Sunday, August 27, 2023

Chula Vista Genealogical Society Meeting on Wednesday, 30 August Features Jean Wilcox Hibben

 Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 12 noon PDT

CVGS General Meeting (in a Zoom Video Conference)

Program Speaker:  Jean Wilcox Hibben on 

"Deduction v. Induction in Genealogical Research: Applying

 Logic Theory to Family History"

This presentation looks at the types of proof used to assess the validity of findings in the field of family history research.  The differences between original (primary) research and hearsay (secondary) accounts will be clarified, as will the benefits of using the Genealogical Proof Standard.  A discussion of the fallacies of reasoning and how they are often used in the field of genealogy, often perpetuating errors, is included.  As time allows, this will also cover using family stories and legends in doing genealogical research and how to weigh them against documented evidence to assess what data is most accurate. 

A native of the Chicago suburbs and a former Board Certified genealogist, Jean now resides in Southern California where she was a college professor for 13 years, teaching Speech Communication, then retiring to pursue her passions: family history and folklore (with a doctorate in the latter). She is a national speaker, the former Director of the Corona (CA) Family History Center, President and webmaster of the Corona Genealogical Society and Past-President of the Southern California Chapter of APG. She has been on the boards of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Family History Writers & Editors, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Jean was the Lead researcher for the first season of Genealogy Roadshow. She writes the "Aunty Jeff" column for the Informer, the newsletter of the Jefferson County, NY, Genealogical Society, and is am part of Genealogy Journeys® producing podcasts on Social History.  

Register on the CVGS website for this meeting at


This program will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform for Meetings.

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.

Members and non-members can register on the CVGS website for this meeting at and look for the email with the Zoom meeting reminder link on Tuesday, 27 July, with the link to JOIN the Zoom meeting. Contact if you have problems or register too late for the email.  

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

NOTE: The Chula Vista Genealogical Society offers an annual membership of $30. Besides the monthly General Meeting with a program speaker on the last Wednesday of each month, there is a monthly Research Group meeting on second Wednesdays and a DNA Interest Group meeting on third Wednesdays, all at 12 noon Pacific time, plus a monthly 10 page email newsletter chock full of program announcements, research tips and program reviews.


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