April at CGS!

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To register or for more information, click the hyperlink for any event. All times are Pacific Time.

Happy April! This month we have a variety of exciting classes and workshops coming up. A quick rundown:

Sat., Apr. 6, 10 AM: Intro to Genealogy. A series of 4 rotating classes covering the basics of genealogical research. This month: “Organizing Your Research.” Free. Via Zoom.

Weekly (Tuesdays & Wednesdays): “Tips & Talk” at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. picture of building with palm trees

Weekly talks by experts on a variety of topics. This month’s presentations include a 3-part series on DNA, discussions of UK research, of using FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and more. Clink the link and scroll down for details of each class and speaker.


Sat., Apr. 27, 10 AM-2 PM: Workshop: Digitize Your Family Photos & Stories

Smiling manJoin Rick Voight, CEO of Vivid-Pix, to discover the many uses of our new overhead scanner. He will show how easy it is for you to record your description of each photo and couple your photos together to create a family story in this hands-on workshop. Please bring your family photos with you. Bring your family photos, memories and stories.
For members, in person at California Genealogical Society.


Sat., Apr. 27, 11 AM-12:30 PM: Excel for Genealogists

Stewart Blandón Traiman demonstrates how Excel spreadsheets can keep your genealogy research organized. You can use Excel’s tools to keep track of newspaper clippings, a vital records catalog, track your ancestors’ addresses over time, and track whole families over many censuses.
Live online via Zoom. Members can view recording for 30 days on the CGS website.


Tues., Apr 30, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Member Connections Workshop

click to sign upMember Connections is a tool that helps CGS members connect and share information with people who share your genealogy interests. Stewart Traiman leads this workshop showing how to use this special feature.
Live online via Zoom.



Special Interest Groups for members meet monthly. They include:

  • Members’ Roundtable Discussion
  • DNA Skills
  • Family Tree Maker Users
  • RootsMagic Users
  • Mayflower Descendants
  • San Francisco SIG
    Click the link above for more details.

Library hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

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Calendar: Google calendar


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