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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


From: "J Paul Hawthorne

Date: October 30, 2013

Subject: War of 1812 - Perserve the Pensions Widget

There has been a campaign this past year to raise funds for the "War of 1812 Pension Digitization Project". I first heard of this earlier this year and immediately donated some funds. I think this is a VERY worthwhile project and impacts the genealogical community directly. I have several direct ancestors who fought in the War of 1812 as I believe many of you do too. Wouldn't it be nice to look these records up digitally, instead of sending a letter to the National Archives and hoping for a positive response.

I was contacted by Curt Witcher of the Allen County Library today asking for help within our community. He said David Rencher and his team put together a couple of widgets for society's web pages. If you could look at them and ask your board members to take a look, I would appreciate it. Please consider helping out the genealogical community as a whole.

You can see the widgets HERE.

You can see the Preserve the Pensions home page HERE.

Thank you for your time,

J Paul Hawthorne
President, Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego

From: "Randy Seaver"
Date: Monday, 18 March 2013
Subject: Genealogy Education Classes Online

As I wrote in the CVGS Newsletter, there will be genealogy classes available online, live from RootsTech 2013 in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, March 21, Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. You can see the list of presentations at (scroll down for the list). The times given there are MDT, so subtract one hour for PDT. The classes start at 7:30 PDT.

There should be a viewing window at for the classes, or a link to the viewing window.

Also, the handouts for most of the RootsTech 2013 classes (including many not shown online) are available by clicking individual subjects on the class lists at To see classes on each day, click on the tabs at the top of the page.

I will be in Salt Lake City from Tuesday through Sunday, reporting on my experiences at the FHL and at RootsTech on my blog,

I hope that you are able to take advantage of these educational opportunities.

Cheers -- Randy Seaver

From: Margaret Lewis
Posted: September 6, 2012
Subject: SDAAGRG Meeting Schedule for 2012- 2013

The San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group meetings are the 2nd Saturday of each month. The meetings time at Malcolm X Library are 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., the Family History Center meeting times are 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Please notice that some meeting places has been changed due to scheduling.

September 8, 2012, Meeting @ the Family History Center
Clara Carter (Joan’s daughter) will be doing a 30 minute community service presentation, followed by Felix Green, who will be doing training on "Skype", you will need to bring your Lap Top computer and download Skype from the Internet before the meeting. If you can't, we will download it at the meeting.

October 13, 2012, Meeting @ Family History Center
Dayrel Lewis, will be presenting his Family Research.

This year we will meet at Malcolm X Library, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 5148 Market St., San Diego, California 92114. On the following dates –
November, 2012, Meeting @ Malcolm X Library
Surah, will be presenting “What a College/University Can Tell You About Your Family.”

December 2012, No Meeting – Christmas Party @ Jacobs Center


Margaret Lewis - Vice President
San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group
P.O. Box 741956
San Diego, California 92174-1956
619) 262-5810 cell# (619) 507-7676