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17 August 2010

Fall 2010 Beginning Genealogy Series - Sign Up Now!

In celebration of October Family History Month, the Oakland Regional Family History Center (ORFHC) and the California Genealogical Society (CGS) are offering an encore Beginning Genealogy Research Series. Classes will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at the ORFHC.

The course has been completely overhauled since last year's series and includes new material, more sessions and a field trip to the CGS Library.  Classes begin on September 28, 2010 and run through November 9, 2010.

There is a $20 fee for the full series of classes which includes a printed syllabus. Single classes can be attended for a fee of $4 per class if space is available.

Free parking is available at the Oakland Regional Family History Center, located at 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California 94602.

Preregistration is necessary to ensure adequate handouts. Drop-ins will be welcome on a space available basis.

There are two easy ways to sign up.

Download the registration flier and mail with a check for $20 to CGS – OR –

Register online.

Class outline and schedule:

Class 1 – Getting Started
     Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC.

Class 2 – Using the Census to Expand Your Knowledge and Extend Your Pedigree
     Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC

Class 3 – Orientation to the Oakland Regional Family History Center and Workshop
     Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC.

Class 4 – Organizing Files and Documenting Sources
     Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC.

Class 5 – Documentation in the Digital Age
     Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC.

Class 6 – Vital Records
     Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC.

Class 7 – Field Trip to the California Genealogical Society Library
     Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the CGSL.

Class 8 – Where Do I Go From Here?
     Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the ORFHC.


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

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