Chula Vista
Genealogical Society

Virginia Taylor, President
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Ralph Munoz
1st Vice-President
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Barbara Ibaibarriaga
2nd Vice-President
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Karen Yarger, Secretary
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Sam Seat, Treasurer
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Standing Committees

Cemetery Steering Committee
Susan Zimmer [email protected]

Computer Group
Shirley Becker [email protected]

Susi Pentico [email protected]

Estate Papers
Gary Brock [email protected]

Susan Zimmer [email protected]

Dorothy Alvord [email protected]
JoAnn Bonner [email protected]

Wanda Brock [email protected]

Newsletter Editor
Randy Seaver [email protected]

Ways and Means
Bethel Williams [email protected]

Research Group and Queries
Randy Seaver [email protected]

Gary Brock [email protected]


From time to time our members may submit articles which they have prepared or found elsewhere and which pertain to genealogy or a related subject and they think other genies may find of interest.

We have organized these articles into three separate groups to help you find something of interest. The three groups break down as follows:

1. Research help, articles, tips, web sites, etc.

2. Family stories, vacations, prose, etc.

3. Book reviews, computer things, miscellaneous articles, etc.

We want to invite all members of the Society and other interested parties to contribute to this area of our web site if you have any information that others may find interesting. To submit an article please contact our Newsletter editor, Randy Seaver [email protected] and he will instruct you on how to submit your article.

The following articles pertain to the RESEARCH aspect of genealogy and may contain help tips, strategies and other web site suggestions.

Three Genealogy Powerhouses Join Forces to Publish 1940 US Census

101 Ways To Research For Free

Historic Display at La Vista Cemetery

Research assistance needed concerning your Civil War Ancestors

NSDCGS genealogy web sites you can use handout-10mar2009

1752--A Very Important Date

The 1752 Calendar Change in North America by William Dollarhide

Dollarhide's Genealogy Rules

101 Web Sites

Rootsweb Ancestry Flap

Mexico Addresses

Know your Mexican States

Connecticut Research

Top 10 Places To Find Maiden Names

Brooklyn Genealogy by Heather Quinlan

Locating Information About Ships by George G. Morgan

Collateral Ancestors: Researching siblings, inlaws, and other family members by Terry Prall

Hey, Persi! Bring Me Some Names! by Larry Naukam

A Check List of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Own, by William Dollarhide

Census Index Search Strategies

Research Articles on the Internet

Pursuing Your Elusive Ancestor in the Ancestry Message Boards

Pursuing Your Elusive Ancestor on the Rootsweb Web Site

Pursuing Your Elusive Ancestor in the USGenWeb Archives

Finding Your Elusive Ancestor in the Genforum Message Boards

Finding Your Elusive Ancestor at the User-submitted Web Pages

Using the Resources at Heritage Quest Online

Saving Your Family Bible Data

English Research – Chasing My Richman Family

My Personal Disaster Plan

What’s in Your Research Notebook?

Search and Research

Using The Family History Library Catalog

This group of articles is a collection of great family stories or stories about interesting events experienced while on vacation or some nice prose.

Memoir Writing Tips form Marion Roach Smith

Our Genealogy Vacation in Norway

Their Odyssey – To San Diego

Treasures in The Closet

In this group of articles we have book reviews, articles about things computer and other miscellaneous articles.

The National Archives offers these tips to help keep your family memories safe.

"Scott's Seven Simple Steps to Genealogy Society Success!" by Scott Phillips

"What's Up With Windows 7" by Gary Brock

"Digital Documentation" a presentation to CVGS by Shirley Becker

Bringing “Value” to Your Genealogical Society

Historians search for Purple Heart stories


Book Review – “MAYFLOWER”


The Faith of Our Colonial Forefathers