Chula Vista
Genealogical Society

Virginia Taylor, President

Ralph Munoz
1st Vice-President

Barbara Ibaibarriaga
2nd Vice-President

Karen Yarger, Secretary

Sam Seat, Treasurer

Standing Committees

Cemetery Steering Committee
Susan Zimmer

Computer Group
Shirley Becker

Susi Pentico

Estate Papers
Gary Brock

Susan Zimmer

Dorothy Alvord
JoAnn Bonner

Wanda Brock

Newsletter Editor
Randy Seaver

Ways and Means
Bethel Williams

Research Group and Queries
Randy Seaver

Gary Brock


Genealogy Research Group

---- Wednesday, October 8 at 12 Noon ----
---- Library Conference Room ----

Photo of Randy Seaver

The Genealogy Research Group led by Randy Seaver meets to help members solve their genealogy research problems and share successes through discussion and collective knowledge of the group.

Genealogy Computer Group

---- Wednesday, October 15 at 12 Noon ----
---- Library Computer Lab ----

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The Genealogy Computer Group led by Shirley Becker meets at 12:00pm for genealogy research on the internet and hands-on experience to assist people with research problems or computer operating problems.

Lemon Grove Outreach Meetings

---- Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 - 8:00PM ----
---- Lemon Grove Branch SD County Library ----
---- 3001 School Ln. Lemon Grove, CA ----

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The Lemon Grove Group until further notice will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to assist people with their research and to present new and different approaches to solving genealogy research problems.

Susi Pentico, (education chair), leads these discussions and invites everyone to come and participate.

• Wednesday, October 15: “Planning for a Research Trip”, attendees' choice.

General Society Meeting

---- Wednesday, October 29 at 12:00 noon ---
Community Room
Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road)

Join us this month for:

“Witness at Gettysburg“

Presented By: Annette Hubbell      Photo of Annette_Hubbell.jpg

The pursuit of family history includes the desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.

It is that last point, storytelling, which brings Miss Hattie to our November meeting. Behind the discovery of dates and family lineage are the stories of family. Miss Hattie Elizabeth Turner was a witness to the Battle of Gettysburg. Inspired by the diary of Hattie Elizabeth Unangst, Miss Hubbell spent nearly two years researching and writing this performance after spending time in Gettysburg in 2007. Miss Hubbell also draws upon the words and experiences from other witnesses to the war's fearful struggle, weaving a compelling story of American grit and determination that cannot help but leave one with a renewed appreciation for the sacrifice our forefathers made to preserve the ideals of this Country. The women, the soldiers, the boys who found themselves in uniforms, and how the sheer number of war's dead forever changed our burial customs and traditions is told.

Writer and actress Annette Hubbell takes us back to Gettysburg and its frightful aftermath. Thousands of soldiers converged, fought, and just as suddenly left, leaving 30,000 casualties. Just what does a town of 2400 do when suddenly faced with this calamity? Witness to Gettysburg opens on the eve of the battle and ends with President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. "I love to tell her story," Annette says. "It is one of courage and conviction and character."

Annette reinvented herself, acting and writing after retiring as General Manager from a San Diego North County water district. Currently she is performing in Witness to Gettysburg (over 120 performances) and as Eleanor Roosevelt in Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt. Witness to Gettysburg is also available on DVD. Adapted from the stage play, the film adds music and original photographs to this dramatic story. The DVD will be available at the meeting for a special performance price of $10.00.

Visitors and Guests are Welcome at all Society Meetings

For further information, contact Ralf Munoz, Programs Chair, email at

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