02 January 2016

FEBRUARY MEETING

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10 a.m.

RESEARCHING MORTUARY IRECORDS
Speaker:  Sheila Wells

We all know how important mortuary records can be and the volume of information they can contain.

Harris Funeral Home has been in business in Berkeley for over sixty years and has, therefore, volumes of family data stored in those records.  They are not only in the mortuary business, but they make a point of keeping "genealogical" records on the families they have served over the years.  Wouldn't it be terrific if more mortuaries felt inclined to do the same?

You will be surprised to meet someone from a mortuary that is as interested in family genealogy as we are.  Sheila will explain how the staff at Harris Funeral Home traces the families n their files and tell us about the data bases they are creating.

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

Guests are always welcome!  We would love to have you visit us!
JANUARY MEETING

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10 a.m.

RESEARCHING TAX RECORDS 
Speakers:  Karla Henderlong and Madeline Yanov

The taxman found your ancestor - can you?  Tax records contain a surprising amount of information, they can help you find missing ancestors and fill in gaps in ancestor's lives.

We are fortunate to have two very experienced and professional researchers on this subject.  Karla and Madeline have over 30 years combined genealogical research experience as well as several years of legal research experience.

The program will cover poll tax, land tax, and personal property tax records and provide answers to the following:  Why tax records are important;  The benefits of tax records and what you can find in them;  Where to find tax records;  and, Tips for researching tax records.

This will be a great program to get you started on your genealogical research this New Year.

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

Guests are always welcome, we would love to have you visit us!

06 November 2015

DECEMBER MEETING

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 -  10 a.m.

ANNUAL COOKIE SHARE TIME

Hard to believe that the Christmas Holidays are almost here once again.  So, folks, it is time to once again pleasantly surprise and delight us with your favorite cookie recipe to share with our members and the staff of the Family History Center.

We also hope you will share your genealogical problems, experiences, research brick walls or successes; or maybe an interesting story of your family members or ancestors.

We look forward to one of our favorite meetings of the year.  Be sure to bring a container to take home samples of your selected goodies.

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

Meetings are open to everyone, we enjoy having guests visit us - so please do!
NOVEMBER MEETING

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10 a.m.

ROOKIE MISTAKES - Speaker:  Susan Shoemaker

We're all familiar with them...help is on the way!  Susan's presentation is designed with the idea of keeping you focused and on the right track.

Susan is a member of Contra Costa County Genealogical Society and has many years experience in genealogical research.  We are pleased that she has accepted our invitation to share what she has learned through the years.

She will also share her Super Filing System, which many of you may find extremely helpful.

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

03 September 2015

OCTOBER MEETING - October 14, 2015 - 10 a.m.

OHIO - GATEWAY TO THE WEST
Speaker:  Richard Ferman

Ohio was truly the Gateway to the West during the expansion of our country.  Richard Ferman has lectured on many aspects of Ohio research.  He will share his knowledge of Ohio resources and references which I am sure you will find quite useful as you research your ancestors from Ohio and vicinity.

We have had to reschedule this program a few times - hopefully we can finally satisfy our members and others who have been patiently looking forward to Ohio information.

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

Guests are always welcome!
SEPTEMBER MEETING - Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10 a.m.

29 YEARS LOOKING FOR THE ANSWER
Speaker - Jeremy Frankel

Jeremy Frankel is a professional genealogist and has been researching his family for over 30 years.
He is president of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society and a trustee for the Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks in the West...which owns and maintains seven Gold Rush Era cemeteries in the Sierra foothills.  He and his partner own Frankel  Fisch, Family Historians and in addition to traditional projects, they have worked on four TV programs.

Thirty years ago, Jeremy's grandfather looked up from the dinner table and asked him if he knew that his older brothers had been previously married..the grandfather's brother, not Jeremy's.  This nonchalant question set Jeremy on a trail that took nearly thirty years to solve across two continents and led to an amazing "reunion" in April of this year.






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

Guests are always welcome!


















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25 June 2015

 August, 2015

EBGS Does not hold a meeting in August.

Have a very enjoyable summer and visit us again in September.