Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Photos From CVGS Family History Day on 29 September - Set 2

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 my colleagues took during the day:

1)  A local Brownie troop did the flag presentation and Pledge of Allegiance.  They did an excellent job with enthusiasm and grace:

2)  During the Keynote talk, I shared my updated AncestryDNA ethnicity estimate:

3)  After the Keynote talk, we drew tickets for an AncestryDNA kit and a MyHeritageDNA kit.  Shirley (on the left) won the AncestryDNA kit (that's our "ticketmaster" Carole on the right):

4)  During the "This is Your Ancestry, Greg Cox," I showed many ancestral records of our guest.  He and I sat on the stage and discussed the records:

5)  I summarized my findings for Greg in this slide:

6)  There were ten Cox family members in attendance - Greg's sister, wife, two daughters, and 6 cousins, plus a family friend.  They were really interested in the results of the ancestry study.  I posed with all of them after the talk in front of the library:

Thank you to Ana Castro and Patricia Diana Godinez for the photographs.  More photos to come.
Previous 2018 Family History Day photos are in:

*  Photos From CVGS Family History Day on 29 September - Set 1 (posted 4 October 2018)


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