Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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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.

Coming in February

The California Genealogical Society will be sponsoring a series titled

Beginning Genealogy: Skills for Successful Research

Has the time come for you to: Learn more about your family’s place in history? Verify family stories? Get past dead ends on your family tree? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to attend a series of 4 classes designed to provide beginning family historians with the skills needed for successful research.
Beginning Thursday, February 6, this 4 week series of beginning classes will meet 10 am-12 noon in the Oakland FamilySearch Library in the multimedia classroom. During this series of hands-on computer oriented classes the students will focus on individual family research goals and developing effective research plans. There will be short homework assignments each week to practice new skills.
By the end of the series, participants should be able to:
• Determine which records to look for
• Identify where to find the records
• Document the results of the search
• Evaluate the records for reliability
A guided tour of the California Genealogical Society’s Library at 2201 Broadway, Oakland will be arranged at the end of the class series where you will find books, periodicals and resources to support your ongoing genealogy research.

Class and Event Schedule

Date Title Teacher # wks Time

Jan 3 Fremont Stake Youth Consultant Training Hodson     1 10:00A
Jan 3 Intro to Personal Ancestral File (hands on) Miller     1  2:00P
Jan 4 Fremont Stake Youth Consultant Training Hodson     1 10:00A
Jan 4 Intro to Roots Magic (Hands on) Miller     1  2:00P
Jan 7 Intro to Personal Ancestral File  Miller     1 10:30A
Jan 7 Intro to Genealogy for Imam School Faculty Severson     1  7:00P
Jan 8 East Bay Genealogical Society Stevens monthly 10:00A
Jan 8 Mac Users Workshop George monthly  7:00P
Jan 14 Intro to Roots Magic (Hands on) Miller     1 10:30A
Jan 15 FamilySearch/Family Tree - What you need to know Severson     1  7:00P
Jan 17 Intro to Roots Magic Miller     1  2:00P
Jan 21 Beginning Evernote - Digital organization of Research Mattson     1  7:00P
Jan 22 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly  6:00P
Jan 25 Documenting Research in Roots Magic Miller     1  1:30P
Jan 25 Mac Gen group Meeting George monthly  1:30P
Jan 27 Daughters of Utah Pioneers Workshop Severson     1 11:00A
Jan 28 Documenting Research in Roots Magic Miller     1  2:00P
Feb 1 Documenting Research in Personal Ancestral File Miller     1 10:30A
Feb 6 Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 1 of 4 Brett/Schwarz weekly 10:00A
Feb 9 San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Gen. Soc Meeting Frankel monthly 12:30P
Feb 11 Using the Search Feature of Roots Magic Miller      1 10:30A
Feb 13 Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 2 of 4 Brett/Schwarz weekly 10:00A
Feb 20 Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 3 of 4 Brett/Schwarz weekly 10:00A
Feb 27 Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 4 of 4 Brett/Schwarz weekly 10:00A
  • SFBAJGS = San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
  • AAGSNC = African American Genealogial Society of Northern California

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