Friday, October 3, 2014

SDGS, Randy Seaver Presents

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

SDGS presents Randy Seaver - back by popular demand!

Session 1:
Probate Records: My Favorite Record Type! 
Probate records are my absolute favorite record type for identifying and proving family relationships.  This presentation describes the overall probate process, the different kinds of probate records, and how to find and obtain probate records in repositories and online record collections.  

Session 2:
Genealogy is Fun! Seriously
Believe it or not, there is a lot of humor in genealogy research ? names, epitaphs, wills, cartoons, videos, poetry, apparel, wisdom, genealogisms, etc. This presentation takes a light hearted look at the best of the genealogy humor sites.


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

Com enjoy Randy's talks, learn and laugh and have a great time.

Meetings of the San Diego Genealogical Society are held on the second Saturday of each month, except December. Most meetings are held at

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
8350 Lake Murray Blvd.
(at the corner of Jackson Drive)
San Diego, CA 92119

Meetings begin at 10 a.m. with guest speakers from throughout Southern California and include two presentations on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians of all levels. The meetings, which are free and open to the public, include refreshments and a discussion of Society business. Beginners are always welcome.

Thanks Paul H for this information.------------------------------

1 comment:

  1. not exactly by popular demand - more like "I'm desperate, my speaker cancelled, can you do two talks three weeks from now." And he wanted two of my new talks which I haven't finished yet. I got him to accept one new and one oldie but goodie that I haven't done at SDGS before.