Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Free CVGS Seminar on Saturday, 7 September - "A Century of Service - A Genealogist's Perspective"

CVGS Fall Seminar - Saturday, September 7 2013 – FREE!!

“A Century of Service – A Genealogist’s Perspective” 

This year's Fall Seminar will focus on our military through four wars in our country's history: the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War and World War I.

The FREE, all-day seminar will be held on Saturday, September 7 at the Bonita-Sunnyside Branch of the San Diego (Calif.) County Library (4375  Bonita Road) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Expert speakers will cover the history and events of each war and how we can learn more about our ancestors' enlistments, service records and pensions and more.

*  Karl Zingheim, the historian of the USS Midway Museum will address the War of 1812;

*  Marti Lewis, former president of San Diego's African-American Genealogy Research Group (SDAARG), will cover the Civil War;

*  Susi Pentico, CVGS Education and Seminar Chair, past CVGS President and CVGS lecturer, will present the Spanish American War;

*  John Finch, U.S. Navy, Retired and past President of CVGS, will address World War One.
 The schedule:

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.  Welcoming remarks
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Karl Zingheim presents "The War of 1812"
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.  - a 15 minute break. Door Prize drawing
11 a.m. to 12 noon - Marti Lewis presents "The Civil War"

12 noon to 1 p.m. - Lunch break. Please bring your lunch - or go to eateries nearby

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Susi Pentico presents "The Spanish American War"
2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - a 15 minute break. Door Prize drawing
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. -John Finch presents "World War I"
3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Susi Pentico will provide an overview of genealogical and military resources and methodologies

Coffee, water, and morning and afternoon snacks will be offered. But since this will be an all-day affair, we suggest you bring a lunch (or take advantage of the numerous restaurants and fast food places close by).

This seminar is FREE for everyone to attend.  

Please pre-register, as space is limited.  To register, or for more information, go to the CVGS website http://cvgenealogy.org/,  click on the “Click here” link for the Fall Seminar, and fill in the online registration form; or contact Susi Pentico at SusiCP@cox.net or (619) 623 5250,  or Karen Yarger at khy13@hotmail.com or (619) 426-0834.

Look for updates and more information on our CVGS blog (http://CVGenCafe.blogspot.com), or see our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChulaVistaGenealogicalSociety).

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