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.
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!