Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Using Effectively" Talk on Sunday, 27 June in Chula Vista CA

The Board of the Chula Vista Genealogical Society recently decided to provide Sunday afternoon programs for members and others who cannot attend the Wednesday daytime meetings.

The first Sunday program will have CVGS Member Randy Seaver presenting "Using Effectively."

This talk will be at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 27th, in the Auditorium of the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street in downtown Chula Vista).

The talk summary is:

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.

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

o 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public or private; one-editor or group editors; GEDCOM upload or enter-by-hand; upload photos and documents; attach historical documents; add stories; "collect" data from others; synchronization with software; etc.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 will discuss and demonstrate these issues and offer recommendations for effectively using databases and family trees.

Randy Seaver is a former President of CVGS, and is the current Newsletter Editor and Research Chairman. He also writes the Genealogy 2.0 column in the quarterly FGS FORUM Magazine and is well-known in national genealogy circles through his Genea-Musings genealogy blog. Randy has 22 years experience in genealogy research and has been doing online research since 1992.

All meetings of CVGS are free for members and non-members to attend. We welcome guests and visitors, and hope that you will want to join our active society. Flyers that announce all of our scheduled programs are placed in libraries, senior centers and other places around the San Diego South Bay area.

For more information about CVGS, or about this presentation, please contact Randy by phone (619-422-3397) or email (

1 comment:

Genealogy My Way said...

Thank you Randy, for having a meeting on Sunday! I hope there is a good turn out so we can get in on the fun!! Thanks again!