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03 December 2012

First Saturday Intro Classes – 2013 Schedule

February 2012 First Saturday Free class 

The California Genealogical Society offers a free introductory class on the first Saturday of every month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the library at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, California, in the historic Breuner Building.

The class – Genealogy: An Introduction – is part of our monthly First Saturdays Free event when we welcome non-members and the general public. We open the library and share our resources with anyone interested in learning more about their family history. The library is a benefit of membership and is available to non-members for a $5.00 day fee during the rest of the month.

Volunteers take turns teaching the class which focuses on basic research methods and terminology. The class covers common (and uncommon) family history records and the resources available, both online and in libraries, repositories, and archives. The two-hour session also includes a tour of the library and an overview of our extensive holdings.

And don't think you have to be a beginner to benefit from the class! Our instructors do a great job of tailoring each session to the experience and needs of the participants so everyone comes away with new knowledge.

The 2013 schedule, with instructors, is as follows:

January 5, 2013 – Lisa Gorrell
February 2, 2013 – Kim Cotton
March 2, 2013 – Dick Rees
April 6, 2013 – Muriel Sonne
May 4, 2013 – Pam Miller
Jun. 1, 2013 – Lavinia Schwarz
Jul. 6,  2013– Muriel Sonne
Aug. 3, 2013 – Lisa Gorrell
Sep. 7, 2013 – Kim Cotton
Oct. 5, 2013 – Pam Miller
Nov. 2 – Dick Rees
Dec. 7 – Lavinia Schwarz

Register online for the January 5, 2013 class.

Photograph courtesy of Linda Okazaki, 2/4/2012, Oakland, California.

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