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20 June 2014

Don't Miss It: Jim Smith's San Francisco's Lost Landmarks - This Saturday 6/21!

This Saturday, join the SF SIG to hear author Jim Smith give a presentation based on his book, San Francisco's Lost Landmarks!  

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Where: California Genealogical Society & Library 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612 
Time: 10am 

Cost: Free to members, $20 non-members 

To Register, please go to: 

Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.

13 June 2014

We're back... Announcing Extended Summer Hours & Discussion Schedule

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.

Discussion schedule:

June 12: Open- no discussion group planned; Research assistance will be available.
June 19: Using facilitated by Jane Lindsey 
June 26: Got Questions? Bring your questions to discuss with our Research team
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 Francisco Researchers, 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.

Come & spend a summer evening with us!

Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.