Thursday, January 19, 2017
General Meeting with Randy Seaver 25 Jan 2017 12 pm
Upcoming event information:
CVGS General Meeting Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00 PM PST
Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting.
“UaingFamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records”
Presented by: Randy Seaver
FamilySearch has over 2,180 record collections, and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields. They are digitized from Family History Library microfilms. Think of them as "digital microfilm" - you have to browse these records (look through them, not search them). There are finding aids to help the researcher find records for their ancestors - waypoints, lists of volumes, volume indexes, etc.
This presentation will demonstrate how to find records for your ancestors in probate, land, town, tax and other unindexed records, using several record types – probate, land, town and Italian civil registry.
Randy Seaver has been pursuing his elusive ancestors for 29 years, and has been a member of CVGS since 1993. He is a CVGS Past President, and is currently the Newsletter Editor, and the Research and Queries chairman. He is also a member of NGS, NEHGS, SCGS and SDGS.Randy blogs at www.GeneaMusings.com and also on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe, cvgencafe.blogspot.com.
The meeting starts promptly at Noon with announcements and intrductions. A presentation by our guest speaker followed by a short business meeting and finally raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship will complete the program.
Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.
Attendance is free
More information and online registration: CVGS General Meeting
Chula Vista Genealogical Society