Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SDGS Program on Saturday, 11 October Features ... Randy Seaver. Surprise!!

The October program meeting for the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS, is this Saturday, 11 October at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., near Jackson Drive in San Diego).  

There is a Genealogy class at 9 a.m. for those interested - Peter Steelquist will present "Computer Resources for Genealogy."

The program speaker is Randy Seaver - a substitute after the original speaker could not present. Here is the information provided by the SDGS Program Chairman:

10 a.m. - Session 1:  Probate Records: My Favorite Record Type! 

Probate records are my absolute favorite record type for identifying and proving family relationships.  This presentation describes the overall probate process, the different kinds of probate records, and how to find and obtain probate records in repositories and online record collections.  

11:30 a.m. - Session 2: Genealogy is Fun! Seriously!

Believe it or not, there is a lot of humor in genealogy research -- names, epitaphs, wills, cartoons, videos, poetry, apparel, wisdom, genealogisms, etc. This presentation takes a light hearted look at the best of the genealogy humor sites.

Randy's Biography:

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 ( 

Com enjoy Randy's talks, learn and laugh and have a great time.

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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