13 March 2016

JUNE MEETING

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WHAT CAN I LEARN FROM THE RESULTS OF MY DNA TEST?
Speaker:  Christine Green

Christine has many years of genealogical research experience and knowledge of DNA testing.

The program will briefly discuss types of test results.  She will explain "cousin matching" and the reason for testing specific relatives to prove or disprove relationships.


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!
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!