John Finch’s topic, “World War I, the Centennial," examines the players and causes of the War, impact on all populations, and the unstable peace that followed the cessation of hostilities. A display of the various military and other records and documents will be presented which, hopefully, will aid in your research pursuits of this era.
John Finch has been a member of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society since 1999 and has served as Library Coordinator, Program Chair and President (2004 -2006 term). He is also a member of the Lee County, Illinois and San Diego Genealogical Societies. He retired from U.S. Navy in 1980, and the San Diego County Probation Department in 1999.
John developed an interest in his own family history at a very young age, but did not begin an active pursuit of research until after retiring in 1999. Now, he spends several hours each week researching his family and volunteers, at the Chula Vista library, every Wednesday morning to assist new and seasoned researchers.
There will be a short CVGS business meeting and refreshments after the presentation.
Please register for the meeting at www.cvgenealogy.org on the Events tab so we can plan refreshments and handouts.
This presentation is FREE for all persons to attend.