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Monday, September 30, 2013

How Will You Celebrate Family History Month?



For more than a decade, October has been celebrated as Family History Month among genealogy enthusiasts. As always, the society library will open its doors to the public during the month of October. We waive the library usage fee for non-members and invite everyone to come and explore the library's resources.

Member volunteers have been busy gearing up for a month of special events and exciting classes. Celebrate Family History Month at one of our October events:

The California Genealogical Society is a co-sponsor of Angel Island Family History Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pam Miller will be teaching our First Saturday Intro to Genealogy class on October 5, 2013, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Book Repair Committee will hold its monthly work session on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The October Membership Lunch and Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This month's theme is: Our Ancestors and World War I.

The RootsMagic Special Interest Group will meet Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Book Repair Chairman Bill O'Neil is teaching an encore of the Create Your Own Document Box workshop on Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,

Ron Arons will present a new lecture Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves: Genealogy Meets Family Systems Theory on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The San Francisco Special Interest Group just celebrated its first anniversary. They will meet on Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Support the library and attend our special fundraiser – Their Roots Are Showing! – Saturday, October 26, 2013, Del Valle Theater, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94602. The silent auction of celebrity memorabilia starts at 7:00 p.m.; curtain up at 8:00 p.m. sharp.

For a full listing of all Bay Area genealogy events in October, check the San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar. Plan to spend some time with your family history!


Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.

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