This week at CGS (March 25-31, 2024)

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

Thomas MacEntee’s class on Sat., March 30 is sold out. 

Also happening this last week of March:

Tips & Talk at the Oakland FamilySearch Center, March 26 and March 27. Events may be attended in person or via Zoom. Free. Please preregister.

Head shot of man in dark shirt and tieTues., March 26, 11:00 am: “How-to Series: Simple Photo Enhancements for Novices” with Robert Leitao. We all likely have old photos that have been creased, torn, or damaged in some way and it would be great to restore them to a better condition. This “how-to” session will guide you through some basic ways to improve the appearance of your scanned photos. Aimed at novices, the class focuses on techniques which, while they might not get your photos looking perfect, will get them pretty close. Please bring scanned photos on a memory stick that you can practice with during this class. (If you need help getting them scanned, feel free to come to the Oakland FamilySearch Center earlier in the day, or a few days before so that you can scan your photos on our Center’s digitizing equipment.) Robert Leitao is an Oakland native, whose roots are from the former Portuguese colony of Macau. His seven-year ongoing project has resulted in a tree of over 85,000 names and over 55,000 images. In accumulating this vast trove and being a regular patron at the Oakland FamilySearch Center, he has become the go-to person to help people digitize and improve their photos with the equipment and software available in the Library.

Wed., March 27, 6:30 pm: “German Research Part 3” with Robert Jackson. Robert concludes his three-part series on finding your German ancestors.



The following Special Interest Groups meet this week:

Mon. March 25, 7 PM: Advanced DNA SIG. Mark McLaren leads this group where members can further develop their understanding of DNA techniques, review new developments in DNA testing and tools, and discuss members’ research problems and case studies.

Wed., March 27, 6:30 pm: RootsMagic SIG. Keith Montgomery leads a discussion of helpful hints for users of this popular genealogy platform. Via Zoom.

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

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