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Computer Genealogy Group Meeting (CoGG)
November 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Today’s Topic is “Using FamilySearch Digital Microfilm to Find Genealogical Records”, presented by Randy Seaver.
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.
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.
About CoGG: This is a special interest group of the NSDCGS. CoGG programs focus on computer and internet issues, research and tools, relating to Genealogy. The CoGG speakers will enhance our computer experience in finding our families and piecing together their lives. Open to all levels of computer/genealogy experience. For more information regarding this program, please contact our CoGG Chair, Pauline Ballentine, at email@example.com
The Society sponsors coffee & sweets preceding each meeting. Please join us in the coffee room; on the left, inside the chamber. Note: only water is allowed in the chamber.
Society meeting format:
- 9:00 am Coffee Social
- 9:30 am Members’ Meeting: Society News, Sharing and occasional Case Studies
- 10:00 am Break
- 10:15 am CoGG Speaker