Sunday, May 26, 2019

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 29 May Features Gary Brock on "Places"

The next general meeting of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society is Wednesday, 29 May 2019, at 12 noon in the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street, Chula Vista CA 91910) in the Library Auditorium.

The program speaker will be CVGS Webmaster, Gary Brock, on "Places."

Gary grew up in Michigan and was relocated to Miramar Naval Air Station by the Navy in 1957. After discharge in June of 1960, he returned to Michigan for six months, during which time he met and became engaged to his wife of 56 years, Wanda. When January arrived in Michigan, he convinced Wanda to accompany him back to California where they settled in Santa Monica. He attended Santa Monica City Collage and later was employed at the UCLA Physics Department engaged in Nuclear Physics research.

After five years at UCLA he transferred to UCSD and continued research in Nuclear Medicine for another five years.  He left the University in 1978 to start his own data processing business, San Dieguito Data Services, based in Carlsbad, CA. In 1980, he and Wanda moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he started another data processing consulting firm, Brock & Associates, which he still operates on a reduced basis after retiring in 2002.

Gary is an ex-manager and president of San Dieguito Little League in Encinitas, CA.; ex-member of the Town Council, Encinitas, CA. before it became a city; an ex-commissioner, Boys Scouts of America, San Diego; past President and current Web Master of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, Chula Vista, CA. He is an avid gardener and a Life Member of the Handyman Club of America.

His own genealogy research is hard because he was adopted at 3 years old but he has managed to work his Mother’s lines back to the revolution war. However, he has been able to work his wife, Wanda’s, lines back to the 5th century because of so many royal and peerage ancestors.

Gary's presentation, “Places”, will cover some of the places in Western Europe where Wanda’s ancestors were so powerful and where he was able to visit recently.  

Following the presentation by our guest speaker there will be raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship to complete the program.

Please register soon at if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.

Attendance is free for all persons. 

Upcoming meetings of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society include:

*  Saturday, 1 June, 1 p.m., Bonita-Sunnyside Library:  CVGS Workshop - John Finch on "DNA Dynamics"

*  Wednesday, 12 June, 12 noon, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library:  CVGS Research Group - moderator Randy Seaver.

*  Wednesday, 19 June, 12 noon, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library:  CVGS DNA Interest Group - moderator Randy Seaver.

*  Wednesday, 26 June, 11 a.m., Sam Seat's home:  CVGS Annual Picnic and Potluck.


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