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A blog about the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California. Connecting people to their diverse family heritage.
Help Wanted! Digitizing Our Unique Records
2023-06-10 00:21
Volunteers needed! Our tireless Digital Archiving Committee has begun digitization of our entire Vertical Files, a monumental task. We work assembly-line style, scanning, labeling, and inde… Read More
June Events At CGS!
2023-05-29 17:37
For more information or to register, click the hyperlinks for any event. All times are Pacific Daylight Time. June is busting out! – with special events, our regular group meetings, a… Read More
2023-05-29 17:12
The listing for June events should have noted the following presentation is available to view through June 13: Stewart Blandon Traiman’s Excel for Genealogy, a demonstration of how to… Read More
2023-04-28 22:41
We are enjoying a good response to the weekly Wednesday “Tips & Talk” series at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. In weeks to come, you will hear from some of the volunteers w… Read More
This Week At CGS
2023-04-24 05:17
Monday, April 24: DNA Skills Special Interest Group, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Led by Mark McLaren. See details at the SIG page. Wednesday, April 26: Our weekly “Tips and Talk”! 11 a.m. an… Read More
BU Offers Discount For CGS Members
2023-04-14 16:33
Boston University offers two unique courses that combine the convenience of online learning with expert instruction from noted BU Instructors, Certified Genealogists, and practicing profe… Read More
The Coming Week At CGS
2023-04-09 01:57
A quick rundown of events scheduled for the coming week. Recordings still available: Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal by Pam Vestal (Available until Tuesda… Read More
April Events And News!
2023-03-28 18:42
Welcome back to the library! Beginning April 3, CGS is returning to most of its pre-pandemic policies and procedures. Eventbrite reservations will no longer be needed to visit the library d… Read More
Welcome Back To The Library!
2023-03-24 16:54
The California Genealogical Society Library reopened in the summer of 2021 with numerous COVID-related protocols in place. Given the end of the COVID emergency period and related restrict… Read More
Wednesday “Tips & Talk”
2023-03-03 22:14
We had a rewarding first “Tips & Talk” gathering this week at the Oakland FamilySearch Library! Our Events link is now active, so you can check out upcoming topics and let u… Read More
March Events At CGS
2023-02-27 02:14
Things are hopping at CGS in March! We know that many of you are attending RootsTech this coming week, whether virtually or in person. Take a minute after that to catch your breath, because… Read More
Swedish Research Group
2023-02-06 11:14
Do you know how to start researching your Swedish ancestors? What about accessing Swedish archives? Have you hit a brick wall with your research? Would you like to help others with their Sw… Read More
Reviving The SF-SIG!
2023-01-24 21:23
Old City Hall and Hall of Records, San Francisco. Courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library. The California Genealogical Society is interested in reconstituting the San Francisco S… Read More
CGS Committees – Facilities
2023-01-22 20:14
Roger Prince, Chair of the Facilities Committee One in a series of blog posts describing the work of CGS volunteer committees. In the past this was one of the easiest committee chair positio… Read More
CGS Committees: Volunteers
2023-01-12 21:14
One in a series of blog posts about CGS committees and their work *This committee is seeking new volunteers. Contact: Chris Pattillo. Longtime Volunteer Committee chair Kathleen Beitiks (in… Read More
Annual Membership Meeting, Sat., Jan. 14
2023-01-01 20:19
CGS will celebrate our 125th anniversary in 2023 It’s a new year, and almost time for our Annual CGS Membership Meeting! We hope many of you will join us, whether in person or via Zoom… Read More
2022 Annual Appeal
2022-12-27 00:07
To all our friends and members, we give our sincere thanks for your support. We’ve come through the difficult COVID epidemic, reopened the CGS library to visitors, and have begun to… Read More
Solstice, Family, And Tradition
2022-12-22 05:51
Viggo Johansen, Denmark, 1891 Today, December 21, marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night and the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. From the beginning of human histor… Read More
Photos From The Volunteer Holiday Potluck
2022-12-05 22:20
CGS past president Linda Okazaki hosted a holiday gathering for the society’s many volunteers this past weekend. Beautiful setting, great company, and, oh, the food! Thank you, Linda!… Read More
CGS Committees – Outreach Committee
2022-12-04 17:34
Recent Outreach Committee event – the History Fair at the Camron-Stanford House in Oakland, Fall 2022 The CGS Outreach Committee seeks to share the knowledge and skills of the CGS boar… Read More
