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30 May 2010

Encore presentation - New York City: Insider's Guide to Research by Steve Harris

Sunday, June 27, 2010
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)

Oakland Regional Family History Center
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

If you are like the majority of Americans, at least one of your ancestors spent time in New York City. This encore presentation will focus on techniques for researching New York City ancestors in the 19th and 20th centuries using the internet, local resources, and on-site research in New York City itself. We will explore the wealth of online material accessible on NYC Web sites as well as that hidden deep within and other subscription services. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers, as the library has free wi-fi.

Part one from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hands-on time on computers 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Part two from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Steve Harris is a consulting genealogist with extensive experience assisting clients with their family histories. Born in Brooklyn, he has deep roots in New York City, but the siren call of California was too strong to resist.  Steve is president of the California Genealogical Society and Library. His office and 6,000-volume research library are in Oakland, just down the hall from CGS.

Sponsored with the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.

 Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library