Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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=== General information  ===
 
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Classes hosted by the Oakland FamilySearch Library are offered free of charge with an occasional small fee to cover the cost of handouts.  Pre-registration is required as classes may be cancelled when enrollment is insufficient. Pre-register at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905.  
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[[Image:Oakland FHC training room 3.jpg|right|300px|Oakland FHC training room 3.jpg]] Classes hosted by the Oakland FamilySearch Library are offered free of charge with an occasional small fee to cover the cost of handouts.  Pre-registration is required as classes may be cancelled when enrollment is insufficient. Pre-register at: [mailto:fhcoakland@gmail.com fhcoakland@gmail.com]or 510-531-3905.  
  
'''Marion Smith - Obscure Records of U.S. Citizenship and Nationality'''  
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=== '''Swedish Genealogy Day in the FamilySearch Library - Saturday, October 12, 2013'''<br>  ===
  
This presentation will focus on lesser-known federal records of&nbsp;derived citizenship, repatriation, and correspondence covering a&nbsp;variety of citizenship-related problems and topics. While the records&nbsp;discussed were created after 1906, some involve events that occurred years or decades before. In addition to case studies and examples, the presentation will provide guidance for researching the records at either USCIS or the National Archives.  
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==== Join us as SwedGen and ArkivDigital Present a Unique Learning Opportunity for the Dedicated Swedish Researcher! -&nbsp;[http://www.oaklandfhc.org/documents/Oakland_Swedish_Genealogy_Day_Flyer.pdf Details]  ====
  
Marian L. Smith is the Senior Historian of U.S. Citizenship and&nbsp;Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly INS). Her research focus&nbsp;primarily involves official immigration agency records held in the&nbsp;National Archives in downtown Washington, DC, and her articles appear in the National Archives journal Prologue, the FGS Forum, and other publications. Her depth and range of knowledge never fail to impress her audiences.
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====== featuring&nbsp;: <br>Anna-Lena Hultman - expert on emigration research; helped develop the Emibas CD <br>Anneli Andersson - from the Mellerud Museum and Genealogy Archive<br>Charlotte Börjesson - board member with the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS) <br>Kathy Meade - North American representative for ArkivDigital<br>  ======
  
The monthly African American Research Workshops are offered free and no pre-registration is required.<br>  
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This is a '''free event''' but for guaranteed seating a '''ticket is required''' - Email&nbsp;: [mailto:fhcoakland@gmail.com fhcoakland@gmail.com]– Please put SwedGen in the subject line</span><br>Walk-ins may be allowed after 9:20A – Space available<br>'''SwedGen will be offering 16 free 30 minute consultations with a specialist – Appointments must be made before September 1''' -&nbsp;[http://www.swedgen.se/HemsidaEng SwedGen] (Click on SwedGen Tour 2013, then on “for One on One” near the bottom of the page)<br>  
 
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*AAGSNC = African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
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*AAGSNC = African American Genealogial Society of Northern California
  
'''African-American Research Workshop''' - Encountering challenges overcoming those brick walls while conducting your family's African American genealogical research? Unsure of which research strategies and techniques can assist you in locating your ancestors? Are you unable to conduct your research beyond the magical year of 1870, (the first year African Americans were enumerated in the U.S. Census)? If you said yes to any of these questions, then the African American Research Workshop (AARW) may be the remedy to your genealogical challenges! The workshop is scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month. Instruction takes place during convenient evening hours; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Individual assistance is provided from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. No pre-registraton necessary!
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'''Computer Basics''' - Instructor, Kim Holley -&nbsp;If your computer skills aren't what you’d like them to be, if you have problems creating files, using a flash drive, we have a class for you! Kim is teaching a Basic computer class, it will be “hands-on” and held in our new computer lab. Limit 10 students.  
  
'''CGS Intermediate Research Series''' '''- Solving the Toughest Genealogy Problems''' - This final class in the series will talk about techniques for research when all the usual solutions don’t work. We will discuss developing a plan for solving those end-of-the-line situations.  
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'''Grandma, where are you? Finding the Women in Your Family Tree'''&nbsp;- Instructor, Janice Sellers, APG -&nbsp;Female relatives can be difficult to trace, but they can&nbsp;be found. This presentation covers resources for tracing the women&nbsp;in your family, including family items, federal and state census&nbsp;records, immigration records, vital records, church records, journals,&nbsp;newspapers, legal and court records, library archives, and manuscript&nbsp;collections.  
  
