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=== '''Ancestral Homelands : A Spotlight Series for Beginners''' - Online Preregistration required ===
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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&nbsp;fifth and final session, Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM will be&nbsp;'''Beginning Research in Germany with Dr. Robert Jackson.'''&nbsp; To register [http://tinyurl.com/GermanyReg Click Here] <br>
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=== '''African American Workshop - May 23'''  ===
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No pre-registration is required for this free workshop led by Judith Collins, specialist. &nbsp;Researchers meet every 4th Wednesday from 6-8 PM. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
 
 
 
=== '''"Fundamentals of Genealogy for the Returning or New Student"''' -'''May 29, 7P - 8:30P'''  ===
 
 
 
This new class will be taught by Bonnie Mattson.&nbsp;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. &nbsp;Please pre-register by telephone (510-531-3905) or E-mail (fhcoakland@gmail.com. &nbsp;The class is free but there will be a nominal charge for handouts.&nbsp;
 
 
 
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| Union City Tongan Ward Genealogy Activity
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| East Bay Genealogical Society
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| Mac Users Group Meeting&nbsp;'''(Date Change)'''
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| African Amer. Gen. Soc - Family Program
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| Fundamentals of Genealogy for the New or returning student
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=== <br>'''Coming Classes''' ===
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'''Introduction to Personal Ancestral File''' - Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the free genealogical data management program, Personal Ancestral File (PAF). It will cover how to open the program, entering data, documentation and adding pictures. There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts. &nbsp;We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants.&nbsp;
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'''Introduction to Roots Magic''' -&nbsp;Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the genealogical data management program Roots Magic.&nbsp;It will cover opening the program, entering data, using templates for sources and notes, and adding pictures. The Webinar on Using RootsMagic will be included on the CD that will be given to participants.&nbsp;There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts. We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants.
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'''African-American Workshop''' -&nbsp;Encountering challenges overcoming those brick walls while conducting your family's African American genealogical research? Unsure of which research strategies and techniques can assist you in locating your ancestors? Are you unable to conduct your research beyond the magical year of 1870, (the first year African Americans were enumerated in the U.S. Census)? If you said yes to any of these questions, then the African American Research Workshop (AARW) may be the remedy to your genealogical challenges! The workshop is scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month. Instruction takes place during convenient evening hours; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Individual assistance is provided from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. No pre-registraton necessary!
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'''Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 3 - Documenting in the Digital Age'''<br>If you don’t keep track of your research, both online and on site, you will find yourself repeating that research, struggling to locate records you know you have, or asking yourself, “Where did I find this information?” This class introduces students to the basics of research logs, digital <br>record storage and the art and science of citing sources.
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'''Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 4 - Secondary Sources''' Students will go to the next research level: finding out what has already been done. Is it accurate? This class introduces family name books, genealogical compilations, websites, email lists and more. It helps the new genealogist leave the world of family lore and explore the genealogical community.
  
==== '''Beginning Research in Germany&nbsp;: Crossing the Pond with Robert Jackson'''. – Tuesday, May 22, 2012 -  ====
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'''Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 5 - Vital Records, SSDI and the Calendar Change of 1752''' This class introduces the wealth of information found in birth, marriage, and death records. Learn how to obtain vital records created at the various levels of the U.S. government: federal, state, county and town. The instructor will also explain the calendar change of 1752 and how it <br>affects genealogical research.
  
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 [http://tinyurl.com/GermanyReg Click Here] <br>  
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'''Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 6 - Field Trip to the CA Genealogical Society Library''' Tour the CGS Library and explore the resources available. Use the balance of the day to research your family with experienced genealogists on hand to assist. <br>  
  
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'''Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 7 - Where Do I Go from Here? &nbsp;'''  
  
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After a discussion of the resources available at the OFSL, this hands-on session will include an orientation to the computer desktop in the OFSL, the catalog of permanent collections, and the records that can be obtained on loan. We will tour the center and have an opportunity to put all the lessons learned in this series to practical use under the guidance of experienced genealogists.  
  
 
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Class and Event Schedule

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Oct 2 Beginning Series - Class 3 - Organization Johnson 3 of 7 10:30A
Oct 2 Intro to Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Miller 1 1:30-3P  
Oct 5 Intro to Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Miller 1 10:30A-12P
Oct 9 Beginning Series - Class 4 - Secondary Sources Lindsey 4 of 7 10:30A
Oct 10 East Bay Genealogical Society Meeting 
monthly 10:00A
Oct 10   Mac Users Group General Meeting George monthly  7:00P  
Oct 16 Beginning Series - Class 5 - Vital Records Sellers 5 of 7   10:30A
Oct 21 SF Bay Area Jewish Gen Soc. Meeting   Frankel monthly 1P
Oct 23   Beginning Series - Class 6 - Field trip to CGS Lindsey 6 of 7 10:30A  
Oct 24   African American Workshop Collins  monthly 6 - 8P  
Oct 26   Intro to Roots Magic Miller 1 10:30A-12P  
Oct 30 Beginning Series - Class 7 - Where Do I Go Now? Severson 7 of 7 10:30A
Oct 30 Intro to Roots Magic Miller 1 1:30P

Introduction to Personal Ancestral File - Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the free genealogical data management program, Personal Ancestral File (PAF). It will cover how to open the program, entering data, documentation and adding pictures. There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts.  We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants. 

Introduction to Roots Magic - Instructor, Ken Miller - This is a hands-on introduction to the genealogical data management program Roots Magic. It will cover opening the program, entering data, using templates for sources and notes, and adding pictures. The Webinar on Using RootsMagic will be included on the CD that will be given to participants. There is no charge for the class but there will be a small fee to cover the cost of handouts. We would appreciate pre-registration at fhcoakland@gmail.com or 510-531-3905 as the class is limited to 8 participants.

African-American Workshop - Encountering challenges overcoming those brick walls while conducting your family's African American genealogical research? Unsure of which research strategies and techniques can assist you in locating your ancestors? Are you unable to conduct your research beyond the magical year of 1870, (the first year African Americans were enumerated in the U.S. Census)? If you said yes to any of these questions, then the African American Research Workshop (AARW) may be the remedy to your genealogical challenges! The workshop is scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month. Instruction takes place during convenient evening hours; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Individual assistance is provided from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. No pre-registraton necessary!

Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 3 - Documenting in the Digital Age
If you don’t keep track of your research, both online and on site, you will find yourself repeating that research, struggling to locate records you know you have, or asking yourself, “Where did I find this information?” This class introduces students to the basics of research logs, digital
record storage and the art and science of citing sources.

Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 4 - Secondary Sources Students will go to the next research level: finding out what has already been done. Is it accurate? This class introduces family name books, genealogical compilations, websites, email lists and more. It helps the new genealogist leave the world of family lore and explore the genealogical community.

Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 5 - Vital Records, SSDI and the Calendar Change of 1752 This class introduces the wealth of information found in birth, marriage, and death records. Learn how to obtain vital records created at the various levels of the U.S. government: federal, state, county and town. The instructor will also explain the calendar change of 1752 and how it
affects genealogical research.

Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 6 - Field Trip to the CA Genealogical Society Library Tour the CGS Library and explore the resources available. Use the balance of the day to research your family with experienced genealogists on hand to assist.

Beginning Genealogy Series - Class 7 - Where Do I Go from Here?  

After a discussion of the resources available at the OFSL, this hands-on session will include an orientation to the computer desktop in the OFSL, the catalog of permanent collections, and the records that can be obtained on loan. We will tour the center and have an opportunity to put all the lessons learned in this series to practical use under the guidance of experienced genealogists.