Sunday, August 28, 2022

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 31 August Features Melissa Barker

   Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 12 noon

CVGS General Meeting (in a Zoom Video Conference)

Melissa Barker on "10 Things a Genealogist Should Do Before

 Leaving a Library or Archives”

Those brick and mortar buildings that we call libraries, archives, courthouses, genealogical societies, historical societies and museums are all around us. They hold the records that we are searching for as genealogists. Do you know how to use these repositories for the utmost benefit to your research?

Have you ever gotten home from a genealogy research trip and said to yourself "I forgot to do
that!" Learn the 10 things a genealogist should do before they leave a library and archives to
make their research trip a success!

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionately known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 17 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 32 years.


Register on the CVGS website for this meeting (, and look for the email with the Zoom meeting link on about Monday, 29 August.

This program will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform for Meetings. A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent via email to all CVGS members on 29 August. Please note that the meeting starts at 12 noon Pacific Daylight Time (3 p.m. Eastern time, 2 p.m. Central time, 1 p.m. Mountain time). The Zoom Meeting room will be open by 11:45 a.m. PDT for visiting and helping attendees connect.

Attendance is free but only 100 Zoom seats are available, so please register soon.

This invitation is available to non-members by registering at  If you register before Tuesday morning, you will receive an email on Tuesday (30 August) with the link to JOIN the Zoom meeting. Contact if you have problems or register too late for the email. 

NOTE: The Chula Vista Genealogical Society offers an annual membership of $30 and an email membership of $10 per year for distant members (outside of San Diego County, California). Besides the monthly General Meeting with a program on last Wednesdays, there is a monthly Research Group meeting on second Wednesdays and a DNA Interest Group meeting on the third Wednesdays, plus a monthly 10-page email newsletter chock full of program announcements, research tips and program reviews.


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