February General Meeting: Genealogy and Serendipity

February 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This will be a virtual Zoom meeting.
Topic: Genealogy and Serendipity
Presented by: Bill and Jeri Miller and Bob Hazard

How many of you, during your genealogical research, have discovered letters, photos, records, notes, etc., on an incident that revealed a surprising chance happening that determined your very existence?  This month, Bob Hazard, Bill and Jeri Miller will team up to share six serendipity events that had a tremendous impact on their ancestors and themselves.

We will discover some amazing results from:

  • A frightening demand made in London, England in 1851
  • A sketch on a scrap of paper that revealed the reason his parents met
  • A blind date that determined their destiny (a Valentine’s Day entry!)
  • How an earthquake uncovered a line of ancestors
  • A hidden file of 75-year-old employment search letters that would have changed his family’s lives
  • A hazardous encounter on a LA Red Car in 1947

These six events determined our very existence.  If you have a dramatic serendipity event that played a part in your ancestry, please email Bob Hazard at ra_hazard@att.net.  Bob will select one to be included in the program that evening.

You will be receiving your Zoom invitation the weekend just before the meeting.  If you are not a member and would like to attend, please email CVGSEvents20@gmail.com.