Monday, July 25, 2011

Yorba Linda STAR Obituaries 1920-1929

GSNOCC has published the Yorba Linda STAR Obituaries 1920-1929 book online that was originally abstracted and self published by the society in 1993. We want this information available for all researchers in the easiest manner possible. The book is available on our website at under publications and on our blog site at as a special page. We want to express our thanks to those original abstractors who worked hard to make this information available.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Randy Seaver - Using Ancestry,com Effectively - Wed July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Searching Effectively has many wonderful features--a lavish buffet where it is hard to choose what to use and how to use it. Randy will discuss the effective use of such features as new or old search algorithms, basic or advanced search forms, exact or ranked matches, full names or wild cards, specific or all databases, restricted or whole collection, and site navigation.

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 to Southern California genealogy groups; teaching senior adult genealogy classes at OASIS; and writing the Genealogy 2.0 column for the FGS’s FORUM Magazine. He is a member of NGS, NEHGS, SDGS, CVGS, and CGSSD, and blogs daily about genealogy at Genea-Musings (, The Geneaholic (, and the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (

6:15 p.m.: Beginners’ class (open to experienced folks, too!)

7 p.m.: A brief business meeting

7:15 p.m.: The program

At the end: Refreshments and conversation

Yorba Linda Community Center

4501 Casa Loma Avenue (at Imperial Highway)

Yorba Linda

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