Summer Night on Berkeley Pier. Photo: Ellen Fernandez-Sacco
For our fifth year, the California Genealogical Society will offer extended summer research hours, specially designed for our working members and patrons.
Starting mid-June and continuing every Thursday through August, the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:15 p.m. Library hours for the other two days were are open each week will remain the same: Friday and Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
We’re bringing back our popular weekly informal discussions. Participants with all levels of research experience are welcome to network and join the conversations here on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
June 12: Open- no discussion group planned; Research assistance will be available.
June 19:Using FamilySearch.org facilitated by Jane Lindsey
June 26:Got Questions? Bring your questions to discuss with our Research team
July 3: NO EVENING HOURS
July 10:Help finding information online for your genealogical research
July 17:What to do before beginning your foreign research
July 24: New England research questions Facilitator: Jane Lindsey
July 31: Got Questions? Bring questions to discuss with our Research team
August 7:San FranciscoResearchers, bring your questions to an informal discussion on available resources. Facilitator: Sandra Britt-Huber
August 14: German discussion group.Facilitator:Lisa Gorrell
August 21:DNA testing for genealogy. Facilitator: Pam Miller
August 28:Got Questions? Bring questions to discuss with our Research team
There is no need to RSVP or register – just come to take advantage of the many resources in the library. Non-members are welcome, and the library charges a $5.00 user fee for non-members. The user fee will be waived for those who arrive after 5:00 p.m. for the discussion sessions.
If you plan to drive, the lot in the rear of the building has a reduced rate after 3:00 p.m., and the metered spaces in Oakland are free after 6:00 p.m. (but they fill up fast!) Traveling by BART is easier – get off at the 19th Street station. Group discussions will end by 8:00 p.m. to allow for everyone to walk to BART together before dark.