Oakland California FamilySearch Library

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Library is now open on Sundays 3pm to 7pm**************Library is Fragrance Free!

Important Events:

For upcoming events go to the box on the right side of this page and click on [Calendar].

EAST BAY Genealogical Society – Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 10 AM. No appointment necessary.

AFRICAN AMERICAN Research Workshop – Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 PM to 8 PM. No appointment necessary.

SWEDISH RESEARCH – Thursdays - Need some help with your Swedish research? Join our experts on Thursdays between 10A and 4P for some individual assistance. No appointment necessary.

FRENCH CANADIAN RESEARCH - Wednesdays - 6-9PM Jane Lindsey, CGS. No appointment necessary

Get the Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge in one visit! Information and registration 

FamilySearch Basics Series - START THE NEW YEAR by really learning how to use FamilySearch.org
1.Getting Started: Sign-in, Settings, Get Help, App Gallery, Blog, Pedigree Chart Views,

Standardize - Dates & Places, Adding, Editing & Adding Marriages

2. Sourcing & Attaching Records: Sources vs. Ciatations, Types of Sources, Hints, Search Records,

Source Box, Attaching records with Source Linker & outside records. Attaching a new doc. as a source &

Attaching a doc. already in memories and added by someone else.

3.Using Memories & Uploading Photos: Naming & organizing photos, Create a family history folder

and save photos to the right place in your computer. Photo policies, How to find photos in Family Tree,

Upload photos, Tagging photos. Attaching photos to a story. Add photos from your phone using FamilyTree phone App

4.Finding & Merging Duplicates: Duplicates can be found when attaching a soource, using the Possible Duplicate Tool,

Requesting an ordinance. Using find to check for duplicates. How to use remove relationships instead of deleting.

5.Learning More about the Temple Box: Church policy, the 2 year rule & 110 year rule. Following your bloodline,

Temple box features, bringing over a temple request, Ordinance requesting permission,

Requesting a non-member ordinance and How to use descendancy feature to find more.

Get started on your own Family History by clicking: HERE. After the Pedigree Chart apppears, download and print it for yourself!
Oakland FSL
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

Location Map

Tue-Wed: 10:00 am – 9 pm
Thu-Sat: 10:00 am – 4 pm
Sun- 3 pm- 7 pm
Mon: Closed
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Download February Class Schedule Here: File:Oakland FHC Feb 2019 Class Schedule.pdf

Download March Class Schedule Here: File:2019 Class Schedule.pdf

Oakland California FamilySearch Library

The Oakland California FamilySearch Library is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California. Besides providing free access to numerous subscription websites included but not limited to ancestry.com, Fold 3, Genealogy Bank, Archion and History.Geo, we also have over 7,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 27,000 reels of microfilm and 8,795 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.

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