This week at CGS (August 14-20)

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Hello, everybody! Hope your August is going swimmingly. Here’s what’s happening at CGS this week.

Monday, August 14, 1-5 PM. Digital Archiving Committee. Volunteers needed to help digitize CGS’s unique collections so they can be made available online. Snacks and fun included! To join us, email Ron Madson: [email protected]

Wednesday, August 16, 11 AM.Tips & Talk” at the Oakland FamilySearch Center.
This week: CGS board member Evan Wilson offers a look at “Fold3 Military Records.” If you want to find a record of your American or British ancestor’s military service, Fold3 is the first place you should go. Owned by Ancestry, Fold3 is a vast online collection of military records and other historical documents and photographs. The site is much more than a fancy search box, however: it allows you filter by conflict, country, and military branch, and to browse records by military unit and place. These features allow you to deepen your historical understanding and learn what you don’t yet know you don’t know. Join us for this overview of Fold3 and demonstration of how it can deepen your research or help you break through that brick wall.

Special Interest Groups for Members

Friday, August 18, 10:30 AM: Mayflower SIG.

Saturday, August 19, 10 AM: San Francisco SIG.

Saturday, August 19, 1 PM: Family Tree Maker SIG. Today’s meeting includes a Family Book Creator workshop. See details at


Library hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See website for details.

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