17 June 2016

EAST BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY DOES NOT HOLD A MEETING IN AUGUST.

PLEASE CHECK OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING POST FOR OUR NEXT MEETING.
JULY MEETING
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I HAVE TESTED MY DNA - WHAT CAN I LEARN FROM THE RESULTS
Speaker:  Christine Green

What do those results from your DNA test tell you and how to understand all that unfamiliar terminology.

Christine will explain to us how to decipher the results and what they mean to us and how they can help us understand our ancestors.

East Bay Genealogical Society meets every second Wednesday of each month, except August.
Meetings are held at the Oakland Family History Center Library at 10 a.m. 

The FHC is located at 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA

Guests are always welcome!  Join us if you like.

13 March 2016

JUNE MEETING

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

GENEALOGY OF RENEE KAUFMAN
Speaker:  Steve Morse

The genealogy of Renee Kaufman is a fascinating tale of how to construct a genealogy when you have very little information to begin with.  You will likely get some hints and ideas from Steve's program that will encourage you to carry on n spite of the brick wall you think you are facing in your family research.

EBGS meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with the exception of August, at the Oakland
Family History Center Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA.

Meetings begin at 10 a.m.  Guests are always welcome, so, please join us!
MAY MEETING

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at NOON

ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY LUNCH EON

Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant
1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA

See our website for menu, cost and further information
http"//rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caebaygs/

APRIL MEETING

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

FAMILYSEARCH.ORG
Speaker:  Ralph Seversen

It's time once again for an update on what is new and how to navigate our way through FamilySearch.org's vast archives...and nobody does it better than Ralph Seversen.

We know this website can provide valuable clues and information that will answer questions and lead us to further understand and know our ancestors - but sometimes finding those clues or that specific information can be difficult.

We are hoping this presentation will help you better find your way through the website and discover some valuable information relating to the ancestors in your family tree.

EBGS meets every second Wednesday of each month (with the exception of August) at the Oakland Family History Center Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland.

Meetings begin at 10 a.m.  Guests are always welcome - so, won't you join us!
MARCH MEETING

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WHEN SEARCH ENGINES DON'T WORK
Finding Online Sources That Are Not Digitally Indexed
Speaker:  Marge Bell

The records of the Family History Library in Salk Lake City are being digitized at an amazing rate.
This includes the millions of microfilms and microfiche previously available only in the SLC library or by mail order through your local FHC.  It also includes the thousands upon thousands of periodicals indexed in PERSI.

This presentation by lecture and demonstration will explain how to find and use these online records which cannot be found by doing a search for an individual at a subscription website.

It is delightful to have Marge Bell once again available to present this new class/program.  Ralph Seversen from the Oakland FHC was extremely impressed with Marge's program and I am sure you will be also.

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!