Friday, April 27, 2007

CVGS Meeting on 30 April - Margaret Read

The April 30 program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society will be held at 10 AM in the Chula Vista Civic Center Library auditorium. The program will start in the Auditorium at about 10:20 AM. A short society business meeting, led by President Randy Seaver, will take about 20 minutes.

The program speaker will be Margaret Fairfield Read, who will speak on "Strength of Western Women - Quilting Women's Lives." Margaret's grandmother left a book of hand-colored quilt patterns. Finding scraps of information about ancestors' lives is a challenge, which is made even greater when the ancestors are female. The object of this presentation is to give you ideas for learning more about your female ancestors. This talk will focus on the female ancestors of Margaret Read, showing the places information has been found and the ways in which Margaret has pieced together the fabric of those lives, starting with her grandmothers, then going back to their grandmothers, and great grandmothers when possible.

Margaret Fairfield Read taught elementary school in Encinitas for thirty-seven years. When she retired in 1998 she was able to devote her time to genealogy, and now teaches classes for North San Diego County Genealogical Society and also OASIS. She is a member of numerous genealogical and historical societies in the United States and in Ontario, Canada. She has attended NGS Conference, SCGS Jamboree and several family history fairs.

Guests and visitors are always welcome to all CVGS meetings and programs.

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