CGS library to reopen February 9: reserve your slot now!

by California Genealogical Society (1/25/2022)

Library reopening

Since Alameda County is reporting a decline in the Omicron variant, we have decided to re-open the library. Starting February 9, we will be open for visits Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors must register in advance.  Committees may meet in the library or continue meeting on Zoom. Our mask protocol remains in place; i.e., masks are required to enter the Breuner Building and in our library.  Other health and safety practices include using sanitizer, wiping down workspaces and keeping a safe distance from others.

You can read a complete description of our COVID-19 mitigation measures here.

We look forward to having you come and access our collections and online subscriptions. To reserve a visit slot, please register online through EventBrite.

California Research: the California State Library’s California Room

by California Genealogical Society (1/21/2022)

The California Research Series continues this Tuesday, January 25, with a talk by California State Library reference librarian Elena Smith speaking on “Historical Resources at California’s State Library: Genealogy in the California Room.” Great preparation for the upcoming NGS 2022 conference, or just to further your knowledge of state genealogical resources! Registration is free at EventBrite.

Online registration now open for NGS 2022

by California Genealogical Society (1/18/2022)

click to go to the BlogOnline registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society 2022 conference, held May 24-28 in Sacramento. Options for either remote or in-person attendance are detailed here.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Our American Mosaic,” with an emphasis on researching the diverse cultures that have made California and the West thrive. The California Genealogical Society is proud to be the local host for this conference.

The conference will offer more than 165 in-person lectures and another fourteen lectures online. Related events include a family history Expo Hall; Focus on Societies; and the SLAM! Showcase of societies, libraries, archives, and museums. There are also sponsored luncheons and the NGS Banquet on Friday evening. CGS has planned many tours, research opportunities, and social events in the Sacramento area (limited spots available–we encourage early registration for these special events).

Visit the NGS Conference Website for more details. To learn more about CGS involvement, contact the local host committee at [email protected]. See you in Sacramento!