Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CVGS Saturday Workshop (3 September 2016) is "Family Tree Maker Review"

The September 3rd Chula Vista Genealogical Society Saturday Workshop at Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room (4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902) starts at 1 p.m. PDT.

The workshop will be "Family Tree Maker Review" Presented by CVGS member Ken Robison.



If you use Family Tree Maker. or want to learn more about this awesome program, it is highly suggested you attend this event.

Please bring your laptops with Family Tree Maker installed so you can follow along. If you have a specific question on FTM or want a specific topic covered, please let Ken know at:  
kenrobison66@gmail.com

Please register for this event if you plan to attend so we may better prepare the venue.  More information and online registration: Chula Vista Genealogical Society Saturday Workshop 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

CVGS August Program Meeting is Wednesday, 31 August 2016: Shirley Becker on "New York Revisited"

CVGS General Meeting 
Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium (365 F Street, Chula Vista CA 91910)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:00 PM PDT 

Please Note Change of Program

Shirley Becker will present "New York, Revisited!"


Shirley Becker is a great grandmother to about 13, of whom 4 live with her. Since 3 are teenagers, she does occasionally have to battle for computer time. Shirley has been working on genealogy seriously for about 30 years and before that occasionally as she found time. 

Most of her research is in upstate New York, but as her lines grow she has found some in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the New England States. She is presently attempting to correct mistakes and add sources that were neglected when she was a beginner in the lifelong work that is known as Genealogy.

The meeting starts promptly at Noon with announcements and introductions. A presentation by our guest speaker followed by a short business meeting and finally raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship will complete the program.  Attendance is free.

Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event. More information and online registration: CVGS General Meeting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter is Published

The August 2016 newsletter of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society was published last week.

Society Members can read it online, in a PDF format - use the "Members" link (roll over "Members," and click on "Newsletters") at www.CVGenealogy.org.  Non-members can read CVGS Newsletters two months after publication, per Board of Directors direction (on 
www.CVgenealogy.org, roll over "News" and click on "Newsletters").

The Table of Contents lists:

page 1 - August 31st Program Meeting
page 2 - President’s Message 
page 2 - Register for Meetings on CVGS Website
page 3 - Next Computer Group Meeting
page 3 - Lemon Grove Research Group News

page 3 - September 3rd Saturday Workshop
page 72 - New CVGS Nametags Available
page 4 - July 27th Picnic Summary
page 5 - August 24th Genealogy Field Trip
page 5 - Save the Date: Family History Day

page 5 - Save the Date: Stump the Chumps
page 5 - Family Tree Magazine Top 101 Websites
page 6 - July Research Group Review 
page 7 - CVGS at SDHC Free Tuesday
page 8 - Legacy Family Tree Webinars

page 9 - CVGS Society Information 
page 9 - San Diego Genealogy Events
page 10 - Genealogy Days in Chula Vista


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Next CVGS Computer Group Meeting is 17 August 2016

        The next CVGS Computer Group meeting will be on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in downtown Chula Vista, Calif.).  There will be a “Beginning Computer Genealogy” class at 10:15 a.m. in the Conference Room, followed by the regular “Computer Group” meeting in the Computer Lab from 12:30 to 2 p.m., both led by Shirley Becker.  

          Class will start at 10:15 a.m. in the Computer Lab and go until 11:45 a.m. when we will break for lunch. It is called a “Beginning Computer Genealogy” group. If you have a laptop, you should bring it. Gary Brock will be demonstrating very basic computer tasks such as how to find tutorials and use them. We will move to the computer lab at 12:30 p.m. and stay until 2 p.m.  Basic genealogy tasks are planned, such as going to a website, copying an item and placing that item in your database. We will use the lab computers at this point with a kind of fake database set up in Microsoft Word. We will delete those databases when we leave the lab. Hopefully, the attendees will have some basic knowledge at that point to follow on the computers.  We want their input on what they would like to learn.

     The expectation is that the attendees will follow up at home by practicing on things they will learn in class.  In two months, if they practice we will try for more advanced things in the lab. If it doesn’t work that way, we will answer requests for assistance and we will discontinue the extra class. 

