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27 July 2012

Annual Fall Beginning Genealogy Series Starts September 18, 2012

In celebration of October Family History Month, the Oakland FamilySearch Library will host the California Genealogical Society's fifth annual Fall Beginning Genealogy Research Series

Seven ninety-minute sessions will focus on gathering family records, organizing them, and beginning to use libraries and online resources to document research. The series includes a field trip to the California Genealogical Society Library.

Come and learn the basics!

Where:  Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602.
When:   Tuesday mornings, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Cost:     $40 for seven sessions, includes syllabus.

Please note: This is a technology-based class and knowledge of basic computer skills is required. Students will use a genealogical database program and do internet searches. Instructors and library volunteers will be available to help you put your knowledge into action. Students are are invited to bring lunch and work on class assignments in the afternoons.

Preregistration is necessary to ensure adequate handouts. Download the information flier for full course details, including class descriptions.

Schedule of Classes 

September 18, 2012  Getting Started  Jane Knowles Lindsey

September 25, 2012  Using Census Records  Susan Goss Johnston

October 2, 2012  Documentation in the Digital Age  Susan Goss Johnston

October 9, 2012  Secondary Sources  Jane Knowles Lindsey

October 16, 2012  Vital Records, the SSDI and the Calendar Change of 1752   Janice M. Sellers

October 23 2012*  Field Trip to the CGS Library   Jane Knowles Lindsey

October 30, 2012  Where Do I Go from Here? 

  • Course includes mandatory weekly homework assignments.
  • Class size limited to the first thirty who register.
  • No walk-ins permitted.
  • Free parking at the Oakland FamilySearch Library
  • $10.00 off a $40 CGS membership if you join by October 30, 2012
*All classes meet at the OFSL except Field Trip to CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, on October 23, 2012.


Email the Oakland FamilySearch Library or phone 510-531-3905.

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