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30 April 2018

Look what we have in store for you!

We're well into spring now, and many exciting genealogical events lie ahead in the coming months! Starting this Wednesday, May 2, Lisa Gorrell will be leading her Intermediate Records Series, a 5-class series on finding and interpreting court, immigration, land, and church records. Space is still available; register at Eventbrite here!

May 26 is Chinese Ancestry Day at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. We will have a series of blog posts leading up to the event, in honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. 

There's also a workshop on LGBTQ genealogy with Stewart Traiman; a field trip to the Bancroft Library, and much more. Of course, we also have our ongoing special interest groups that meet monthly--all are welcome. 

To download and print out your own copy of a handy calendar of upcoming 2018 events, follow this link.

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16 April 2018

In Memoriam: James Owen Schuyler, 1924-2018

James Owen ("Jim") Schuyler, a past president of CGS, passed away April 2, 2018 at the age of 93. 

Jim joined the California Genealogical Society in 1975 and served as Society President in the 1990s, when he was instrumental in supporting the creation of the Sherman-Haughton Fund endowment. An active genealogist, Jim was also a member of the San Francisco Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, the Jamestowne Society, the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, and the Mayflower Society.

Friends describe Jim as "smart, quirky, a consummate engineer and a devoted husband, a kind and loving father and a generous grandfather." He and his wife, Leose (nee Brown), shared a passion for genealogy and made many research trips together.

Jim's full obituary appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and can be read online here.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 12, at The Church of the Epiphany, San Carlos.

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11 April 2018

Free talk, free resources!

The knowledgeable and always engaging Jane Lindsey will share tips about some of the best free websites for genealogy research, including USGenWeb, WorldGenWeb, RootsWeb, the state archives, Cyndi's List, and more. It's a great opportunity to learn how to use these popular sites or to refresh your knowledge.

This "casual talk" will take place Wednesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at the Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Ave, Oakland. For more information, contact Teresa Coons at 510-531-3905.

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