Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SDGS Program on Saturday, 9 July on Social Media and Using Digital Microfilm

The July program meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society is on Saturday, 9 July 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Luthertan Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd.) in San Diego.  This is the annual Ice Cream Social with ice cream sundaes between the two talks.

The program speaker will be SDGS member Randy Seaver on:

1)  "Social Media and Networking for Genealogists"

Genealogists want and need to collaborate and have contact with their family members and genealogy or family history researchers in order to discover and share information and family stories about their ancestral families. In addition, ongoing genealogy education is important for all researchers. Social media can be used for these discovery, education, and sharing processes – on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, blogs, YouTube, webinars and many more social media websites. Networking with genealogists is important, and is the key to learning more about genealogy
resources and methodology through conferences, seminars, and societies. This presentation will describe how genealogists are using social media and networking in the 21st century.

2)  "Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records"

FamilySearch has over 2,100 record collections, and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields – they have to be browsed. The browsable collections are digitized from FHL microfilms. Think of them as "digital microfilm" – you have to browse these records just like on microfilm at the Family History Library. There are finding aids to help the researcher find records for their ancestors – waypoints, volumes, volume indexes, etc. This presentation will demonstrate how to find records for your ancestors in probate, land, town, tax and other unindexed records in FamilySearch.

Randy's Genea-graphy

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, and CVGS. Randy blogs daily about genealogy subjects at Genea-Musings,, and the Chula Vista Genealogy Café,

There will be two classes at 9 a.m. in the upstairs classrooms.  The topics are:

*, with Del Ritchhart

*  Genealogy on Your Mac, with Anne Alves


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