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25 April 2012

Summer Evening Hours Begin Thursday, June 14, 2012

For the third year in a row, the California Genealogical Society will offer summer extended research hours, designed especially for our working members and patrons.

Starting mid-June and continuing every Thursday through August, the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Library hours on the two other open days each week will remain the same: Friday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).

We're also bringing back the popular weekly informal discussions. Participants of all levels of research experience are welcome to network and join the conversation from 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Discussion schedule:

June 14 – Open house and dessert bar
June 21 – Using Census Records and the 1940 Census, Jeff Vaillant
June 28 – Stump the Panel, Research team
July 5 – Genealogical Sleuthing: Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Home, Steve Harris
July 12 – Searching for Living People, Jane Lindsey
July 19 – German discussion group**, Robert Jackson and Jane Lindsey
July 26 – Stump the Panel, Research team
August 2 – Creative Ways to Share Your Genealogy, Cathy Paris and Craig Siulinski
August 9 – Using Social Media to Further Your Genealogy, Kathryn Doyle
August 16 – Genealogical Sleuthing: Finding Your Female Ancestors, Ellen Fernandes Sacco and Nicka Smith
August 23 – Stump the Panel, Research team
August 30 – Genealogical Gadgets, Tim Cox

**Special offer: Come early on July 19, 2012, and meet with Robert Jackson who will do 20 minute consultations on German research problems. Email Jane Lindsey your name and phone number to make an appointment.

This year we will kick off our evening hours with a special open house event on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Details are still being worked out but I'm told a dessert bar is part of the plan!

There is no need to RSVP or register – just show up and take advantage of the many resources in the library. Non-members are welcome, but the library charges a $5.00 user’s fee for non-members. The user’s 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 8:15 p.m. to allow for everyone to walk to BART together before dark.

Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Gary McMaster, Curator said...

Speaking of research, we at the Camp Roberts Historical Museum would like thank Lavinia sincerely for sending us a copy of a document pertaining to the death and funeral of Elfreda Roberts, mother of Corporal Harold Roberts, the WWI Medal of Honor awardee for whom our camp is named. We are in the process of trying to have a memorial plaque placed on his parents gravesite in Colma. Thank you, Lavinia!