Thursday, April 5, 2012

I'm Presenting at Orange County Genealogical Society on Saturday, 7 April

I will be making two presentations at the Orange County, California, Genealogical Society (OCCGS) meeting on Saturday, 7 April, starting at 11 a.m.  The OCCGS meeting is  in meeting room C & D at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach,  California.  The general meeting starts at 10 a.m., with the first speaker presentation at 11 a.m. and the second speaker presentation at 12:30 p.m.

The summary for the two presentations are:

1)  “Finding Your Elusive Ancestor:  The Genealogical Proof Standard, and Doing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search”
 Are you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)?   It deals with information, sources, evidence, analysis and proof, and was developed by the Board for Certification of  Genealogists (BCG).  It is the "standard" methodology for professionals proving assertions of genealogical facts.  In this presentation, Randy Seaver will describe the processes used to work with the GPS, especially the first element of the GPS, "to do a reasonably exhaustive search." He will take a whirlwind tour through traditional and online resources that should be included in a search, and discuss his favorite search strategies and techniques.

2)  “Finding My Elusive Ancestor:  Devier J. Smith Case Study
 In this presentation, Randy Seaver will describe his Case Study of his favorite elusive ancestor, Devier J. Smith, that illustrates the concepts of the GPS, and doing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search.

If you have some free time on Saturday, I would love to meet you at the OCCGS meeting in Huntington Beach!

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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