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 third session, Tuesday, March 27 at 7 PM will be Beginning Research in Norway with Gloria Hanson. To register Click Here

African American Workshop - March 28

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

Class and Event Schedule 

Date Title Teacher # wks Time
Mar 8    Best of the Web - Advanced Google    McCartney       1

   1:30 PM 

Mar 14     East Bay Genealogical Society         1

   10:00 AM

Mar 14       Mac users Workshop  George       1

   7:00 PM

Mar 15 

 Best of the Web - rootsweb & usgenweb

  Lindsey       1     1:30 PM
Mar 24   Mac Users Group Meeting    George   monthly

   1:30 PM

Mar 27    Ancestral Homeland - Norway    Hanson       1     7:00 PM
Mar 28  African American Research Workshop   Collins


  6:00 PM

Class Descriptions

Beginning Research in Norway with Gloria Hanson. – Tuesday, March 27, 2012 -

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. To register Click Here

Coming Classes

Beginning Research in Louisiana with Sue Severson. – Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -

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. To register Click Here

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