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, July 9 at 12 Noon ----
---- Library Auditorium ----

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.

Special Saturday Outreach Workshop

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonita-Sunnyside Library Community Room
4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, California

Presented by: Susi Pentico      Susi Pentico

This is a free workshop for everyone just getting started with their genealogy research or vetran researchers looking for new tips and tricks. For young people who want to find out more about their ancestors and others who may want to learn more about modern genealogy software currently available for organizing our records.

Susi will lead a workshop on "Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan Research."

Click here for the event flyer.

Genealogy Computer Group

---- Wednesday, July 16 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, June 16 at 6:00 - 8:00PM ----
---- Lemon Grove Branch SD County Library ----
---- 3001 School Ln. Lemon Grove, CA ----

Photo of Susi Pentico

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, July 16: Periodicals, Newspapers and Bulletins

General Society Meeting

---- Wednesday, July 30 at 12:00 noon ---
---- Library Auditorium ----

Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street

Join us this month for:

“How Do I Prove My American Indian Genealogy“

Presented By: Donna Bradley      Photo of Donna Bradley

How do you find evidence and prove that your ancestor is a Native- American? The presentation will discuss how to find records of Native-Americans in the census, in books, in government documents, as well as on the Indian Rolls.

Donna is an author, historian, genealogist and Native-American. She has been a professional genealogist for over 25 years and is a member in good standing with the APG (Association of Professional Genealogists). Donna has written many articles, given many lectures and taught genealogy throughout Southern California. Although she specializes in Native-American ancestry, she is very proficient in American and various international bloodlines.

Donna is an Honored Member of “The Worldwide Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs” as a business owner, author and professional genealogist. Her first book, Native Americans of San Diego County was published in 2009 and she is currently working on another book which she hopes to have published in 2014. She resides in the mountains of Southern California with her husband, having retired from over 30 years as a medical administrator, and parenting 29 foster children as well as her own daughters.

Click on each of the images below to get handout material that Donna will be using in her presentation which you can download and/or print out and bring to the meeting.

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Visitors and Guests are Welcome at all Society Meetings

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

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