Sunday, September 23, 2012

Civil War Program on Wednesday, 26 September

from 12 Noon to 2 p.m.

at Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) in the Auditorium

John Finch: “The Civil War and the Onslaught of Modern Warfare”

This month's Chula Vista Genealogical Society program presentation will be “The Civil War; and the Onslaught of Modern Warfare" presented by CVGS member John Finch.

However, the title covers only a portion of the material. John will present statistics of the casualties of loss in the Civil War as compared to other wars. We will see how this destruction was carried out, how new weapons were introduced, and strategies developed to cope. We will examine the service of both a Union enlisted soldier and a Confederate Officer and how the War impacted their lives and their respective families lives. We will look at the plight of the women left behind. John will demonstrate how he researched Civil War Veterans in his family and he will offer some recommendations for your own research.

John has been a member of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society since 1999 and has served in several offices to include Membership Chair and Society President (2005 -2006). Currently, John is assisting with the Library Committee and the By-Laws Revision Committee. An admitted Family Research “junkie” he pursues some form of genealogy research almost every day.

Before retirement from the County of San Diego and a career as a Probation Officer, John had retired from the Navy with 20 years of service. He credits troubleshooting techniques performed on Navy countermeasures equipment and the criminal investigative practices, learned as a Probation Officer, as a background for successful methods in Family Research. John is married, with three sons and eight grandchildren. Life is good.

Please enter the Auditorium through the auditorium entry on the south library entryway.  There will be refreshments before and after the meeting.  There will be a short business meeting before the presentation.

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