Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule
|4766 Lincoln Avenue|
|Tue-Wed: 10:00 am – 9 pm|
Thu-Sat: 10:00 am – 4 pm
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: email@example.com 510-531-3905.
** Indicates classes that are part of our FamilySearch Series. These classes will be 45 - 60 minutes long followed by an optional hands-on practice session with a staff mentor. Please bring your familysearch.org (or LDS.org) account user name and password.
Class and Event Schedule
|Feb 18||DAR Research Group||Arnold||10A-4P|
|Feb 18||Genesis Group Meeting||11A-12P|
|Feb 18||AAGSNC Monthly Meeting||monthly||12:30-4:30|
|Feb 19||Indexing Event - Jewish Family Records||1||12P-5P|
|Feb 22||Paper Basics - Saving Your Family's Paper-Based History||Zukor||1||11:00A|
|Feb 22||Freedmens Bureau Records On-line||Sellers||1||1:00PM|
|Feb 22||Hispanic Research Workshop||Weimer||weekly||6P-9P|
|Feb 22||African American Research Workshop||Ward||monthly||6P-8 P|
|Feb 23||Swedish Research Workshop||Olofson||weekly||10A-4P|
|Feb 23||Workshop: Strategies for Capturing and Cropping||Weimer||1||10:30A|
|Mar 1||Hispanic Research Workshop||Weimer||weekly||6P-9P|
|Mar 2||Swedish Genealogy Workshop||Olofson||weekly||10A-4P|
|Mar 3||Workshop: Strategies for Capturing and Cropping||Weimer||1||10:30A|
|Mar 5||CGS - Preparing for a Research Trip to Salt Lake||1P-3:30P|
|Mar 8||Hispanic Research Workshop||Weimer||weekly||6P-9P|
|Mar 8||MacGen Users Workshop||George||monthly||7P-8P|
|Mar 9||Swedish Research Workshop||Olofson||weekly||10A-4P|
|Mar 9||Family History Workshop : Write Your History in Stories||Miller||monthly||1P-2P|
|Mar 11||Workshop: Strategies for Capturing and Cropping||Weimer||1||10:30A|
|Mar 11||Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (by appointment)||Mattson||1||3-4:30P|
|Mar 12||Regional Family History Meeting||Severson||8:45A-11A|
|Mar 12||SFBAJGS Board Meeting||12P-4P|
|Mar 14||East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting||monthly||10:00A|
|Mar 15||Hispanic Research Workshop||Weimer||weekly||6P-9P|
|Mar 16||Swedish Research Workshop||Olofson||weekly||10A-4P|
|Mar 18||Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (by appointment)||Mattson||1||3-4:30P|
|Mar 22||Hispanic Research Workshop||Weimer||weekly||6P-9P|
|Mar 22||African American Research Workshop||Ward||monthly||6P-8 P|
|Mar 23||Swedish Genealogy Workshop||Olofson||weekly||10A-4P|
|Mar 25||Presidio DAR Chapter||Severson||1||10A-4P|
|Mar 25||Piedmont DAR Chapter||Severson||1||1:30A-4P|
|Mar 26||SFBAJGS Meeting||monthly||12P-4P|
|Mar 29||Hispanic Research Workshop||Weimer||weekly||6P-9P|
|Mar 30||Swedish Genealogy Workshop||Olofson||weekly||10A-4P|
|Apr 22||Breathe Life into Your Family History thru Digital Photography||Madsen||1||1P-4P|
- SFBAJGS = San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
- AAGSNC = African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
- WETA = Alameda County Weekend Training Academy
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breathe Life into Your Family History thru Digital Photography - Instructor, Ronald Madsen - Photographs and other digital images are major enhancements to Family History. Most everyone has a camera in their pocket and a shoe-box full of dog-eared photos and documents. In this class we will learn how to collect, or "Capture," organize, enhance, archive, and label Family History photos and documents,
Family History Workshop : Write Your History in Stories.- Instructor, Kim Miller, staff genealogist - Does writing your personal history sound intimidating? Does "I was born ..." seem like a boring way to start? How about writing your memories one story at a time? Come once or come monthly, come when you can. Set aside the 2nd Thursday of each month and spend an afternoon jump starting your memory. Write one story each time you come, and you could greet 2018 with 11 stories for your personal history.
Freedmens Bureau Records On-line : A Better Way to do Slave Research - Instructor, Janice Sellers, Genealogist - Freedmens Bureau Records are overlooked by far too many researchers. The records have not been the easiest to work with, but now that they are online and indexed, they can yield a wealth of information. Though they're not perfect, these documents can include marriage dates, children’s birth dates, school records, work contracts, and, most importantly, the name of an applicant's most recent owner. Learn why these records can be key to finding out more about your family.
Paper Basics : Saving Your Families Paper Based history - Instructor, Karen Zukor, art conservationist. - Have you got original documents that need to be preserved? Letters, diaries, journals, certificates, citizenship papers, family Bibles....before they crumble into dust let Karen Zukor teach you the basics of preservation. Come listen to her presentation on the factors that damage paper and how to properly handle, store and display those items that are both inherently valuable and inherently fragile. Karen has been a professional paper conservator for almost thirty years and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. She has been responsible for many collections - including fine art, archival material, maps, documents, and rare books - held both in private hands and at institutions. In addition, she has trained both pre- and post-program interns for over twenty years, and lectures widely to the general public. You won't want to miss this opportunity. Pre-register at: email@example.com 510-531-3905
Strategies for Capturing and Cropping - Instructor, Weimer, staff specialist - Hands on workshop - Learn to capture, crop and save or print the records you find online.
Swedish Research Workshop - Need some help with your Swedish research? Join our experts (Beryl and Wade) on Thursdays between 10A and 4P for some individual assistance. No appointment necessary.
Hispanic Research Workshop - Need some help with your Spanish research? More comfortable speaking and reading Spanish? Come work with our FamilySearch Missionary Sister Weimer.