Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

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Thu-Sat: 10:00 am – 4 pm
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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

Sep 10 Computer Basics Holley  1    7:00P
Sep 11 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting monthly   10:00A
Sep 11 Mac Gen Users Workshop George monthly     7:00P
Sep 14 Computer Basics Holley  1   11:00A
Sep 17 Beginning Evernote Mattson  1    7:00P
Sep 21 Mac Gen Users Group Meeting George monthly   1:30P
Sep 25 California Genalogical Society Orientation to FSL Severson  1   10:30A
Sep 25 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly     6:00P
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 23 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly   6:00P
Oct 26 Mac Gen Users Group Meeting George monthly   1:30P
  • 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.

Intoduction to Jewish Genealogy - Instructor, Janice Sellers - 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

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. The focus will be documentation and synchronization.  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.