Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

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Tue-Wed: 10:00 am – 9 pm
Thu-Sat: 10:00 am – 4 pm
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Ancestral Homelands : A Spotlight Series for Beginners - Online Preregistration required

The California Genealogical Society and the Oakland California Family History Center are offering a series of monthly classes designed to help beginners find where their immigrant ancestor came from. The fifth and final session, Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM will be Beginning Research in Germany with Dr. Robert Jackson.  To register Click Here

African American Workshop - May 23

No pre-registration is required for this free workshop led by Judith Collins, specialist.  Researchers meet every 4th Wednesday from 6-8 PM.       

"Fundamentals of Genealogy for the Returning or New Student" -May 29, 7P - 8:30P

This new class will be taught by Bonnie Mattson. Bonnie is a family historian, a seasoned writer and blogger. After years away from genealogy, she has volunteered at the ORFHC for the past 18 months with her husband Jim. The journey from paper to the digital age has become her passion. She has the desire to help others to begin or to come back to this fascinating work with some lessons learned and ideas on how to discover and catch the vision of seeking their ancestors. She is the mother of three and the grandmother of 10 and an interior decorator and business owner of Interiors by Design.  Please pre-register by telephone (510-531-3905) or E-mail (fhcoakland@gmail.com.  The class is free but there will be a nominal charge for handouts. 

Class and Event Schedule

Date Title Teacher # wks Time

May 6 Union City Tongan Ward Genealogy Activity 1 6:00P
May 9 East Bay Genealogical Society monthly 10:00 A
May 9 Mac Users Workshop George monthly 7:00P
May 18 East Bay Ward Indexing Activity   1 2 - 6P
May 19 Mac Users Group Meeting (Date Change) George monthly 1:30P
May 20 African Amer. Gen. Soc - Family Program   1 2 - 4P
May 22 Ancestral Homelands - Germany Jackson 1 7:00P
May 23 African American Workshop Collins monthly 6 - 8P
May 29 Fundamentals of Genealogy for the New or returning student Mattson 1 7:00P

Coming Classes

Beginning Research in Germany : Crossing the Pond with Robert Jackson. – Tuesday, May 22, 2012 -

Focusing on the great wave of German immigration from 1840 to 1900, this class will outline the numerous resources available that can help you narrow the search for your ancestors' place of origin. We'll also touch on the special challenges posed by the spelling of German surnames and place names and by the movable feast of German geography in the 19th century. Finally, we'll glance ahead to the main issues involved in accessing archives and records in Germany. To register Click Here