Oakland California FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California

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Classes hosted by the Oakland FamilySearch Library are offered free of charge with an occasional small fee to cover the cost of handouts.  Pre-registration is required as classes may be cancelled when enrollment is insufficient. Pre-register at: fhcoakland@gmail.comor 510-531-3905.

Swedish Genealogy Day in the FamilySearch Library - Saturday, October 12, 2013

Join us as SwedGen and ArkivDigital Present a Unique Learning Opportunity for the Dedicated Swedish Researcher! - Details

featuring :
Anna-Lena Hultman - expert on emigration research; helped develop the Emibas CD
Anneli Andersson - from the Mellerud Museum and Genealogy Archive
Charlotte Börjesson - board member with the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS)
Kathy Meade - North American representative for ArkivDigital

This is a free event but for guaranteed seating a ticket is required - Email : fhcoakland@gmail.com– Please put SwedGen in the subject line
Walk-ins may be allowed after 9:20A – Space available
SwedGen will be offering 16 free 30 minute consultations with a specialist – Appointments must be made before September 1SwedGen (Click on SwedGen Tour 2013, then on “for One on One” near the bottom of the page)

Class and Event Schedule

Date Title Teacher # wks Time

Oct 9 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting monthly  10:00A
Oct 9 Mac Gen Users Workshop George monthly   7:00P
Oct 12 Swedish Day in the FamilySearch Library see flyer once   9:30A
Oct 16 Into. to Jewish Genealogy Sellers once   6:30P
Oct 20 SFBAJGS Meeting Gorrell monthly  12:30P
Oct 21 Highland Single's Ward FHE once   7:00P
Oct 22 Introduction to Genealogy Severson once   7:00P
Oct 23 Introduction to Genealogy Seerson once  11A
Oct 23 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly   6:00P
Oct 26 Mac Gen Users Group Meeting George monthly   1:30P
Oct 30 Basic Computer Essentials for Genealogy Holley once   7:00P
Nov 5 Introduction to Genealogy Severson once  11:00A
Nov 6 Introduction to Genealogy Severson once   7:00P
Nov 9 AAGSNC Patron Orientation Severson once  1:00P
Nov 13 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting Stevens monthly 10:00A
Nov 13 Mac Gen Users Workshop George monthly  7:00P
Nov 16 Grandma Where Are You? Finding the Women .. Sellers once  2:00P
Nov 19 African American Research Workshop Ward monthly  6:00P
  • SFBAJGS = San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
  • AAGSNC = African American Genealogial Society of Northern California

Computer Basics - Instructor, Kim Holley - If your computer skills aren't what you’d like them to be, if you have problems creating files, using a flash drive, we have a class for you! Kim is teaching a Basic computer class, it will be “hands-on” and held in our new computer lab. Limit 10 students.

Grandma, where are you? Finding the Women in Your Family Tree - Instructor, Janice Sellers, APG - Female relatives can be difficult to trace, but they can be found. This presentation covers resources for tracing the women in your family, including family items, federal and state census records, immigration records, vital records, church records, journals, newspapers, legal and court records, library archives, and manuscript collections.

Introduction to Genealogy  - Instructor, Ralph Severson - Have you watched the ancestry.com commercials and thought genealogy sounds like fun?  Have you asked family history questions for years but never known what to do with the information? Are you the family story and picture collector who is ready to take the next step? This class is for you!  Come learn what the hoopla is all about.  See if it really does pique your interest. Let Ralph introduce you to this exciting pursuit and help you decide if you would like to get more involved.

Intoduction to Jewish Genealogy - Instructor, Janice Sellers, APG - In honor of International Jewish Genealogy Month, come learn about Jewish genealogy! This class will cover how to start researching your Jewish family history and how the unique aspects of Jewish culture and history will affect that research. Topics include methods, genealogy web sites, overview of family tree software, record types, history, worldwide resources, geography, and languages.

African American Research Workshop - Instructor, Genealogist Alvis Ward Jr. - This is an ongoing free hands-on research workshop comprised of African Americans, also referred to as Black or Afro-American, or those who harmonize with Sub-Saharan Africa, with ancestry, citizenship, or residency in the United States. The workshop is an interactive exchange of research tools, methods and systems, and discussions necessary for progress at individual levels of family histories and genealogies impacted by the 16th Century removal of Africans to America as slaves. No pre-registration is required. For additional information E-Mail :nextleveldna@gmail.com