Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Catalog

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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.

ONLINE CATALOG[edit | edit source]

The CATALOG of the Oakland FamilySearch Library is located at familysearch.org>Search>Catalog

Under “Search these Family History Centers” select Oakland California FamilySearch Library

The catalog allows patrons to:
  • Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords
  • Broaden a search to other local family history centers, to what is available online or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
  • Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at FamilySearch.org and elsewhere

Direct link to the FamilySearch Catalog :FamilySearch Catalog

Link to an Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog:Introduction to the Catalog

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
FHC Pages
Contact Information
Holiday Schedule

Staff Training Schedule
Libraries and Societies


Unique Resources[edit | edit source]

The Oakland California Family History Center has several resources of local interest. These resources include the following:
  • Alameda County Obituary Card File 1985-2002 -  An alphabetical card file containing more than 35,000 obituaries clipped from Alameda County newspapers (95 % from the "Alameda Times Star")
  • California Mission Records - Microfilmed copies of original mission records dating from the 1770s to the early 1900s
  • Growing Collection of California County Vital Records, Deed and Probate Indexes
  • Growing Collection of Church Records from the Azores
  • Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths from Tonga - These typescript copies of vital records in Tonga date from the late 1860's to 1942