Please register for this event on the CVGS website on the Events tab -  https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/events.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

August Research Group Review

The August 10th meeting of the CVGS Research Group had 10 in attendance.

In the first hour, Randy discussed:

*  The San Diego Genealogical Society Fall Seminar is Saturday, 10 September at Marina Village on Mission Bay.  The speaker is The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor.

*  The latest issue of Family Tree Magazine published their 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2016.

*  Family Tree Maker sent an email describing their progress in updating the software.

*  The 1895 will of Elling Eriksen Natvig named his wife and four daughters, but not his two sons and another daughter.  Three of the daughters were from his wife's first marriage.  Randy also found the Natvig land on the 1873, 1890 and 1899 plat maps of Cottage Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin.

In the second hour, the attendees described their genealogy challenges and successes, including:

*  Helen S. found her ancestor, John Winkle, on one Revolutionary War muster roll listed as "on command" for a Pennsylvania regiment.   She wondered what that meant.  He is not listed on any Revolutionary War service record or pension file.  During the discussion, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission website (http://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Pages/default.aspx) was mentioned as having useful information for Pennsylvania residents in this time frame.

*  Diane G. did more research on her serial killer who died at age 34 - she found he requested that they put cement is his coffin so his body would not be stolen.  She is corresponding with two cousins from Romania and encouraging them to get their DNA tested.

*  Bill H. is adopted, and knows the name of his birth father from an affidavit provided by his mother, and has found him in census records and the Social Security Death Index.  The father is listed as a child in the 1920 U.S. Census in Chicago, but the father's father's surname (Rizzo) is different than his father's surname (Reiss).  It may be that the grandfather was married to another woman at the time of the census.  The group suggested that he obtain the Social Security Application for his father which will probably name his parents.

The next meeting of the CVGS Research Group will be on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at 12 noon at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library in the Conference Room.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Next CVGS Research Group is 10 August 2016

The next CVGS Research Group meeting will be Wednesday, 10 August 2016, at 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library in the Conference Room.

This meeting is for society members to share their research successes, their research challenges and questions.  Randy Seaver is the leader, and often highlights current genealogy news and advances in the first hour, and the attendees share their work in the second hour.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 6th Saturday Workshop -- RootsMagic Review

 The August 6th Saturday Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road).  

The subject will be “RootsMagic 7 Review” with Randy Seaver.  Please bring your laptops with RootsMagic installed so you can follow along.  If you want a specific topic covered, please let Randy know at rjseaver@cox.net

Monday, August 1, 2016

Genealogy Days in Chula Vista - August 2016

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society events for August 2016 include:

 ** Saturday, 6 August, 1 p.m to 4 p.m., Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road) -- 
CVGS Workshop in Community Room.  Randy Seaver will lead a discussion of "RootsMagic Review." Saturday Workshops are for hands-on experience with computers, software, websites, etc.

** Wednesday, 10 August, 12 noon to 2 p.m., Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) -- CVGS Research Group meets in the Conference Room, led by Randy Seaver.  We will review the latest genealogy news, share success stories and information, and discuss members research problems, and potential solutions, based on the collective knowledge and wisdom of the group.  

** Wednesday, 17 August, 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) -- CVGS Computer Group meets in the Library Computer Lab, led by Shirley Becker. Bring your laptops to sharpen your computer skills and investigate online genealogy resources.

** Wednesday, 31 August, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., at Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) -- CVGS Program Meeting meets in the Auditorium.  The program speaker will be Kitty Cooper on "DNA Testing for Genealogists"  The business meeting will be after the presentation.  Refreshments before and after the meeting.

**  Wednesdays, 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 August, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) -- Research Assistance in the Family Research area.  John Finch will help you with your research problems.  Bring your laptop if you want to do online research.

The Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library is located at 365 "F" Street in Chula Vista - between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue, midway between I-5 and I-805 (take the "E" Street exit from the freeways).

The Bonita-Sunnyside (County) Library is located at 4375 Bonita Road in Bonita - turn north on Billy Casper Way, just west of the Otay Lakes Road intersection with Bonita Road, on the north side of Bonita Road.

