Thursday, May 13, 2010

SDJGS Program on Sunday - Using Effectively

The May meeting of the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society will be Sunday, May 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center San Diego (4126 Executive Drive, near Genesee Avenue in La Jolla, second floor).

The program will be Randy Seaver presenting "Using Databases and Family Trees Effectively."

The subscription website has many wonderful features - it's like a lavish buffet where it is hard to choose what to do and how to use it.

* For searches: basic or advanced search; new or old search screens; exact or ranked matches; full names or wild cards; specific or all databases; restricted collection or whole collection.

* For family trees: public or private; one-editor or group editors; GEDCOM upload or enter-by-hand; upload photos and documents; attach historical documents; add stories; "collect" data from others; synchronization with software; etc.

In this presentation, Randy Seaver will discuss and demonstrate these issues and offer recommendations for effectively using databases and family trees.

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 occasionally to Southern California societies, libraries and groups, teaching Beginning Computer Genealogy senior adult classes at OASIS, and writing the Genealogy 2.0 column for the FGS’s FORUM Magazine. He is also a member of NGS, NEHGS, SDGS, and CGSSD, and blogs daily about genealogy subjects at Genea-Musings (, The Geneaholic (, and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (

For more information, email SDJGS at

I'm looking forward to meeting with this group and sharing my knowledge about and opinions of effectively using

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