Genealogy Research Group
---- Wednesday, September 10 at 12 Noon ----
---- Library Conference Room ----
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, September 17 at 12 Noon ----
---- Library Computer Lab ----
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, September 17 at 6:00 - 8:00PM ----
---- Lemon Grove Branch SD County Library ----
---- 3001 School Ln. Lemon Grove, CA ----
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, September 17: “Maryland Research or Preparing for a Research Trip”, attendees' choice.
General Society Meeting
---- Wednesday, September 24 at 12:00 noon ---
---- Library Auditorium ----
Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street
Join us this month for:
“California and the Mexican-American War
from a Genealogical Point of View– Part 2“
Presented By: Ceasar Castro
Ceasar Castro is a local boy. He graduated from Hilltop High School
and San Diego State with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He
worked at the Navy R&D Laboratory on Point Loma for 36 years
Ceasar started working on his genealogy in 2008 when his sister,
who had started earlier, asked him for help. However, slowly he took
over the research. He joined the San Diego Genealogy Society and the
Chula Vista Genealogy Society to learn more about genealogy. All of
his ancestors come from Baja California. In researching his Castro
ancestors, he discovered that two of his great-grandaunts married
Irishmen in Baja. This puzzled him - how did the Irishmen end up in
Baja around 1850? This started him delving into the history of Baja
and resulted in his research on the Mexican-American War.
When historians write about history, they are interested in who made
decisions and the result of those decisions. If an army is involved,
they may give the names of some of the officers but not of the common
soldiers. They usually only give the number of soldiers. But we are
genealogist; we seek the names of all the soldiers. That is because
we are usually looking for a particular person(s). This presentation
on the Mexican-American War is from that perspective; what were the
names of all the people involved in the Mexican-American War in
This presentation is a continuation from the February 2014 presentation.
Visitors and Guests are Welcome at all Society Meetings
For further information, contact Ralf Munoz, Programs Chair, email at
Also visit the Chula Vista Genealogy Society blog site at