Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Resources

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Oakland FSL
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

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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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Contact Information
Holiday Schedule

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Libraries and Societies


Discovery Center[edit | edit source]

  • 8 large interactive screens to explore your story, family, and relationship to famous people
  • Camera to take photo of you or your family to placed in a poster
  • Available in 4 languages, English, French, Spanish and Chinese

Hardware & Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 71 computers
  • Paper copier
  • 3 ProScan microfilm/microfiche readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 3 microfiche/film scanner
  • 5 flatbed scanners
  • Multiple models and sizes of book, photo, document, slide and negative scanners.
  • Flashdrives available
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Class/Training Rooms[edit | edit source]

  • Main Classroom has large screen, projector and teaching station for the instructor with seating for 50.
  • Media Classroom has teaching station with 15 computer stations for hands-on use by class members
  • Both classrooms have printer access for all stations.

Multimedia Center[edit | edit source]

Oakland FamilySearch Library has created an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, scanner, printer and specialized software. With these resources you have the ability to:

  • Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD.
  • Scan slides or negatives and transfer them to your flash drive or DVD.
  • Convert your photo files from one format to another ie. tiff to jpeg or visa versa.

Don't worry if you are not sure how to do all of this, there are members of the Center staff who are trained in the use of this equipment, and they would be happy to help you!

Databases & Software[edit | edit source]

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  • Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest,  Legacy, RootsMagic)
  • LibreOffice software on all computers for word processing, spreadsheet and presentation preparation
  • Photo editing software (IrfanView, HP Photo Smart Essential, MGI Photo Suite, ACD Foto Slate and Canon Zoombrowser EX).
  • Pedigree Resource File (complete on server)
  • Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as Ancestry.com, Find-My-Past (UK) and others.
  • Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEGHS) website (americanancestors.org)
  • Free internet access to Genealogy Bank.com, Newspapers.com and Arkivdigital and Archion (each on one designated computer)
  • Research aids such as HistoryGeo.
  • Research databases such as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Austrailian Vital Records and Mormon Immigration Index.