This week at CGS (November 6-12)

by Jennifer Dix (11/5/2023)

All events listed are free. Times are Pacific Standard Time. To register or for more details, click the hyperlink for any event.

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Denise Plaskett

Tuesday, November 7, 11 AM: “Tips & Talk at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. This week: OFSC volunteer Denise Plaskett continues her “FamilySearch Skills” sessions, showing visitors how to use the FamilySearch website. Today’s class focuses on record hints, attaching sources, and notes. A session on November 28 will cover memories, uploading and tagging photos, and adding documents.

This course will be given in the computer classroom and is limited to 14 hands-on students, so drop-ins are welcome but registration via Eventbrite is encouraged. Topics will be covered at the pace of the attendees. Free; held in person at the Oakland FamilySearch Center.

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 PM: Members’ Roundtable. A forum for asking questions about one another’s genealogical research, learn from others, share research successes, and enjoy a collegial group of individuals interested in learning together. Particularly for new and remote members, this will be an opportunity to meet and feel part of the CGS community. Led by Lisa Gorrell and Jacqueline Henderson.

Saturday, November 11, 10 AM: Monthly CGS Board Meeting. Hybrid; in person and via Zoom. On the agenda: Focus 2025, board nominations, the annual report, and more.

Library hours: Thursday and Friday 10 AM-2 PM and Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

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Fun with old friends

by Jennifer Dix (10/31/2023)


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Jane Lindsey, Mary-Lou Grossberg, and Pat Bonderud

Past president Jane Lindsey and longtime volunteer Pat Bonderud met up for lunch recently with Mary-Lou Grossberg, who was our 29th president, serving from 1992 to 1993. She enjoyed reminiscing with Jane (our 34th president) and Pat, who joined CGS in 1980 and has worked extensively on our manuscript collection and vertical files. After lunch, Mary-Lou and Jane donned their presidential number caps for a photo!

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Call for Nominations

by Jennifer Dix (10/31/2023)

CGS presidents past and present. We’re a fun group!

The CGS Board of Directors extends an invitation to members to nominate potential candidates for the Board. You may even nominate yourself! We are always looking for individuals with different talents to help guide our society. Would you like to join our fun and cordial group of decision-makers, or can you suggest someone who would? The current board includes people with backgrounds in communications, finance, science, architecture, marketing and business, among other things. At the moment, we are especially looking for individuals with an interest in finance and in event planning. Commitment includes attending monthly meetings and being willing to head a committee or a project/event. A term is two years.

Please email Nominations Committee chair Jennifer Dix: [email protected] with your suggestions no later than November 10.