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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


CVGS Board Meeting Minutes - 12/3/2014
The complete minutes of the December 3rd CVGS Board of Directors meeting (click here) are availability here to read and/or print out.
CVGS General Meeting Minutes - 12/11/2014
The complete minutes of the December 11th CVGS General Holiday Luncheon (click here) are availability here to read and/or print out.
CVGS By-Laws
Our current Bylaws (click here) were approved by the membership on 31 October 2012 and are availability here to read and/or print out.
CVGS Standing Rules
New Standing Rules (click here) were approved by the board of directors on 5 September 2012 and are availability here to read and/or print out.
CVGS Standing Operating Procedures
Officer and Committee Chair SOPs (Standard Operting Procedures) (click here) designed to assist members holding these positions perform their duties. Approved by the board of directors and made availability here to read and/or print out.
A catalog, (click here), of books found in the family research section at the Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street, Chula Vista. These are books which have been provided over the years by the Chula Vista Genealogical Society. The list is current as of April 15, 2014.
From time to time our Librarian will remove books from our collection and make them available to our members and the public for a donation. The books are removed because they have become out of date, are a duplicate or are now available for reading on the internet. (click here) to view a list of these books.

If you are interested in any of these books please contact our Librarian, Wanda Brock at
The Society has completed and released a CD containing a complete inventory of interments and inurnments at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California. For more information (click here).
A new database of Society members and past member pedigree charts (Ahnentafels) has been added to our web site. Those listed in these pedigree charts do not include living persons and the owner is identified only by a number to preserve identity. These are five or more generation pedigree charts and are searchable through an alphabetized index (click here). There will be a contact address for those interested.
Genealogy Links
The Society has found numerous Internet Links (click here) to sites that are of particular interest to those working on various Genealogy projects, especially for the Southern California and San Diego County area.

If you know of other sites which could be of interest to our member and others please E-mail the information to the Webmaster listed below.
Genealogy Forms
The Society has collected and makes available a handy set of blank genealogy Forms (click here). to assist you when working on your various Genealogy projects.

You can download and print out these blank forms for use while gathering and organizing genealogy data. You will need a copy of the Adobe Reader installed on your system to print them out.
Research Group
This group tries to help members solve their research problems through discussion and the collective knowledge of the group. The Research Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the conference room at the Chula Vista central library.
Computer Group
This group regularly meets for a combination of discussion and hands on experience to assist people in internet research and answer questions on problems they may be having with their computers. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the computer lab at the Chula Vista central library.
Hispanic Research
This is a new resource for us here at the Society. We have recently had a guest speaker, Patricia Diane Godinez, present a wealth of information on how to go about doing Hispanic Genealogy. Patricia is a 30 year veteran of Hispanic and Canadian research and is a volunteer at the Bonita Family History Center. She can be reached at She has also provided a list of Microfilms (Click here) that are available for research at the LDS Family History Center.
Library Assistance
CVGS member John Finch has volunteered to provide genealogical research assistance and advice in the Family Research section of the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (on the south side of the library, past the library Help desk and the CD/DVD section, near the collection of genealogy books and periodicals). John will be there on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to help members and guests. Wi-fi Internet is usually available in this area, so bring your laptops or mobile devices.

John can be reached via email at