Sunday, October 23, 2022

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 26 October Features Mary Kircher Roddy

  Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 12 noon PDT

CVGS General Meeting (in a Zoom Video Conference)

Mary Kircher Roddy on 

"Time Will Tell - Using Timelines to Understand Your Ancestors

Are you using the Timeline tool to analyze your data? It's a great way to organize dates and places for specific ancestors and puts a different perspective on the information you've gathered. 

Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®, grew up in San Rafael, California. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from The University of California, Riverside in 1982 and a Master's in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1984. She earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Washington in 2005.  She was credentialed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2019. She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is a former treasurer for the Association of Professional Genealogists. 

She became interested in genealogy in 2000 in anticipation of a sabbatical in Ireland where her husband was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick. She was sure she would complete all her Irish genealogy while her husband taught at UL and her children attended Monaleen school. Two decades later, the genealogy is still a work in progress. Two decades later, the genealogy is still a work in progress. But the trip to Ireland awakened something deep in her Celtic bloodlines, the Irish tradition of the Seanachi, the storytellers and historians of yore.

Mary has published articles in many publications including The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS Magazine, Family Chronicle (now called Your Genealogy Today), Internet Genealogy, FGS Forum, as well as society publications in the US, Australia and Canada. Mary frequently lectures in Washington State as well as at conferences across the US on methodology and records. She is one of the founders of the Applied Genealogy Institute: ( She is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. 


Register on the CVGS website for this meeting at and look for the email with the Zoom meeting reminder link on about Monday, 24 October.

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 24 October. 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 (25 October) 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 12-14 page email newsletter chock full of program announcements, research tips and program reviews.


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