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Thursday, July 9, 2015

CGSSD Welcomes Back Randy Seaver This August

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) will welcome back Genea-Musings blogmaster, Randy Seaver, on August 15th. for a one-hour presentation entitled...

"Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records"



FamilySearch has over 2,000 record collections, and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search engines.  They are digitized from FHL microfilms.  Think of them as "digital microfilm" - you have to browse these records.  There are finding aids to help the researcher find records for their ancestors - waypoints, volumes, volume indexes, etc.  This presentation will demonstrate how to find records for your ancestors in probate, land, town, tax and other unindexed records.


Bio: Randy Seaver is a native San Diegan. His ancestry is mainly colonial New England and Upper Atlantic, with some colonial German, French and Dutch forebears, and several 19th-century English immigrants. He has been pursuing his elusive ancestors since 1988, and has been online since 1992.

Randy is a former President of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, and is currently the Newsletter Editor and Research Chair. He speaks to Southern California societies, libraries and groups, and teaches "Beginning Computer Genealogy" adult classes at OASIS.  He is a member of NGS, NEHGS, SCGS, SDGS, CGSSD and CVGS. Randy blogs daily about genealogy subjects at Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com) and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (http://CVGenCafe.blogspot.com).

Randy Seaver at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City

Details:

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015

Schedule for the Day: 

9:00 User Groups & Special Interest Groups 
10:00 Break and Refreshments - Special vote for members.
10:20 Announcements 
10:30 Featured Presentation 

Place: Robinson Auditorium Complex, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), 
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla. Parking in Pangea Garage. 


For more details including maps to UCSD visit www.cgssd.org



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