We welcome guests and visitors to our CVGS programs and events - if you are in the greater San Diego area and want to attend our events - please come and introduce yourselves.  All CVGS events are FREE to attend, except for some seminars and picnics.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

CVGS Annual Picnic is Wednesday, July 27th at the Brock's Home

 WEDNESDAY, July 27th  ANNUAL PICNIC
from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m.
At Home of Gary and Wanda Brock 
(4397 Allen School Lane, Bonita)


     Attendance is free but we ask that you bring a dish as a potluck item and a $5 donation to cover cost of hotdogs, brats, hamburgers, fixings.  Plates, utensils and water will be furnished by the society.  Please contact Ana Castro (crcastro@cox.net, 781-8441) to coordinate your potluck contribution – it could be a side dish, appetizers, salad, beans, fruit, veggies, or desserts.

     The theme will be "Digging the Dirt – Our Family Stories" about a “misbehaving ancestor” and will include a large display board  and table  where you  can display an article or artifact about your ancestor.  Bring your stories!!

     Parking will be available on the property with assistants to help you park. No need to park on the street. Golf cart service will be available to transport you and your belongings to and from the parking area if needed.  


Friday, July 22, 2016

July 13th Research Group Review

There were 13 attendees at the CVGS Research Group meeting on Wednesday, 13 July at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library.

In the first hour, Randy discussed these highlights from his month of genealogy work:

*  MyHeritage released their PedigreeMap which shows where your ancestors resided when they were born, married and died.
*  MyHeritage released their new Sun Chart, which shows names and photos of ancestors or descendants in a circular fashion.  This may be useful for DNA matching.
*  He received five New Jersey vital record certificates for his Auble relatives from a colleague who visited the Archives in Trenton.

In the second hour, we went around the table and folks shared about:

*  Arlene has been working in MyHeritage and finding records.  She also likes the "On Granny's Trail" channel on YouTube.
*  Gary has been working on his royal lines and is back into the 700s.  He found a family box in his garage that had a big 1903 Bible, but the family pages were blank.
*  Shirley wondered how to search the Gallery in her Ancestry Member Tree.  We found that Ctrl-F works but only on the current page.  She is adding media to her Ancestry and MyHeritage trees when relationships and events are proved.
*  Susi and Mary had a breakthrough at the FamilySearch Center - they found books on the shelf for several ancestral towns in North Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin and went back another generation.  Susi thinks she has identified a wife's maiden name on her PA Higgins line.
*  Virginia found vital records for her siblings and grandparents in the Indiana certificate databases on Ancestry.
*  Jane has been working with Ana on their 50th high school reunion, trying to find death records and living person addresses.  
*  Helen is working on her husband's genealogy, and found NJ and NY probate records that indicated there was an unknown stepson in one family.  
*  Karen S. had a contact from a 4th cousin on Ancestry from her tree.  She has a trunk of family treasures from her deceased aunt, which includes a 1916 scrapbook, letters to grandparents from a World War II son.  She wondered how to save therm.  The group suggested scanning them to save them and pass them to family members, and to preserve them in an archival scrapbook or album.
*  John has had good luck finding useful information about families in Ancestry's "North American Family Histories" database.  He has done his mitochondrial DNA on FamilyTreeDNA, and he and his wife also tested on AncestryDNA and have lots of matches.
*  Diane had a 23andMe DNA contact with a adoptee who lives in Carlsbad that connects with her son.

The next Research Group meeting will be Wednesday, 10 August 2016, at 12 noon in the Conference Room of the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library.

Monday, July 18, 2016

FREE Genealogy 101 and 102 Classes on July 21 and 28

     The FREE Genealogy 101 and 102 classes will be on Thursdays, 21 July and 28 July from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road, Bonita CA 91902).  

The instructors will be Susi Pentico, Shirley Becker and Randy Seaver.  Please reserve your spot by registering on the CVGS website (www.cvgenealogy.org) and by contacting Susi Pentico (619-623-5250).

     You will learn about:  What is genealogy; Collecting family records; Organizing your information; Where to search.  What to search for.  

