Randy Seaver will explore the research journey required to find the ancestors of his wife's great-grandmother, Jane (Whittle) McKnew (1847-1921). Born in Australia to English parents and married in Gold Country, she had 11 children, survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and died in San Francisco. Come watch Randy unveil a fascinating family history worthy of a “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode!
A native San Diegan, graduate of San Diego State University in Aerospace Engineering, and retired aerodynamics engineer with a 38-year career at Rohr/Goodrich in Chula Vista, Randy’s ancestry includes colonial New England and Upper Atlantic, colonial German, French and Dutch; 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 genealogy groups; teaching genealogy classes; 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 (www.geneamusings.com), The Geneaholic (www.geneaholic.com), and Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe (http://CVGenCafe.blogspot.com).
6 p.m.: H.E.L.P. Discussion Group 7 p.m.: A brief business meeting
7:15 p.m.: The program At the end: Refreshments and sharing