Live Events

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June 10

11:15 AM – 1 PM PDT
At the CGS Library or Online

2023 CGS Genie Awards

CGS Members: Come help us honor our volunteers who “make magic happen” Bring a share to the potluck.
In Person at the CGS Library or Online via Zoom

June 24

10 – 11:30 AM PDT

Tax Records: More Exciting Than You Might Think

Learn to use tax records as part of your genealogical search. Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle
Live online via Zoom or View recording through July 24

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Oct 9 – Oct 14

2023 Salt Lake City Research Trip

Early bird pricing! Read about the CGS Research Trip to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City on Oct 9 – 14, 2023. Led by Stewart Traiman and Evan Wilson. Watch Info Session on YouTube.

Register here: 2023 Salt Lake City Research Trip Registration

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Every Wednesday

11 AM & 7 PM PT
In Person at Oakland FamilySearch Center

Wednesday “Tips & Talk” at Oakland FamilySearch Center

CGS and OFSC volunteers will host a series of fun, informal discussions on a variety of topics.
In Person at Oakland FamilySearch Center

First Saturdays

10 AM – Noon PT

2023 Intro to Genealogy – 1st Saturday Free!

Our four-part series is ideal for getting started with genealogy or for advanced researchers to revisit principles of good research
Live online via Zoom

Second Saturdays

10 AM – Noon PT
Online and In Person

CGS Monthly Board Meeting

CGS Members: join the CGS Board for their monthly board meeting via Zoom on the second Saturday of the month
Live online via Zoom and In Person at the CGS Library


CGS Special Interest Groups

CGS offers many varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Recordings Available

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Through June 13

Excel for Genealogy Workshop

Learn to share Stewart Traiman’s love of spreadsheets for genealogy.
View recording through June 13

Other Resources

Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of the California Genealogical Society is to connect people to their family heritage and to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusivity for our members and patrons. The California Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination in any form.    

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California Genealogical Society (CGS) may take photographs, audio recordings, and video footage in our library, classrooms or events for historical records or publicity purposes.  If you do not want to be photographed or filmed, it is the individual’s responsibility to ‘opt out’ by notifying the event leader or photographer at the event.

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