23 February 2017

THE APRIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH RATHER THAN THE USUAL WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

MORE GERMAN RESEARCH with speaker Robert Jackson

Aha, this month we get to travel 'acorss the pond' as they say.

We are pleased to welcome Robert Jackson once again.  He will share his vast knowledge of German Research in Germany.  Where to search for your particular ancestor;  Where to write for further information or vital records;  Websites that may be of particular help to you, and so much more that you need to know to achieve success in this particular area.

We hope you will join us.

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!
SEPTEMBER MEETING
Wednesday, September 13, 2016  10:00 a.m.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED WHILE WRITING A FAMILY HISTORY
Speaker:  Member, Carolyn Storm

Interesting facts came to light while digging into my grandparent's history.  My great grandfather may not have been my great grandfather after all!  Oops! 

Plus I will share a simple way to put your ancestor's story into a short biography.

AND, WE ARE HAVING A SILENT AUCTION

Members are urged to donate their unwanted genealogical/history books, etc. they no longer need or want.  Bids will begin at 25 cents and increase in 25 cent increments.  We will only have quarters and ones for change....Be Prepared. 

This would be a good meeting to attend if you are new to genealogy or for our members to bring a friend.  All are welcome!

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

17 June 2016

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

PLEASE CHECK OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING POST FOR OUR NEXT MEETING.