     You will need:  pencils (#2 preferred), paper (yellow note pad, 8 1/2” by 11” tablet), eraser, and a 3 ring binder type notebook.  Bring all the information you can gather on your families.

     We will furnish: 2 Pedigree Charts (1 to use in class); 2 Family Group sheets (1 to use in class), Research Log, and a Resource List.  You will use the Yellow Tablet to start your Correspondence Log.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter is Published

The July 2016 newsletter of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society was published last week.

Society Members can read it online, in a PDF format - use the "Members" link (roll over "Members," and click on "Newsletters") at www.CVGenealogy.org.  

Non-members can read CVGS Newsletters two months after publication, per Board of Directors direction (on www.CVgenealogy.org, roll over "News" and click on "Newsletters").

The Table of Contents lists:


page 1 - July 27th Annual Picnic
page 2 - President’s Message 
page 2 - Register for Meetings on CVGS Website

page 3 - Upcoming FREE Genealogy 101/102 Classespage 3 - Next Computer Group Meeting

page 3 - Lemon Grove Research Group News

page 3 - August 6th Saturday Workshop
page 4 - June 29th Program Review
page 5 - June 22nd Genealogy Field Trip

page 5 - Save the Date: Family History Day


page 6 - June Research Group Review 

page 7 - Save the Date: Stump the Chumps
page 7 - New CVGS Nametags Available
page 7 -  Scholarship Presentations Read
page 7 - July 2nd Workshop Review

page 8 - Legacy Family Tree Webinars

page 9 - CVGS Society Information 
page 9 - San Diego Genealogy Events
page 10 - Genealogy Days in Chula Vista



Friday, July 15, 2016

CVGS Computer Group Meeting on 20 July 2016

    The next CVGS Computer Group meeting will be on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in downtown Chula Vista, Calif.).  There will be a “Beginning Computer Genealogy” class at 10:15 a.m. in the Conference Room, followed by the regular “Computer Group” meeting in the Computer Lab from 12:30 to 2 p.m., both led by Shirley Becker.  

          Class will start at 10:15 a.m. in the Computer Lab and go until 11:45 a.m. when we will break for lunch. It is called a “Beginning Computer Genealogy” group. If you have a laptop, you should bring it. Gary Brock will be demonstrating very basic computer tasks such as how to find tutorials and use them. We will move to the computer lab at 12:30 p.m. and stay until 2 p.m.  Basic genealogy tasks are planned, such as going to a website, copying an item and placing that item in your database. We will use the lab computers at this point with a kind of fake database set up in Microsoft Word. We will delete those databases when we leave the lab. Hopefully, the attendees will have some basic knowledge at that point to follow on the computers.  We want their input on what they would like to learn.

     The expectation is that the attendees will follow up at home by practicing on things they will learn in class.  In two months, if they practice we will try for more advanced things in the lab. If it doesn’t work that way, we will answer requests for assistance and we will discontinue the extra class. 

Please register for this evento n the CVGS website on the Events tab -  https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/events.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 29th Program Review - Annie Moore of Ellis Island

The June 29th program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) was supposed to have CVGS member Shirley Becker as the speaker on "New York Revisited", but she had a family emergency.  President Virginia Taylor asked Randy Seaver if he had any ideas, and he suggested watching a CDROM he obtained at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree from a Legacy Family Tree webinar titled "Annie Moore of Ellis Island, A Case of Historical Identify Theft?" by renowned author and genealogist Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak.

The historical background is that Annie Moore (age 13?) was the first immigrant to step onto Ellis Island in New York harbor on 1 January 1892, accompanied by her two brothers, Anthony and Philip, from the ship Nevada.  Apparently, her parents Mathew and Mary were already in New York City.  She received a $10 gold piece and there were several articles about this plucky Irish girl coming to America.  She disappeared into the melting pot of America.

When Ellis Island was being restored in the 1980s and 1990s, a commemorative plate was being sold to raise funds, and a granddaughter of a woman named Annie Moore inquired and it was thought by the family that Annie Moore O'Connell of Texas was the Irish lass, but she had died and there were only memories and a photograph.  A newspaper article and a magazine article were written about her.

