Welcome to my genealogy blog. Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver (of Chula Vista CA), who thinks that Genealogy Research Is really FUN!
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I'm Presenting at Orange County Genealogical Society on Saturday, 7 April
I will be making two presentations at the Orange County, California, Genealogical Society (OCCGS) meeting on Saturday, 7 April, starting at 11 a.m. The OCCGS meeting is in meeting room C & D at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, California. The general meeting starts at 10 a.m., with the first speaker presentation at 11 a.m. and the second speaker presentation at 12:30 p.m. The summary for the two presentations are: 1) “Finding
Your Elusive Ancestor: The Genealogical Proof Standard, and
Doing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search”
you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical
Standard (GPS)? It deals with information, sources,
evidence, analysis and proof, and was developed by the Board
Certification of Genealogists (BCG). It is the "standard"
methodology for professionals proving assertions of
genealogical facts. In this presentation, Randy Seaver will describe the
processes used to work with the GPS, especially the first element of the GPS, "to do a reasonably
exhaustive search." He will take a
whirlwind tour through traditional and online resources that
be included in a search, and discuss his favorite search
My Elusive Ancestor: Devier J. Smith Case
this presentation, Randy Seaver will describe his Case Study
of his favorite elusive ancestor, Devier J. Smith, that
illustrates the concepts of the GPS, and doing a Reasonably
If you have some free time on Saturday, I would love to meet you at the OCCGS meeting in Huntington Beach!