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Oakland Library Resources

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Free premium genealogical sites at the FHC Portal:

  • AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society-NEHGS)
  • Ancestry.com (Largest commercial genealogy site)
  • Archion (German Lutheran Church Records)
  • Arkivdigital (Swedish Database)
  • Find My Past (Commercial Genealogy Site- strong in British Isles, Australian, and Canadian records)
  • Fold3 (Specialty in Military records)
  • GenealogyBank.com (Newspapers)
  • My Heritage (Commercial Genealogy Site - strong in European records)
  • Newspapers.com (Newspapers)

Additional Capabilities:

  • Genealogy database software: Ancestral Quest, Legacy, RootsMagic
  • Research aids such as HistoryGeo
  • Research databases as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Australian Vital Records, Mormon Immigration Index
  • LibreOffice for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation preparation
  • Photo editing software: IrfanView, HP Photo Smart Essential, MGI Photo Suite, ACD Foto Slate
  • Microfilm ScanPro Digitizing Equipment

Classrooms Available for Reservation. Call (510) 531-3905

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COMPUTER CLASSROOMS

-Capacity: 14 class members            
-Teaching station with a computer
that projects to a large screen     
-Printer access for all stations          

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MEETING ROOM

-Capacity: 47 class members                    
-Teaching station with a computer that
projects to an extra-large screen         
-Printer access                                              

Digitizing Stations

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SCANNERS

-Scan & digitize photos, photo albums, negatives,
slides, and books (USB drives available)                
-Read and digitize microfilm & microfiche              
-Photograph 3-D heirlooms; 16" X 16" X 16"              

Books, Maps, and Resources of Local & International Interest

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

The library has an 8,000-volume
family history book collection,
including
a Special Collections section.


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LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL INTEREST

-Alameda County Obituary Card File 1985-2002                
-California Mission Records: copies of original                 
records from the 1770s to the early 1900s                        
-Growing collection of church records from the Azores 
-Vital records from Tonga from the late 1860's to 1942    
-City Directories across many parts of the United States

Other Amenities

LUNCH ROOM

Take a break in our lunchroom facility
which includes
a refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven.
PLAY AREA FOR SMALL CHILDREN

    Work on your family history    
    while keeping an eye    
    on your little ones nearby.