Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 26th Program Meeting - "Refighting the Civil War, Part 2"

The Wednesday, October 26th program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street, in Chula Vista) Auditorium, will feature:

“Refighting the Civil War, Part 2by Susan Zimmer and Robyn Adair

The purpose of the program is to remind people that we are commemorating 150 years from the Civil War.
They will share information about the Civil War connections in San Diego, discuss the two women's organizations which connect to the war, talk about the membership requirements for Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and United Daughters of the Confederacy, and share tips for researching Civil War veterans.   The presenters are:

Susan Zimmer: Susan joined the Chula Vista Genealogical Society in 2002, after she retired from 31 years teaching at Sweetwater High School.  Her interest in genealogy began when her grandfather shared a hand-drawn map of Germany, showing his birthplace. Genealogy success has led her to membership in Daughters of the American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812, and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, of which she is currently president of Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent 5.

Robyn Adair: Robyn was born in Coronado and grew up there. She joined Oliver Wetherbee Chapter DAR in 1966, the year she and Roy were married.  His Naval assignments allowed her to visit much of the east coast and prowl through family cemeteries and courthouses over the years. She is president of the Stonewall Jackson Chapter 476,  United Daughters of the Confederacy, a member of United States Daughters of 1812,  Daughters of the American Revolution and others. 

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