Thursday, October 4, 2018

Photos From CVGS Family History Day on 29 September - Set 1

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society and the Chula Vista Public Library hosted the Third Annual  Family History Day on Saturday, 29 September at the Civic Center Branch Library.

There was a Keynote address on "Overview of Autosomal DNA Testing and Analysis for Genealogy" by Randy Seaver at 10:30 a.m., and a presentation of "This is Your Ancestry, Greg Cox" (a Finding Your Roots type of program) also by Randy for one of the San Diego County Supervisors from Chula Vista.

There were activities for the community at a number of stations in the library, including making a family tree, searching for records on the computer, ask research questions, children's activities, FamilySearch help, genealogy books, and a "Tell a Story" board in the entrance to the library.

I managed to snap some photos with my phone, and several other volunteers took photos and I will share some of them over time.

Here are a few of the photos I took during the day:

1)  There are book stands as you enter the stacks, and they usually have NEW books on them.  On Saturday, all of the stands had genealogy books - many of them recent publications that CVGS bought for the library.  Here is one of the book stands (there were six, I think):

2)  Marcia and Jane were in the Children's Library area, and had all sorts of activities for the kids, including a family tree, bug genetics, writing a story, etc.:

3)  At the entrance to the library, Jane and Ana had constructed a three-panel display with submitted "Story-Photo" for ancestors of our members.  Here is one side of the display:

 4)  Here is the story and picture for my second great-grandfather Devier James Lamphear Smith (1839-1894) on the bottom of the middle panel on the photo above:

5)  Here is the story and picture for my second great-grandfather Isaac Seaver (1823-1901):

More photos to come.


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