This week at CGS (September 25-October 1)

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

*Special presentation*

picture of Jill Morelli

Saturday, September 30: We are excited to host Seattle-based genealogist Jill Morelli, CG, CGL, in a Zoom presentation! In her talk, “Be A Super Sleuth! Accessing and Using Image Records,” Jill will share her insights about accessing digitized but not-yet indexed records on the FamilySearch website. She will help orient us to the vast collection of imaged documents (more than 5 billion) to be found on FamilySearch and give tips on how to find your ancestors in these records. Jill is a very popular lecturer and teacher.

Special Interest Groups meeting this week:

Monday, September 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 11 AM: “Tips & Talk at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. This week: Denise Plaskett continues her series on things you may not know about the FamilySearch website. Limited to 14 hands-on students; registration via Eventbrite is encouraged. Today’s topics include how to easily find a relative on FamilySearch, different tree views, and an introduction to the TreeFind site.

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 PM – RootsMagic Special Interest Group. Keith Montgomery leads a discussion of helpful hints for users of this popular genealogy platform. Via Zoom.

Almost here!

Two wine glassesSunday, October 8: Grab your tickets for our gala 125th Anniversary Celebration, held at Lake Temescal! A chance to mix and mingle with fellow family-history enthusiasts in a beautiful lakeside setting. (Outdoor seating will be available.) The party features live music, a delicious buffet with California wines, some terrific door prizes, and a raffle! Free commemorative wine glass for each guest.

Click HERE to buy tickets.

Helpful information

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

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