Monday, May 26, 2008

"Scottish Research" at CVGS on Wednesday, May 28

The next program meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society will be Wednesday, May 28, at 12 noon at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) auditorium.

After a brief business meeting, Jackie Webster will present "Scottish Research."

Jackie's talk description and curriculum vitae are:

"Jackie Webster's interest in genealogy expanded after she retired in 1990 and joined local organizations - BIGRA, GRA, & SDGS - and took genealogy classes. Trips to the FHC in Salt Lake City extended her information. She also joined other organizations relevant to her area of interest - Pennsylvania, Palatines, Nottingham, Glasgow and Scotland FHS, and they provided much more information about her family history. She currently volunteers one day a week at the SD FHC and one day a month at the SDGS in El Cajon. She is the Scottish Interest Group chair for BIGRA, and purchases publications, film and fiche on Scotland for the SD FHC. She holds periodic meetings there on specific topics of interest; the next meeting is July 10th on Scottish Land and Property Records.

Jackie will show us what records to research and where to find them specifically at the FHC. She will show us how to use the Scottish Research Outline and why we also need to use the English Research Outline. She will show us how Scottish history effects our research and where to find census & church records, maps, & locality registers. She will show us how to use the catalogues and where to find gems not listed in the catalogues! Finally, she will show us how to use the internet for Scottish research."

Please join us for this interesting presentation. When you come into the library, please enter through the Conference Room door to register, pick up the handouts, buy an opportunity drawing ticket, and have a snack.

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