Saturday, August 16, 2008

CVGS "Discover Your Family History" Seminar on 18 October

To celebrate October as Family History Month, the Chula Vista Genealogical Society and the Chula Vista Public Library will present an all-day fall seminar:


Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library Auditorium
(365 F Street, Chula Vista CA 91910)

FREE for all interested persons to attend.

GUEST SPEAKER: Jean Wilcox Hibben, MA, CG.

* Clue to Clue: Tracking a Family over Time and Miles -- Using various clues, you can piece together the life of an ancestral family.

* John Adam Hollaender: Survivor -- A Civil War soldier’s life story told in the first person by his wife, Caroline Maria Trapschuh.

* Bringing your Civil War Ancestor Back to Life: Songs & Stories of the War of the Rebellion -- Using music and stories to understand the events on the battlefield and the home-front.

Jean Wilcox Hibben, MA, CG, obtained her bachelors and masters degrees in Speech Communication and worked as a professor in the field for 13 years before leaving academia to pursue her passions: folklore and family history. She is currently working on her doctorate in Folklore.

A national speaker, Jean began giving presentations to the genealogical community in 2003 and has been doing public speaking for over 30 years. She also volunteers at the Corona CA Family History Center and trains Family History consultants.For information on past and future programs, comments about Jean’s work, ordering CDs, listings of her various topics, and more, see her website:


There will be a light lunch available at 12 noon – “make-your-own sandwiches” veggies, fruit, cookies, water, etc. We ask that people take their food into the nearby park to eat. A donation for the food will be appreciated.

RESERVATIONS REQUESTED: Please contact Virginia at 619-425-7922 or so that CVGS can plan refreshments and handout requirements.

Visit the Chula Vista Genealogical Society web site ( or the Society blog ( or contact Randy Seaver (619-422-3397, for more information.

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