Randy Seaver

Randy Seaver has 32 years experience in researching his family history, with a fine New England, English and German ancestry, with a little Dutch and French. He is a member of Chula Vista Genealogical Society, San Diego Genealogical Society, and New England Historic Genealogical Society. Randy has given more than 200 genealogy presentations to genealogical societies all over Southern California for the last 27 years. In addition, he has taught the “Genealogy 101” course several times for CVGS and “Beginning Computer Genealogy” at OASIS since 2009. Randy writes the world renowned Genea-Musings blog (www.geneamusings.com), started in 2006 after he retired from Rohr/Goodrich in Chula Vista.

September 5, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR!

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10:10 AM - Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records

FamilySearch has almost 2,000 record collections, and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields. They are digitized from FHL microfilms. Think of them as "digital microfilm" - you have to browse these records. 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.


11:20 AM - 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.


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Saturday March 6, 2021
BASH 2021 with
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