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Jun 29
11 AM – 12:30 PM PT


LGBTQ Genealogy

Learn about LGBTQ History and to explore records for clues on our ancestor’s sexuality
Live online via Zoom or Members Can View Recording for 30 days via CGS Website

Jul 13
1 PM – 3 PM PT

In Person at CGS and Online

California History and Genealogy Workshop Series

A special joint program of the California Genealogical Society and Los Californianos. The third in the series is New Spanish Patriots eligible for DAR — Anthony Startz and Robin  Hurwitz.
In Person at the CGS Library or Live online via Zoom

Jul 27
9:30 AM – 11:00 PM PT


Mapping Ireland’s Records

Presentation by John Grenham, whose website, Irish Ancestors, is a premier resource for searching Irish heritage. 33% discount on website subscription if registered by July 30.
Live online via Zoom.  Members admission – $10; non-members- $20. 

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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

In Person at CGS and Online

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 and In Person at CGS

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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Sep 29 – Oct 5
SLC FamilySearch

2024 Salt Lake City Research Trip

Read about the CGS Research Trip to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City on Sep 29 – Oct 5, 2024. Led by Stewart Traiman and Evan Wilson.

Register here: 2024 Salt Lake City Research Trip Registration

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CGS offers many varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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Event Questions

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.    

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