This week at CGS (November 13-19, 2023)

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Wednesday, November 15, 11 AM: “Tips & Talk at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. This week: Everyone’s invited to “Expand Your Family Tree” with OFSC volunteers in the computer lab. They will help you fill in your tree, find vital records and census records as well as other online resources. Feel free to bring your laptop. Attendees can use FamilySearch family tree,, or we can show you how to add to a database program on your computer.

Lisa Gorrell

Wed., November 15, 6 PM: “How to Leave Your Genealogy: Don’t Let it Get Thrown Away!at OFSC. Well known lecturer, CGS member, and OFSC volunteer Lisa Gorrell, CG will give suggestions and provide solutions to assure your research will be preserved. AND you might get an idea for a Christmas present!



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Cari Taplin

Last chance! A recording of Cari Taplin‘s fun and informative workshop on Using Google’s My Maps may be viewed through November 15.




Special Interest Groups for Members:

Friday, November 17, 10:30 AM: Mayflower Descendants SIG. Led by Robert Trapp. Focus on Mayflower ancestry and how to join The Society of California Mayflower Descendants. Discussion of ongoing research.

Saturday, November 18, 10 AM: San Francisco SIG. Sandra Huber leads this group for those interested in finding San Francisco ancestors, with discussion of where to look for records both pre and post the 1906 earthquake.

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

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