Live Events

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31 January

6 – 7:30 PM PST
Online and Recording

Organize Your Family History Research

Start the New Year off right, by learning strategies to keeping your family history research organized. Speaker: Linda Harms Okazaki
Live online via Zoom or view recording through April 2

24 February

10:30 – 1:15 PST
In Person at Oakland LDS

Daniel Horowitz: Exploring DNA & the MyHeritage Website (free & in-person)

Daniel Horowitz will share his knowledge of DNA & MyHeritage in two free sessions
In Person at Oakland Church of Latter Day Saints

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25 February

10 – 11:30 AM PST
Online and Recording

Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist

An introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard. Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle
Live online via Zoom or view recording through March 25

11 March

1 – 2:30 PM PDT
Online and Recording

Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal

Learn to track your ancestors across place and time. Presented by Pam Vestal
Live online via Zoom or view recording through April 11

16 March

6 -7:30 PM PDT
Online and Recording

San Francisco Irish in the late 1800’s: The Story of My Great-Grandparents

Maureen Hanlon will share her family research as they immigrated from Ireland to San Francisco
Live online via Zoom or view recording through April 16

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 – 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


CGS Special Interest Groups

CGS offers many varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Wed – Fri
10 AM – 2 PM PT
Third Sat
10 AM – 4 PM PT
At CGS Library

CGS Library Visit Registration 2023

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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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