This month at CGS: February 2024

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To register or for more information, click the link for any event. All times are Pacific Time.

head shot lisa gorrellSat., Feb. 24, 11 AM: Our featured presentation this month is an online class by Lisa Gorrell, CG: “How to Leave Your Genealogy: Don’t Let It Get Thrown Away!”  Lisa has put a lot of thought and energy into preserving her more than 30 years’ worth of genealogy research for future generations. In this class, she will discuss organization and other tips to maintain your research and make it easy for your heirs to deal with.


Our free “Tips & Talk” series at the Oakland FamilySearch Center is now available both in person and via Zoom! Please pre-register. We have a great lineup of speakers this month; please visit this link for more details about each talk.

Wed., Feb. 7, 11:00 am: “Beginning French Canadian Research” with Jane Lindsey.

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm: “Finding People of Color in Census Records and Antebellum Records” with Craig Manson.

Tuesday, February 13, 11:00 am: “How-to Series: Ancestry Card Catalog and RecordSeek” with Annie Dearden.

Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 am: “Introduction to A-Files and C-Files” with Linda Okazaki. NOTE: This presentation is in-person only and will not be recorded.

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 pm: “Hidden Ancestors in the Shadow of One Drop and Jim Crow” with Lavinia Schwarz.

Wednesday, February 21, 11:00 am: “Using Mexican Records on FamilySearch and” with Robert and Portia NeVille.

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 pm: “Improbable Family Ties: Connections Recovered from Antebellum Nelson and Fluvanna Counties of Virginia, 1815-1862” with Pat Jenkins and Marty Jessup.

Tuesday, February 27, 11:00 am: “How to Series: The FamilyHistory Guide (” with Janet and Cliff Ross.

The following Special Interest Groups meet this month:

  • Sat., Feb. 17,10 am: San Francisco SIG
  • Sat., Feb. 17, 1 pm: Family Tree Maker SIG
  • Sat., Feb. 24, 10 am: Eastern European SIG
  • Mon., Feb. 26, 7 pm: DNA Skills SIG
  • Wed., Feb. 28, 6:30 pm: Roots Magic SIG

Library hours: Thursday and Friday 10 AM-2 PM and Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

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