I will be presenting "Searching Ancestry.com Effectively" tonight (Wednesday, 20 July 2011) at the Genealogical Society of North Orange County, California (GSNOCC) meeting. The program schedule is:
The program description and Randy's CV:
Ancestry.com has many wonderful features--a lavish buffet where it is hard to choose what to use and how to use it. Randy will discuss the effective use of such features as new or old search algorithms, basic or advanced search forms, exact or ranked matches, full names or wild cards, specific or all databases, restricted or whole collection, and site navigation.
Randy Seaver is a native San Diegan, a graduate of San Diego State University in Aerospace Engineering, and a retired aerodynamics engineer with a 38-year career at Rohr/Goodrich in Chula Vista. His ancestry is mainly colonial New England and Upper Atlantic, with some colonial German, French and Dutch forbears, and several 19th-century English immigrants.
Randy's activities include serving the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (former President, currently Newsletter Editor and Research Chairman); speaking to Southern California genealogy groups; teaching senior adult genealogy classes at OASIS; and writing the Genealogy 2.0 column for the FGS’s FORUM Magazine. He is a member of NGS, NEHGS, SDGS, CVGS, and CGSSD, and blogs daily about genealogy at Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com), The Geneaholic (www.geneaholic.com), and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (http://CVGenCafe.blogspot.com).
For additional information, please call GSNOCC at 714-996-9511, visit their web site at http://gsnocc.org, their blog at http://gsnocc.blogspot.com or Facebook.