Keep an eye out for Jukebox Genealogy!

by California Genealogical Society (7/10/2024)

sketch of tree with rootsOur new, interactive newsletter, Jukebox Genealogy, will be emailed to CGS members on Monday, July 15. This is a forum for and by out members–read their stories, and check out the fun genealogy-themed survey and song!

 

This week at CGS (July 8-14, 2024)

by California Genealogical Society (7/7/2024)

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

Tips & Talk: Held in person at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. Free. All welcome! This week:
Thursday, July 11 at 1 PM: “Swedish Genealogy” with Cliff Ross;
Friday, July 12 at 1 PM: “Irish Genealogy” with Maureen Hanlon;
Saturday, July 13 at 1 PM: “Using the FamilySearch Website” with Dan Termini.
For the entire “Tips & Talk” summer schedule, click HERE.

Saturday, July 13, 10 AM. Monthly Board Meeting. Hybrid; held in person and via Zoom. Members are welcome.

Sat., July 13, 1 PM: California History Series: “Spanish Patriots’ Eligibility for Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).” Robin Rhein Hurwitz, DAR State Chair for Specialty Research, and Mary Anthony Startz, National DAR Specialty Research Chair (NSDAR) lead this discussion of the research efforts and ongoing efforts to obtain recognition of the significant contributions to the cause of American freedom at the time of the Revolutionary War by the soldados de cuera (leather-jacket soldiers) residing in early California. Pertinent for Sons of the American Revolution (SARs), too! Free.

Members’ Special Interest Groups:

Wed., July 10, 6:30 PM: Members’ Roundtable. Via Zoom. A forum to ask questions about one another’s genealogical research, to learn from others, share research successes, and enjoy a collegial group of individuals interested in learning together. Particularly for new and remote members, this is an opportunity to meet and feel part of the CGS community. Led by Lisa Gorrell and Jacqueline Henderson.

Library hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 AM – 2PM

Helpful Links
Events: https://www.californiaancestors.org/events-and-education/
Special Interest Groups: https://www.californiaancestors.org/special-interest-groups-for-members/
Calendar: Google calendar

July at CGS!

by California Genealogical Society (6/30/2024)

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

We have a star-spangled lineup of talks and webinars in July! Most are FREE. Be sure to reserve your space.

Sat., July 6:10 AM-noon: Intro to Genealogy. A series of 4 rotating classes covering the basics of genealogical research. This month: Vital Records (birth, marriage and death). Due to the holiday, this class will be held online only. Free.

 

old map imageSat., July 13: California History and Genealogical Series: “Spanish Patriots’ Eligibility for Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).” Robin Rhein Hurwitz, DAR State Chair for Specialty Research, and Mary Anthony Startz, National DAR Specialty Research Chair (NSDAR) lead this discussion of the research efforts, genealogical discoveries, sources, and ongoing efforts to obtain recognition of the significant contributions to the cause of American freedom at the time of the Revolutionary War by the soldados de cuera (leather-jacket soldiers) residing in early California. Pertinent for Sons of the American Revolution (SARs), too! Free.

Head shot of bearded manSat., July 27:Mapping Ireland’s Records” with John Grenham. A virtual session with expert John Grenham. His website, Irish Ancestors (www.johngrenham.com), is known as a premier resource for searching Irish heritage. He will discuss the website, and provide a broad overview of the most relevant records for Irish research. Attendees can get a 33% discount on an Irish Ancestors subscription if they register by July 30. Admission: CGS members $10, nonmembers $20.

"Tips & Talk" letters

Tips & Talk: CGS volunteers and others lead discussion groups throughout the month. Held in person at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. Free. All welcome! This month: July 3: German Genealogy. July 12: Irish Genealogy. July 16: Scotland. July 17: French Canadian Genealogy. July 17: Portugal/Azores, Madeira. There are also discussions of DNA basics and how to use the FamilySearch website. For the entire “Tips & Talk” summer schedule, click HERE.

Special Interest Groups meeting in July:

July 10Members’ Roundtable

July 13: Monthly Board Meeting

July 19Mayflower Descendants SIG

July 20: San Francisco SIG

July 20:  Family Tree Maker SIG

July 22: Advanced DNA SIG

July 24: RootsMagic SIG


Library hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 AM – 2PM

Helpful Links
Events: https://www.californiaancestors.org/events-and-education/
Special Interest Groups: https://www.californiaancestors.org/special-interest-groups-for-members/
Calendar: Google calendar