In 2006, Megan Smolenyak was writing a book titled "They Came to America," and she decided to track down the paper trail for Annie Moore in historical records.  She easily found the 1900 and 1910 U.S. census records for Annie (Moore) O'Connell, in Texas and New Mexico, respectively, but they indicated that she was born in Illinois.  After more searching, Megan concluded that the 1986 claim was wishful thinking on the part of the O'Connell family.

Megan started a new search for the real Annie Moore, and it was apparent that it would be a challenge because of the fairly common name and the lack of records in many localities.  She ran a crowd sourcing contest on her blog, offering a $1,000 for conclusive proof of the identity of the real 1892 Irish immigrant.  Bits and pieces of evidence was found by researchers, including a 1902 death record of Anthony Moore in New York City, son of Mathew and Julia (not Mary!) Moore; next, a 1900 U.S. census of Mathew, Julia and Annie in New York City, but was it the right family?  A 1915 New York State Census entry and the 1920 U.S. Census entries tied Philip Moore to Mathew and Julia;  Philip Moore's 1921 Declaration of Intention said he arrived on the ship Nevada in January 1892, which corroborated that this was the correct Philip, whose parents were Mathew and Julia Moore;  Philip had a daughter Anna in 1925, and from her Social Security Application information Megan found Anna's son, Michael Shulman.  She phoned Michael and he said immediately "you have the right family."

Gradually, the life of Annie Moore was pieced together.  She married Joseph Schayer in 1901 and lived on the lower east side of Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge.  They had a number of children, and Annie died at age 47 in December 1924.  A New York City resident obtained the death certificate which named her spouse and her parents.  Annie was buried in an unmarked grave in Woodside Cemetery in Queens.

After identifying Annie's life story, Megan started another project, to track down Annie's descendants and other Moore relatives, and they held a family reunion at the New York Biographical and Genealogical society building in 2007. In the process, they collected several family photographs of Annie.  Eight different ethnic groups were represented at the reunion.  A New York Times article in 2007 described the research.  A photograph was found of the three children in the photograph album of Mr. Weber, the Superintendent of Ellis Island.

A new memorial at the cemetery was erected with much fanfare (see http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16193022&ref=acom). A statue of Annie and her two brothers was installed at Ellis Island, and a plaque was put on the family home in Cork, Ireland.  A movie was made by students in Cork describing Annie's life (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxdwL92UDcs) and they found Annie's birth and baptism records in Cork records.  A play was written and performed about the Annie Moore story in Washington DC.

All in all, this was a historical genealogy mystery story in two parts, with the end result  that her descendants reclaimed their rightful place in history.  You can see several videos about this story at Megan's website -  http://www.honoringourancestors.com/annie-video.html.



Sunday, June 26, 2016

July 2nd Saturday Workshop

The July 2nd Saturday Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road).  The subject will be "Ancestry.com and the Bonita-Sunnyside Library Genealogical Holdings," led by Marisa Lowe, Head Librarian at the library.

Be sure to register for this event on the CVGS website on the Events page (https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/events). 

Friday, June 24, 2016

June 29th Program Meeting is "New York Revisited"


 WEDNESDAY, June 29th  GENERAL MEETING
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road) in Community Room
“New York Revisited” with Shirley Becker

     This program will be an overview of upstate NY areas for research, but not New York City which would require at least another hour or two. I have updated some information, rechecked links, and given suggestions for researchers to follow. For those who have seen prior presentations, it will be again overwhelming with facts, but hopefully not too dry. The strange places records can be found in NY will be talked about and the handout will contain links to many areas that were not online even two years ago. If you've saved the handout from Shirley's previously scheduled talk, please bring it.  Your event registration contains a link to our website so you may print the handout. 

     In depth coverage of research in NY is not possible in one talk, but there are many areas that a genealogist can use to expand their knowledge and hopefully find a missing ancestor or information to add to their knowledge. Each area such as the Erie Canal merits detailed and in depth coverage, especially those of Irish or Italian descent, as many of them lost their lives working on the canal, the same fact is true regarding the railroads. This presentation should provide clues for further research in a state that was a gateway to the rest of the nation.

