Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Genealogy is Fun! Seriously!" Program in Escondido on Saturday, 24 January

Your humble Genea-Musings scribe is the presenter at the Escondido Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, 24 January 2009. The meeting is at 10:15 a.m. in the Turrentine Room on the second floor of the Escondido Public Library, 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido (phone 760-839-4684).

The topic of the presentation is "Genealogy Is Fun! Seriously!" and covers names, places, records and events that are, um, funny or strange, at least in the semi-twisted mind of the presenter. The presentation reviews some of the choicest web pages that deal with genealogy humor, and may include the Genea-Man cartoon and a song or two.

Randy Seaver is a native San Diegan, a retired aerospace engineer, father and grandfather. He has been pursuing his elusive ancestors for 21 years, has self-published two family history books, and is the proud owner of several large GEDCOMs. He is the Past-President of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society, is currently the CVGS Research Chairman, and enjoys meeting people at genealogy conferences and cruises. He is a member of a number of several august local and national genealogical societies, including the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG), and is eligible to be a member of the Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of England (the Royal Bastards) if nominated and accepted. Randy publishes several genealogy blogs, including Genea-Musings, The Geneaholic, the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, and the South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit. He is a fervent believer that genealogy research is fun, and yearns to share the news.

If you have some free time on Saturday, come by the Escondido Public Library and laugh along with Randy and the EGS members.

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