21 April 2017

JUNE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017  -  10 A.M.

WHAT'S NEW AT familysearch.com

Speaker:  Ralph Severson, Director of the Oakland FHC Library

We always look forward to having Ralph Severson speak at our meetings.
He never fails to tell us about so much that is new at the Oakland FHC and how to navigate their website and locate new material.

Please join us and let Ralph enthuse about the latest additions to this wonderful website and perhaps a few items you were not aware of.

Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Center Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

Guests are always welcome!
MAY MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 - NOON

This is our annual Luncheon at Pier 29 in Alameda.

If you wish to join us, the cost is $25 per person.
Please contact Joyce Schleicher at  510-530-6200

23 February 2017

 APRIL 2017 MEETING       


This meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday has been changed to our regular Wednesday

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017


FINDING GREAT GRANDPA....OR LOCATING ANCESTORS USING 1890 CENSUS SUBSTITUTES - Speaker:  Madeline Yanov

Since the 1890 Federal Census was almost entirely destroyed by fire any sources that can help you locate your ancestors in the years between 1880 and 1900 can be extremely useful.

Madeline has many suggestions and finding aids for us in this regard.

We are so happy she will be available and look forward to her informative program.

We hope you will join us.

Unfortunately, the original April meeting on Ger,an Research had to be postponed.  We hope to reschedule it later in the year.

Guests are always welcome

Meetings are held at 10 a.m. at the Oakland Family History Center Library.
THE MARCH MEETING WILL BE ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH RATHER THAN THE USUAL WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

GERMAN RESEARCH - Speaker:  Robert Jackson

We are very fortunate to have Robert Jackson speaking on German Research.  He is an exceptional researcher with tremendous knowledge of Germany and I have heard nothing but raves aout his programs.

This first session will cover what you need to know to trace your ancestor as completely as you can in the United States.  Without his/her background here in this country you will face some heavy hurdles researching in Germany.  Mr. Jackson will share his research experience, which in turn will make your research experience so much easier.

Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Library at 10 a.m.

We hope you will join us.
Guests are always welcome.

27 October 2016

DECEMBER MEETING
Wednesday, December 14, 2016  -  10:00 a.m.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE

It is the holiday season once again.  Time to rummage through those recipies
and whip up a batch of your favorite cookies to bring and share with members
and guests.  Don't forget to bring a zip lock bag or other container to take
samples of all the delicious cookies home with you.

We also plan to once again play Table Topics' game "Family Reunion".
It never fails to trigger our memories and we expect to hear some
interesting family stories in the process.

Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA
The Library is in the basement of the building to the far right
as you enter the parking lot.

Guests are always welcome!


NOVEMBER MEETING

Wednesday, November 9, 2016  -  10:a.m.


FORENSIC GENEALOGY
Speaker:  Janice M. Sellers

The term "forensic genealogy" is used by many people, but what does it really mean?
Learn the definition of forensic, how it applies to genealogy, and who is using (and misusing)
the term.

Janice Sellers is a professional genealogist who is passionate about her work.  She loves
researching her own family and everyone else's.  She specializes in Jewish, black, forensic
and newspaper research.  She also edits three genealogy publications and serves on the board
of three genealogy societies.  Her website is:  ancestraldiscoveries.com  You may also want
to follow her blog.

It is always a pleasure to have Janice as our speaker and we are looking forward to this
program.


Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Center Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA
The library is in the basement of the building to the far right as you
enter the parking lot.

Guests are always welcome!

03 September 2016

OCTOBER MEETING
Wednesday, October 12, 2016   10:00 a.m.

OLD OAKLAND CEMETERIES
Speaker:  Dennis Evanosky

Dennis Evanosky is Editor of  "The Alameda Sun" weekly newspaper and history is his passion.
He has written several books on old San Francisco and Mountain Vie Cemetery in Oakland and other aspects of the East Bay.  I have heard that his program is most interesting regarding the old cemeteries and we look forward to having him as our guest speaker.

Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Center Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA
The library is in the basement of the building to the far right as you enter the parking area.

Guests are always welcome!