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Feb 24
11 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Online or View Recording

How to Leave Your Genealogy: Don’t Let It Get Thrown Away!

This presentation will discuss tasks you can do now so you will leave your genealogy in good shape for your heirs
Live online via Zoom or View Recording through March 24

Mar 30
10 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Online or Members View Recording

You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation

Participants will learn the best ways to organize and preserve family photos including outsourcing as well as the DIY approach
Live online via Zoom or Members Can View Recording via CGS Website

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Schedule Varies

In Person at Oakland FamilySearch Center

“Tips & Talk” at Oakland FamilySearch Center

CGS and OFSC volunteers will host a series of fun, informal discussions on a variety of topics. See listing for details about subject and schedule.
In Person at Oakland FamilySearch Center or Live online via Zoom

First Saturdays
10 AM – Noon PT


2024 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

In Person and Online

CGS Monthly Board Meeting

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

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CGS Special Interest Groups

CGS offers many varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Other Resources

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Suggestions Have you heard a great genealogical talk and think that CGS should invite the speaker to present for us? Is there a particular place you’d like society to consider for a field trip? These are typically one-day events. In the past we’ve visited the State Archives in Sacramento, the San Francisco Library, Sutro Library, Bancroft Library. Where would you like to go or go again? Please Leave us a Suggestion.

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.    

Photography Notice

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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