Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 16 August: "Crafting Great Source Citations"

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (VGSSD) meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except December) from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the campus of UCSD, University of California, San Diego. See our web page  for directions.

The next meeting will be held on 16 August 2014 from 9:00 am to noon. Here are the details:

 9:00 AM:  User groups: Roots Magic, with Randy Seaver; Macintosh, with Dona Ritchie

10:00 AM:  Break, refreshments

10:20 AM:  Announcements followed up program:

"Crafting Great Source Citations"
by Randy Seaver

We all know that we should cite our sources, but it's hard to remember what goes first, what to include, punctuation, and more. Then the Internet came along and it's really complicated now. This presentation will cover source citation guides for genealogy, using content provider source citations, and using source citation templates in genealogy software programs, to cite our sources.


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 (

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pines Road, turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any space other than those specifically reserved for UCSD vehicles. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website (click here) for driving directions and a map.

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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