's Genealogy Camp and and numerous other genealogical articles, presentations and blog posts.

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