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.


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-Mon: Closed
FHC Pages
Contact Information
Holiday Schedule

Boy Scout Workshop
Libraries and Societies


Unique Resources

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