Sunday, September 27, 2020

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 30 September, Features Colin Whitney

 Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 12 noon

CVGS General Meeting

in a Zoom Video Conference Meeting 

Colin Whitney on 

"Discovering the Nicholas Family In the British Isles"

This presentation traces the process of uncovering several generations of Colin's great-great-grandmother Nicholas branch of the family tree. It involves cooperation with a cousin via the internet, a family Bible, finding the MRCA from a DNA match and piecing together small clues to reveal the story. It ends with an attempted invasion of the British Isles.

Colin Whitney was born and raised outside London, England and attended high school at the Ottershaw Boarding School. He studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to obtain his Doctorate. He accepted a position there as Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department before continuing his research at the Central Research Laboratory of the Sperry Rand Corporation. In the late 1970s he moved to California joining the Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, California as a technical manager. Later he transferred to their Missile Systems Group and moved with them to Tucson, Arizona where became the Technical Director.  He retired in 1999.

Colin is a member of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, and of the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS).  He is Education Director and DNA Interest Group Leader for SDGS.


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