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.

** 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

Date Title Teacher # wks Time
Jan 4 Hispanic Research Workshop
weekly 6P-9P
Jan 5 Swedish Research Workshop Olofson weekly 10A-4P
Jan 11 East Bay Genealogical Society monthly 10A-12P
Jan 11 Trilogy Genealogy Group from Brentwood Severson 1
11A-2P
Jan 11 Hispanic Research Workshop
weekly 6P-8P
Jan 11 Mac Users Workshop George monthly 7P-8P
Jan 12 Swedish Genealogy Workshop
Olofson
weekly
10A - 4P
Jan 14 Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (bt appointment) Mattson 1
3P
Jan 18 Legacy Planning : What Happens to Your research After You Are Gone Burrow 1
1P-3P
Jan 18 Hispanic Research Workshop Weimer weekly 6-8 PM
Jan 19 Introduction to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Smith 1
11A-12P
Jan 22 SFBAJGS Meeting - "A Kindertransport Survivor Tells His Story" Samuel monthly
12:30P
Jan 25 Hispanic Research Workshop Weimer weekly
6P-8P
Jan 25 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly 6P-8)
Jan 26 Swedish Research Workshop Olofson weekly 10A-4P
Feb 1 Hispanic Research Workshop
Weimer weekly
6P-8P
Feb 2 Swedish Research Workshop
Olofson weekly 10A-4P
Feb 4 CGS Prep Class for SLC Trip
Feb 8 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting monthly 10:00A
Feb 8 Hispanic Research Workshop Weimer weekly 6-9P
Feb 8 Mac Users Workshop George monthly 7:00P
Feb 9 Family History Workshop : Write Your History in Stories Miller monthly 1:00P
Feb 9 Swedish Research Workshop Olofson weekly 10A-4P
Feb 11 Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (by appointment) Mattson monthly 3:00P
Feb 15 Freedmen's Bureau Records - online resources 12:30P
Feb 15 Hispanic Research Workshop Weimer weekly 6:00P
Feb 16 Swedish Research Workshop Olofson weekly 10A-4P
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 Hispanic Research Workshop Weimer weekly 6P-9P
Feb 22 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly Feb 23
Feb 23 Swedish Research Workshop Olofson weekly 10A-4P
  • SFBAJGS = San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
  • AAGSNC = African American Genealogical 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

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. 

Introduction to the Digital Public Library of America - Instructor, Debbie Smith, Assistant Director OFSL - This class will show you what the website is all about, how to navigate, search and explain how it can be helpful with genealogical research.

Legacy Planning : What Happens to Your research After You Are Gone - Instructor, Patricia Burrow, genealogist, author and lecturer - Legacy Planning usually refers to your will, trusts and medical directives. Have you thought about what is going to happen to your family history research? Those file cabinets, folders, binders and archival boxes full of memorabilia? Do your children know what to do with it all? Do they know where your family history database is on your computer? The Filename? We all know that, if it looks "important", it has a better chance of avoiding the dumpster cut. Let's talk about some of the things we can do to ensure that those hard found stories do not get lost again and family history research is preserved for future generations. Pre-register at: fhcoakland@gmail.comor 510-531-3905

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: fhcoakland@gmail.comor 510-531-3905

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.