25 June 2015

 August, 2015

EBGS Does not hold a meeting in August.

Have a very enjoyable summer and visit us again in September.
JULY MEETING - Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10 a.m.

EASTERN EUROPEAN RESEARCH - Speaker:  Gail Chaid

Upon inheriting a cardboard box that had belonged to her mother, containing records and letters dating back 100 years, Gail Chaid (pronounced Shade") began her quest to uncover the family history.  Making the task more difficult, the letters were written in Cyrillic, native to many Slavic countries and still used today in Russia, Bulgaria and some other Slavic states.

Following all the recommended research techniques, attending classes and seminars, searching websites, etc., attempting to research her Bulgarian family proved most futile.   Records in the United States were not her problem translating Cyrillic and researching records in Bulgaria WAS her problem.  Gail had to change her strategy.

Although her research deals primarily with Bulgaria, Gail's strategy that broke through some brick walls might be useful to anyone researching their Eastern European ancestors.

GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

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


26 April 2015

JUNE MEETING - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10 a.m.
                        
OHIO - GATEWAY TO THE WEST
Speaker, Richard Ferman

Richard Ferman has lectured on many aspects of Ohio research. 
The outline for this program is much too extensive to include in
this short space, but, be assured, you will gain considerable
knowledge of Ohio resources and references that will aid you
tremendously in researching your Ohio (and vicinity) ancestors.

Guests are always welcome.

Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Center
Library Meeting Room, 4766 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA
MAY MEETING:  Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Noon

ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON

Pier 29 Restaurant, 1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA

Guests are welcome

See our May/June newsletter on our website  for more
information.  http://rootsweb.ancestry.com~caebaygs/

02 March 2015

APRIL MEETING:  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10 a.m.

IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION
Speaker:  Janice Sellers

When researching an immigrant ancestor, finding information here in the U.S. is the absolute necessary first step.  This program is designed to help you identify resources and provides tools and strategies to help you make the leap to the old country.

Janice Seller's programs are always full of useful tips and interesting strategies.  We look forward to having her at our podium once again.

Guests are always welcome.

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


MARCH MEETING:  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10 a.m.

CANADIAN RESEARCH
Speaker:  Jeff Airth

We have once again scheduled a program on Canadian Research.  Hopefully, no major problems will interfere with Jeff Airth's schedule this time.

Jeff has much information to offer to guide us through Canadian records.

Hoping those members and guests who have been looking forward to this program will be able to make this meeting.

Guests are always welcome!

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

12 January 2015

FEBRUARY MEETING:  Wednesday,  February 11, 2015 - 10 a.m.

CREATING A FAMILY ALBUM
Speaker:  Our member, Lynne Bajuk

Lynne has been working for many months creating Family Albums of her and her husband's genealogy to share with family members.  She will share them with us and the process of preparing them.  "It's easy and fun"! she says.

Another fine program to begin the New Year.  Please join us for a delightful meeting.

Guests are always welcome!

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