'''Documentation in RootsMagic (hands on)''' - Instructor, Ken Miller&nbsp;- Documenting (or footnoting) your research is a vital part of being a good genealogist. This class teaches the fundamentals of documentation using the RootsMagic software program but the principles taught could be used in any program. Please bring a flash drive to class if you have one.  
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'''Introduction to Genealogy''' &nbsp;- Instructor, Ralph Severson - Have you watched the ancestry.com commercials and thought genealogy sounds like fun? &nbsp;Have you asked family history questions for years but never known what to do with the information? Are you the family story and picture collector who is ready to take the next step? This class is for you! &nbsp;Come learn what the hoopla is all about. &nbsp;See if it really does pique your interest. Let Ralph introduce you to this exciting pursuit and help you decide if you would like to get more involved.  
  
'''Documentation in PAF(hands on)''' - Instructor, Ken Miller - Documenting (or footnoting) your research is a vital part of being a good genealogist. This class teaches the fundamentals of documentation using the Personal Ancestral File (PAF) software program but the principles taught could be used in any program. Please bring a flash drive to class if you have one.  
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'''Intoduction to Jewish Genealogy '''- Instructor, Janice Sellers, APG -&nbsp;In honor of International Jewish Genealogy Month, come learn about&nbsp;Jewish genealogy! This class will cover how to start researching your&nbsp;Jewish family history and how the unique aspects of Jewish culture and&nbsp;history will affect that research. Topics include methods, genealogy&nbsp;web sites, overview of family tree software, record types, history,&nbsp;worldwide resources, geography, and languages.  
  
'''Introduction to Ancestral Quest (hands-on) '''- Instructor, Wendall Eves - This is a hands-on introduction to the genealogical data management program Ancestral Quest. It will cover how to download a free limited version of the program, open a file, enter/edit data, enter source information and the research manager. There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts. We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants. Bring a flash drive or a laptop computer if you have one.  
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'''African American Research Workshop''' - Instructor, Genealogist Alvis Ward Jr. - This is an ongoing free hands-on research workshop comprised of African Americans, also referred to as Black or Afro-American, or those who harmonize with Sub-Saharan Africa, with ancestry, citizenship, or residency in the United States. The workshop is an interactive exchange of research tools, methods and systems, and discussions necessary for progress at individual levels of family histories and genealogies impacted by the 16th Century removal of Africans to America as slaves. No pre-registration is required. For additional information E-Mail&nbsp;:[mailto:nextleveldna@gmail.com nextleveldna@gmail.com]
  
'''Introduction to Family Tree''' - Instructor, Ralph Severson - This class is to introduce and demonstrate Family Tree, the new online application at familysearch.org that allows the user to collaborate with others to build, share, manage, and preserve a family history online. It is expected to be open to the public this month.
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'''Introduction to French Canadian Research''' - Instructor, Jane Lindsey - Informal discussion of French Canadian research. Come learn the basics of French Canadian names, history, basic research techniques, internet sites, etc. This class is for the beginning researcher with French Canadian ancestry.
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'''Introduction to Personal Ancestral File'''&nbsp;'''(hands-on)''' - Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the free genealogical data management program, Personal Ancestral File (PAF). It will cover how to open the program, entering data, documentation and adding pictures. There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts. &nbsp;We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants.&nbsp;Bring a flash drive if you have one.
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'''Introduction to Roots Magic'''&nbsp;'''(hands-on) '''-&nbsp;Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the genealogical data management program Roots Magic.&nbsp;It will cover opening the program, entering data, using templates for sources and notes, and adding pictures. The Webinar on Using RootsMagic will be included on the CD that will be given to participants.&nbsp;There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts. We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants.&nbsp;Bring a flash drive if you have one.
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'''Using the FOCUS feature in Personal Ancestral File (PAF)''' '''(hands-on)'''&nbsp;- Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to using the FOCUS feature of PAF. &nbsp;Focus allows the user to sort a database by any field(s). For instance, one can sort out of the main database only those born in New York state between 1850 and 1875, and then make a custom report of those individuals. &nbsp;When used effectively it can be a powerful and useful research tool.&nbsp;
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Classes hosted by the Oakland FamilySearch Library are offered free of charge with an occasional small fee to cover the cost of handouts.  Pre-registration is required as classes may be cancelled when enrollment is insufficient. Pre-register at: fhcoakland@gmail.comor 510-531-3905.

