Monday, October 23, 2006

What's Black and White and Read all over CV?

I mentioned last week that I was interviewed by the local weekly newspaper, the Chula Vista (CA) Star-News. This paper is free to the community, and it covers the local Chula Vista news fairly well, especially sports and politics, plus it has decent advertising supplements.

When the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (CVGS) was planning the "Discover Your Family History" workshop (held on Saturday, 14 October), I sent the press release to the Star-News editor, hoping for publicity about the workshop. I got a response a week later from a reporter, and he said they would publish the workshop notice, but not do an article about it. The reporter did ask some questions about my own research and said he would like to do an article about me, so I submitted some typical questions and my answers. He followed up with several more questions, which I answered immediately.

The article appeared in last weeks Star-News dated 20 October, on page 2 continuing to page 12, including the picture of me and my ancestral chart that I posted here last week.

I will transcribe it and post the article tomorrow (the Star-News does not have a web site). It looks like they used about 20% of the material I provided, but they got the facts right and mentioned CVGS several times, so I'm happy to get CVGS and myself a little exposure.

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