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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 ( and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (

Randy Seaver at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City


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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Genealogy Days in Chula Vista - July 2015

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society events for July 2015 include:

** Wednesday, 8 July, 12 noon to 2 p.m., Chula Vista City Hall, Building A, Executive Board Room 103B (276 4th Avenue) -- CVGS Research Group led by Randy Seaver.  We will review the latest genealogy news, share success stories and information, and discuss members research problems, and potential solutions, based on the collective knowledge and wisdom of the group.  

 ** Saturday, 11 July, 1 4 p.m., Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road) --  CVGS Saturday Workshop.  Susi Pentico will lead a discussion of "Brick Wall Solutions" of attendees.

** Wednesday, 15 July, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) --CVGS Computer Group meets in the Library Computer Lab, led by Shirley Becker. Bring your laptops to sharpen your computer skills and investigate online genealogy resources.

** Wednesday, 29 July, 12:30 p.m.  to 2:30 p.m., at Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road).  
CVGS Program Meeting meets in the Community Room.  The speaker will be Gabe Selak on "Balboa Park Centennial Celebration of 1015 Panama-California Exposition." Refreshments before and after the meeting.

**  Wednesdays, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 July, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) --Research Assistance in the Family Research area.  John Finch will help you with your research problems.  Bring your laptop if you want to do online research.
The Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library is located at 365 "F" Street in Chula Vista - between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue, midway between I-5 and I-805 (take the "E" Street exit from the freeways).

The Bonita-Sunnyside (County) Library is located at 4375 Bonita Road in Bonita - turn north on Billy Casper Way, just west of the Otay Lakes Road intersection with Bonita Road, on the north side of Bonita Road.

We welcome guests and visitors to our CVGS programs and events - if you are in the greater San Diego area and want to attend our events - please come and introduce yourselves.  All CVGS events are FREE to attend, except for some seminars and picnics.