| Beginning Research in Norway An introduction to Norwegian genealogical research and online resources and materials at the Oakland California Family History Center, including naming practices, censuses, church records (births, marriages, deaths, immigration) and information on Norwegian settlements in the U.S. Must preregister! See our classes page for a link to registration.
Beginning Research in Louisiana This class will highlight Louisiana family history through its diverse history, peoples and cultures. Historical context will be given beginning with the colonial period. An overview of many record sources available, including civil, church, land and military will be covered. Also a preliminary look at the some sources specific to African American and Native American family history will be shared. Time will be allowed for questions.Must preregister! See our classes page for a link to registration.
Beginning Research in Germany : Crossing the PondFocusing 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. Must preregister! See our classes page for a link to registration.