Swedish Genealogy Day in the FamilySearch Library - Saturday, October 12, 2013

Join us as SwedGen and ArkivDigital Present a Unique Learning Opportunity for the Dedicated Swedish Researcher! - Details

featuring :
Anna-Lena Hultman - expert on emigration research; helped develop the Emibas CD
Anneli Andersson - from the Mellerud Museum and Genealogy Archive
Charlotte Börjesson - board member with the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS)
Kathy Meade - North American representative for ArkivDigital

This is a free event but for guaranteed seating a ticket is required - Email : fhcoakland@gmail.com– Please put SwedGen in the subject line
Walk-ins may be allowed after 9:20A – Space available
SwedGen will be offering 16 free 30 minute consultations with a specialist – Appointments must be made before September 1SwedGen (Click on SwedGen Tour 2013, then on “for One on One” near the bottom of the page)


Class and Event Schedule

Date Title Teacher # wks Time




Oct 9 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting monthly  10:00A
Oct 9 Mac Gen Users Workshop George monthly   7:00P
Oct 12 Swedish Day in the FamilySearch Library see flyer once   9:30A
Oct 16 Into. to Jewish Genealogy Sellers once   6:30P
Oct 20 SFBAJGS Meeting Gorrell monthly  12:30P
Oct 21 Highland Single's Ward FHE once   7:00P
Oct 22 Introduction to Genealogy Severson once   7:00P
Oct 23 Introduction to Genealogy Seerson once  11A
Oct 23 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly   6:00P
Oct 26 Mac Gen Users Group Meeting George monthly   1:30P
Oct 30 Basic Computer Essentials for Genealogy Holley once   7:00P
Nov 5 Introduction to Genealogy Severson once  11:00A
Nov 6 Introduction to Genealogy Severson once   7:00P
Nov 9 AAGSNC Patron Orientation Severson once  1:00P
Nov 13 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting Stevens monthly 10:00A
Nov 13 Mac Gen Users Workshop George monthly  7:00P
Nov 16 Grandma Where Are You? Finding the Women .. Sellers once  2:00P
Nov 19 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly  6:00P
  • SFBAJGS = San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
  • AAGSNC = African American Genealogial Society of Northern California

Computer Basics - Instructor, Kim Holley - If your computer skills aren't what you’d like them to be, if you have problems creating files, using a flash drive, we have a class for you! Kim is teaching a Basic computer class, it will be “hands-on” and held in our new computer lab. Limit 10 students.

Grandma, where are you? Finding the Women in Your Family Tree - Instructor, Janice Sellers, APG - Female relatives can be difficult to trace, but they can be found. This presentation covers resources for tracing the women in your family, including family items, federal and state census records, immigration records, vital records, church records, journals, newspapers, legal and court records, library archives, and manuscript collections.

Introduction to Genealogy  - Instructor, Ralph Severson - Have you watched the ancestry.com commercials and thought genealogy sounds like fun?  Have you asked family history questions for years but never known what to do with the information? Are you the family story and picture collector who is ready to take the next step? This class is for you!  Come learn what the hoopla is all about.  See if it really does pique your interest. Let Ralph introduce you to this exciting pursuit and help you decide if you would like to get more involved.

Intoduction to Jewish Genealogy - Instructor, Janice Sellers, APG - In honor of International Jewish Genealogy Month, come learn about Jewish genealogy! This class will cover how to start researching your Jewish family history and how the unique aspects of Jewish culture and history will affect that research. Topics include methods, genealogy web sites, overview of family tree software, record types, history, worldwide resources, geography, and languages.

African American Research Workshop - Instructor, Genealogist Alvis Ward Jr. - This is an ongoing free hands-on research workshop comprised of African Americans, also referred to as Black or Afro-American, or those who harmonize with Sub-Saharan Africa, with ancestry, citizenship, or residency in the United States. The workshop is an interactive exchange of research tools, methods and systems, and discussions necessary for progress at individual levels of family histories and genealogies impacted by the 16th Century removal of Africans to America as slaves. No pre-registration is required. For additional information E-Mail :nextleveldna@gmail.com