Sunday, July 22, 2012

Want to be more effective in searching for your ancestors?

Join us* for Free Classes to celebrate


Getting the Most from On-Line Queries 
Tuesday, October 2, 7 p.m.                        Joan E. Rambo 
PLACENTIA LIBRARY – 411 East Chapman Avenue  
County Websites: An Overlooked Resource
Tuesday, October 9, 7 p.m.                  Jean Wilcox Hibben
FULLERTON LIBRARY – 353 West Commonwealth Avenue 
Overcoming the Idiosyncrasies of Online Databases:
How To Search Successfully
Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.               Barbara Renick 
Understanding the Family Search Wiki
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.    Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew
 YORBA LINDA LIBRARY – 18181 Imperial Highway 
Presented by your local library, the Genealogical Society of North Orange County, and volunteer members of the Southern California Chapter, Society of Professional Genealogists 

For more information, please call GSNOCC at 714-996-9511 or visit our web site at 

*No pre-registration, no fees—just show up ready to learn!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Randy Seaver -Discovering Jane's Roots... at GSNOCC

Beginners and visitors welcome!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Genealogical Society of North Orange County

Discovering Jane’s Roots in
California, Australia, England

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 (, The Geneaholic (, and Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe ( 

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

 Yorba Linda Community Center
4501 Casa Loma Avenue (at Imperial Highway)
Yorba Linda

For additional information, please call GSNOCC at 714-996-9511 or visit our web site at