Update: Salt Lake City trip early-bird discount and info session

by California Genealogical Society (4/16/2023)

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We have two updates to announce related to the CGS research trip to the FamilySearch Library in October.

First, we are now offering early-bird rates up through June 30! (Those who have already signed up will be refunded the difference).

Second, don’t miss our virtual info session and meetup, scheduled for Sunday, May 21st at 2 p.m. Whether you’re already registered or just curious about the trip, you will get something from this session.

BU offers discount for CGS members

by California Genealogical Society (4/14/2023)

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Boston University offers two unique courses that combine the convenience of online learning with expert instruction from noted BU Instructors, Certified Genealogists, and practicing professionals in the field. The Genealogical Principles Course and the Certificate in Genealogical Studies are rigorous but accessible courses that ground students in genealogical standards, good practice, and resources and methods for analysis. The highly regarded programs can help you on your journey, whether you are an amateur family historian or an expert working towards your certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. They offer a flexible online format that lets you learn remotely, a supportive learning environment, opportunities to meet peers and expand your network, and affordable pricing and payment options. Genealogists of all levels are using these programs for both personal and professional development.
BU’s next registration deadline is April 28, and we have most timely news. You can get a 10% discount if you just mention you are a CGS member! To learn more, visit BU’s website
The coming week at CGS

by California Genealogical Society (4/8/2023)

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A quick rundown of events scheduled for the coming week.

Recordings still available:

Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal by Pam Vestal (Available until Tuesday, April 11).

San Francisco Irish in the late 1800’s: The Story of My Great-Grandparents by Maureen Hanlon (Available until April 16).

Wednesday, April 12, 11am & 7pm: “How Do You Do That in FamilySearch? An informal presentation on using the FamilySearch website. Lots of little-known hints! Part of the weekly “Tips & Talk” series at Oakland FamilySearch Center. Pre-registration is appreciated.

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.: CGS Member Roundtable. CGS members meet online to ask questions, learn from others, share their research successes, and enjoy a collegial group of individuals interested in learning together. Contact Lisa Gorrell or Jacqueline Henderson.

Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m.: FamilyTree Maker Special Interest Group. With Karen Halfon and Keith Montgomery. Hybrid meeting (in person or via Zoom).

For all upcoming events, see our Events page.

Library hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 4 pm. Reservations no longer required – but we’d appreciate a heads-up: please email [email protected] the night before to let us know you’re coming!

And don’t forget:
It’s not too early to start planning for the 2023 Salt Lake City Research Trip, October 9-14! Check the link for full description, price, and other details.