     Shirley Becker is a great grandmother to about 13, of whom 4 live with her. Since 3 are teenagers she does occasionally have to battle for computer time. She has been working on genealogy seriously for about 30 years and before that occasionally as she found time. Most of her research is in upstate New York, but as her lines grow she has found some in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the New England States. She is presently attempting to correct mistakes and add sources that were neglected when she was a beginner in the lifelong work that is known as Genealogy.

PLEASE  NOTE  DIFFERENT  TIME  AND  PLACE  FOR  THIS  MONTH

Saturday, June 18, 2016

CVGS Field Trip on 22 June 2016

John Finch has arranged another research field trip for Wednesday, 22 June 2016, to the Family Search Library in Mission Valley.

We will meet that morning at 9:30 a.m. on the second level of the downtown Chula Vista parking structure off F Street and 3rd Avenue, near Marie Callender's, for car pooling.
     
Please contact John Finch at jan27@cox.net for further information and to confirm your attendance. This trip will be devoted to researching at the FamilySearch Library from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Attendees may stay later if they wish. Those interested are invited to have lunch at Marie Callender's after returning from the trip.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Upcoming Beginning Genealogy Classes

 CVGS will have a multi-session Beginning Genealogy class at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library in the July-August time period.  We are still working on getting dates and  times that work best for those who are helping with the presentations.  

An Intermediate Genealogy class focusing on Internet resources will be held after the Beginning Genealogy class.  

Please contact Susi Pentico (susicp@cox.net) to sign up and express an opinion for dates and times.   More information later.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter is Published

The May 2016 newsletter of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society was published last week.

Society Members can read it online, in a PDF format - use the "Members" link (roll over "Members," and click on "Newsletters") at www.CVGenealogy.org.  

Non-members can read CVGS Newsletters two months after publication, per Board of Directors direction (on www.CVgenealogy.org, roll over "News" and click on "Newsletters").

The Table of Contents lists:


page 1 - June 29th Program Meeting
page 2 - President’s Message 
page 2 - Register for Meetings on CVGS Website
page 3 - Next Computer Group Meeting
page 3 - Lemon Grove Research Group News

page 3 - June 11th Saturday Workshop

page 3 - July 2nd Saturday Workshop
page 3 - Upcoming Genealogy Classes
page 4 - May 25th Program Review
page 4 - June 22nd Genealogy Field Trip


page 5 - Family Discovery Day Review
page 6 - May Research Group Review 
page 7 - Genealogy Roadshow on PBS
page 7 - Legacy Family Tree Webinars

page 7 - The Wall of Faces

page 7 - New CVGS Nametags Availablepage 8 - Three CVGS Scholarships Awarded
page 9 - CVGS Society Information 
page 9 - San Diego Genealogy Events
page 10 - Genealogy Days in Chula Vista

Sunday, June 12, 2016

CVGS Computer Group Meeting on 15 June 2016

    The next Computer Group meeting will be on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in downtown Chula Vista, Calif.).  There will be a “Beginning Computer Genealogy” class at 10:15 a.m. in the Conference Room, followed by the regular “Computer Group” meeting in the Computer Lab from 12:30 to 2 p.m., both led by Shirley Becker.  

          Class will start at 10:15 a.m. in the Computer Lab and go until 11:45 a.m. when we will break for lunch. It is called a “Beginning Computer Genealogy” group. If you have a laptop, you should bring it. Gary Brock will be demonstrating very basic computer tasks such as how to find tutorials and use them. We will move to the computer lab at 12:30 p.m. and stay until 2 p.m.  Basic genealogy tasks are planned, such as going to a website, copying an item and placing that item in your database. We will use the lab computers at this point with a kind of fake database set up in Microsoft Word. We will delete those databases when we leave the lab. Hopefully, the attendees will have some basic knowledge at that point to follow on the computers.  We want their input on what they would like to learn.

     The expectation is that the attendees will follow up at home by practicing on things they will learn in class.  In two months, if they practice we will try for more advanced things in the lab. If it doesn’t work that way, we will answer requests for assistance and we will discontinue the extra class. 

Please register for this evento n the CVGS website on the Events tab -  https://chulavistagenealogysociety.wildapricot.org/events.