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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.

The monthly African American Research Workshops are offered free and no pre-registration is required.



Class and Event Schedule

Date Title Teacher # wks Time




May 8 Mac Users Group Workshop George monthly  7:00P
May 9  Cal State - East Bay Class - African American Family  2:00P
May 11  WETA Meeting  10:00A
May 11 Ancestral Quest Workshop Eves
  1:30P
May 14 Introduction to PAF Miller 1  10:30A
May 14 Ancestral Quest Workshop Eves
  6:00P
May 17 Introduction to Roots Magic Miller
 10:30A
May 18 Using Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Research Non-Jewish Ancestors Sellers 1    1:30P
May 21 Documentation Using PAF  Miller
 1:30P
May 21 AAGSNC Louisiana Workshop
 7:00P
May 22 Afrian American Research Workshop Collins monthly  6:00P
May 22 Benicia & Lake Herman Young Women Family History Evening
  7:00P
May 24 Documentation Using Roots Magic Miller
  1:30P
May 25 Mac Users Genealogy Group Meeting George monthly  1:30P
May 28 Ancestral Quest Workshop Eves
 6:00P
Jun 4 Basic Computer Class Holley 1    7:00P
Jun 11 Basic Computer Class Holley 1   11:00A
  • AAGSNC = African American Genealogical Society of Northern California

African-American Research Workshop - Instructor, Judith Collins - 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!

Documentation in RootsMagic (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 RootsMagic software program but the principles taught could be used in any program. Please bring a flash drive to class if you have one.

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.

Ancestral Quest Workshop (hands-on) - Instructor, Wendall Eves - This is a hands-on opportunity to use the genealogical data management program Ancestral Quest with an instructor to give guidance when necessary.  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.

Introduction to Personal Ancestral File (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.  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 if you have one.

Introduction to Roots Magic (hands-on) - Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the genealogical data management program Roots Magic. 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. 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 if you have one.

Using Finding Aids for Jewish Records to Help Research Non-Jewish Ancestors -  Even if you're not Jewish, you can still find useful information in many Jewish sources, or sources that are primarily focused on Jewish research. This class shows examples of the kind of information available that everyone can use to further their research.



 

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