18 February 2009

MAY MEETING - Wednesday, 13, 2009

30th Anniversary Luncheon at Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant, 1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA. Arrive at Noon. Cost is $22 per person. Guests are welcome.

Chose one: Terriyaki Chicken___Shrinp Louie___Cesar Salad w/chicken___

Salads served with a cup of clam chowder. Terriyaki chicken served with choice of clam chowder or tossed green salad w/zesty Italian dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables. Meals include roll and butter, coffee or tea, and ice cream or sherbet for dessert. Tax and tip are included.

Mail your check and menu choice and number of persons to:
EBGS c/o Joyce Schleicker, 4345 Detroit Ave, Oakland, CA 94614.

17 February 2009

APRIL MEETING - Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - Research Trip


This should be fun! Cost per person: $27.60 round trip/based on 10-ride tickets. Train departs Jack London Square, Oakland at 7:45 a.m. (Berkeley Station 7:55 a.m.) and arrives in Sacramento 9:45 a.m. We can return on the 4:40 p.m. train. Library hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

It is necessary to sign up ahead of time. Please call Sally Stevens at 510-524-2904 or Carolyn Storm at 510-522-7469.

Bring a bag lunch and something to drink. You will be required to leave your belongings in a locker in the entrance of the library. The State Archives are a block away for anyone interested in researching that facility. See our website and recent newsletter for more information on resources available at both the State Library and Archives.

MARCH MEETING - Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10 a.m. - Oakland Family History Center Library


If you are researching your famiy tree but haven't shared it with your family in a way that sparks their interest, then you are only experiencing half of the joy of genealogy! If your descendants don't grasp the importance of their heritage, your hard work may tragically find its way to the city dump when you are gone. Don't just collect your family history and store it away in binders and files. Learn how creative displays and crafts can capture the imagination of your non-historian friends and relatives, while honoring your ancestors. These projects are guaranteed to inspire your family to ask you to tell them more about the family tree!

Lisa Louise Cooke is a member and on the board of San Ramon Genealogical Society. She is the producer of two international Internet "radio shows": THE GENEALOGY GEMS PODCAST and FAMILY HISTORY GENEALOGY MADE EASY, and is the author of 'GENEALOGY GEMS: ULTIMATE RESEARCH STRATEGIES'. She also writes articles, produces videos, and hosts the monthly FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE PODCAST, and is the host of FAMILY HISTORY EXPOS TV. She is an experienced genealogical speaker and recently presented at the 2008 Federaion of Genealogical Societies conference.

This promises to be a very exciting meeting. Handouts to help you create your own crafts will be available.

05 February 2009

Family Traits - 11 February, 2009

Family Traits. What are some of the "traits" in your family tree? It's possible you have some but have never really given it much thought. What particular talents, skills or gifts did some of your ancestors possess? Come and share your insites with us at the Family History Library, 10am.

Oakland Library History Room - 14 January, 2009

Steve Lavoie, librarian in the Oakland Library History Room will be our speaker. Steve wa previously a librarian and an editor for the Oakland Tribune. He will bring us up to date on new acqisitions at the Oakland Library that ar of interest to genealogists. This will be held at our normal meeting place and time (FHL 10am) on the 2nd Wednesday.