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.

Coming Events

June 8 – 9 – The Oakland FamilySearch Library will be live streaming presentations from the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree starting at 8:30A Saturday. Classes are as follows:

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor (Craig Roberts Scott MA,CG)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Genealogical Periodicals: Where the Answers Are (Kory L. Meyerink MLS, AG, FUGA)
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Master Using Google for Common Surname Searches (Lisa Louise Cooke)
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats (Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA, CG)
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Finding Your Family in the French and Indian Wars (Leland Meitzler)
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Staying Safe Online (Thomas MacEntee)
Sunday, June 9
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Strange and Unusual Sources for Irish Family History (James Ryan, PhD)
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Lessons from the Archive (Denise Levenick)

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting, June 9, 1PM - Featuring Frederick Hertz, "A Torn Family Reunited through Discovery of an Ancestor's Diary."
East Bay Genealogical Society, June 12, 10AM - Featuring Deborah Osterberg from the San Bruno branch of the National Archives, "Resources Available at the San Bruno Archives."

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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-Mon: Closed
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Oakland California Family History Center

The Oakland (California) Regional Family History Center is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with over 9,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 37,000 reels of microfilm and 9,000 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.