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04 January 2019

January 12, 2019: Annual Meeting & Program

Please join us for the 2019 CGS Annual meeting. Before the meeting, we will share a potluck lunch.

All are welcome--just bring a dish to share with your fellow members. We have potluck at 11:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. We will review the past year's activities and discuss plans for 2019, including a report on the Strategic Plan. After business, all are invited to stay and hear stories from two of our members:

1 - Chris Pattillo
will share a story about how FamilySearch helped her find a third cousin once removed who lives in the town of Hildesheim, Germany where their shared second great grandparents lived. This new connection led to a treasure trove of information and two more generations of ancestors not previously known to her.
St Goehard's Church in Hildesheim, Germany
where Chris Pattillo's great grandparents were
married. Photo by Thomas Henze, the subject
of Chris's talk

Her presentation will prove the benefits of "talking to strangers" and show how getting a little help from friends can lead to new discoveries. Chris is an entertaining storyteller with useful tips and reminders for family history research.

2- And the Answer is Just a Phone Call Away!
Have you found a family member's phone number but were afraid to call?  Jane Lindsey shares how she got some amazing results by just making ONE phone call.

You can register on Eventbrite for the talks; room limited to 50 people. We hope to see you there! 

Here are the event details:
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Potluck Lunch at 11:30
Membership Meeting at 12:15
Speakers from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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