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GSNOCC Meeting on Wednesday 21 July, Features Randy Seaver

The July meeting of the Genealogical Society of North Orange County  is Wednesday July 21, 2010. The meeting is at  the Community Center of Yorba Linda at the corner of Imperial Highway and Casa Loma (the west side of the building) Imperial Room A, in Yorba Linda, California. 

The program includes:

* 6:15 PM Beginning Genealogy
* 7:00 PM Short Business Meeting

* 7:15 PM: Speaker Randy Seaver:  Finding Your Elusive Ancestor: Doing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search

Are you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)?  The first element of the GPS is "to do a reasonably exhaustive search". In this presentation, Randy Seaver will explain the GPS, take a whirlwind tour through traditional and online resources that should be included in a search, discuss his favorite search strategies and techniques, and introduce several Case Studies of his still elusive ancestors.

* 8:30 PM:  Refreshments Ice Cream Social  Old Fashion Ice Cream Sundae/Banana Splits

Randy Seaver is a native San Diegan, a graduate of San Diego State University in Aerospace Engineering, and a retired aerodynamics engineer with a 38-year career at Rohr/Goodrich in Chula Vista. His ancestry is mainly colonial New England and Upper Atlantic, with some colonial German, French, and Dutch forbears, and several 19th-century English immigrants

Randy's activities include serving the Chula Vista Genealogical Society (former President, currently Newsletter Editor and Research Chairman), speaking occasionally to Southern California Genealogical societies, libraries, groups, teaching Beginning Genealogy seminar adult classes at OASIS and writing Genealogy 2.0 column for the FGS's Forum Magazine. He is also a member of NGS, NEHGS, SDGS and CGSSD, and blogs daily about genealogy subjects at Genea-Musings ( The Geneaholic (, and the Chula Vista Genealogical Cage (

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