Friday, September 6, 2013

CVGS Fall Seminar: Saturday, September 7th on "A Century of Service - A Genealogist's Perspective"

CVGS Fall Seminar - Saturday, September 7 2013 – FREE!!

“A Century of Service – A Genealogist’s Perspective” 

     This year's Fall Seminar will focus on our military through four wars in our early history: the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War and World War I. The FREE, all-day seminar will be held on Saturday, September 7 at the Bonita-Sunnyside Branch of the County Library (4375  Bonita Road) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     Expert speakers will cover the history and events of each war and how we can learn more about our ancestors' enlistments, service records and pensions and more.  

*  Karl Zingheim, the historian of the USS Midway Museum will address the War of 1812; 

*  Marti Lewis, former president of San Diego's African-American Genealogy Research Group (SDAARG), will cover the Civil War; 

*  Susi Pentico, CVGS Education and Seminar Chair and CVGS lecturer, will present the Spanish American War;

*  John Finch, U.S. Navy retired and past President of CVGS, will address World War One.  
     The schedule:

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.  Welcoming remarks
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Karl Zingheim presents "The War of 1812"
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.  - a 15 minute break. Door Prize drawing
11 a.m. to 12 noon - Marti Lewis presents "The Civil War"

12 noon to 1 p.m. - Lunch break. Please bring your lunch - or go to eateries nearby

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Susi Pentico presents "The Spanish American War"
2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - a 15 minute break. Door Prize drawing
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. -John Finch presents "World War I"
3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Susi Pentico will provide an overview of genealogical and military resources and methodologies

     Coffee, water, and morning and afternoon snacks will be offered. But since this will be an all-day affair, we suggest you bring a lunch (or, take advantage of the numerous restaurants and fast food places close by).  

     This seminar is FREE for everyone to attend.  

     Please pre-register by August 25, as space is limited.  To register, or for more information, go to our CVGS website,  click on the “Click here” link for the Fall Seminar, and fill in the online registration form; or contact Susi Pentico at or (619) 623 5250,  or Karen Yarger at or (619) 426-0834.

     Look for updates and more information on our CVGS blog (, or see our Facebook page (  The telephone callers will be phoning you to find out if you plan to attend.

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