CGS Board Nominations Announced
2022-12-04 17:30
The 2022 Nominating Committee – Joanna Shear, Kathleen Beitiks, and Linda Okazaki – has proposed one new board nominee, Keith Montgomery, for the term 2023-2025. The candidate wa… Read More
Library New Additions
2022-12-02 19:36
Two racks were given to CGS after the NGS conference that we are using to display new additions to the library In the past someone from the library committee would provide the publications c… Read More
December Events (and More)
2022-11-23 17:12
December is one of our quieter months, but the library is still open and multiple groups will hold their regular meetings. And you can still see some of our most popular presentations in re… Read More
CGS Committees: Education And Events
2022-11-21 05:25
One in a series of blog posts about CGS committees and their work *This committee currently has openings for volunteers The Education and Events Committee is unusual in that it is really a… Read More
Protect Yourself Against Email Fraud
2022-11-17 18:36
John Ralls is our webmaster and chair of the Technology and Website Committee There’s a particularly bad form of email fraud going around this fall that poses two serious risks: More w… Read More
CGS Committees: Desk Duty Committee
2022-11-12 03:07
Written by: Maureen Hanlon, Chair One in a series of blog posts about CGS committees and their work Serving as the public face of the CGS Library, members of the Desk Duty Committee welcome… Read More
Return Of The San Francisco SIG!
2022-11-11 00:57
We are delighted to announced that the San Francisco Special Interest Group is resuming its meetings after a long COVID hiatus. The next meeting is Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to no… Read More
November Events At CGS!
2022-11-04 14:32
Happy November! We have a lot to be thankful for this month at CGS. As well as our regular monthly meetings and study groups, we have two special presentations coming up in November: Tuesda… Read More
Visit The Library! (virtually)
2022-10-28 01:26
Check out this fun video featuring Chris Pattillo as she leads us through the library and discusses our many holdings. We hope you can come visit us in person, too!The post Visit the librar… Read More
October Events At CGS
2022-09-27 04:50
We have a number of special events coming this month, along with our regular meetings and monthly study groups. Our featured presentations include using social media in genealogy; finding t… Read More
Book Repair Volunteers Wanted
2022-09-22 00:53
Past participants in one of our book repair workshops. Come join our volunteers! Interested in learning the art of book repair and donating your time and talent to CGS? If so, consider join… Read More
September Events At CGS
2022-08-29 00:16
We have a special presentation by archivist Nancy E. Loe this month in addition to our monthly “Intro to Genealogy” class and other regular meetings. Click the links to register… Read More
Maps Galore! On August 6
2022-07-23 19:24
A special Zoom presentation is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, when Annette Burke Little will talk about “Maps Galore: Finding and Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress.&rd&helli…Read More
In Memoriam: John Moore (1931-2020)
2022-07-18 13:59
CGS members and distant cousins Shirley Thomson and John Moore John Moore, a past CGS Board member, died on March 14, 2020, at the age of 88. His wife, Barbara, died March 20, 2022. Both wer… Read More
August Events At CGS
2022-07-16 03:19
Our August offerings include two special presentations, plus our regular monthly meetings. * Saturday, August 6: Maps Galore: Finding and Using Online Maps from the Library of Congress.&nbs&helli…Read More
Jane Lindsey Honored
2022-07-14 03:23
by Chris Pattillo On June 6th Jane Knowles Lindsey hosted a thank-you luncheon for the CGS members who volunteered during the recent NGS Conference in Sacramento. Over 100 of our members wo… Read More
July Events At CGS
2022-07-01 03:30
Happy July! We hope many of you are anticipating celebrations, vacations or holiday time with family. Don’t forget to set aside some time for genealogy, too! Here are this month&rsquo&helli…Read More
Highlights Of The NGS Conference
2022-06-12 03:10
The National Genealogical Society’s 2022 Conference, “Our American Mosaic,” was held in Sacramento May 24-27. CGS served as the local host society. Kudos to NGS and to CGS… Read More
June Events At CGS
2022-05-29 14:29
“June is bustin’ out all over” – with classes and discussion groups on many specialized topics. Here’s what’s coming this month: Saturday, June 4: 1st Sa… Read More
In Memoriam: Russ Worthington
2022-05-16 02:39
Russ Worthington The genealogy community was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Russ Worthington on May 11. An affable, generous man known to many as “Cousin Russ” fro… Read More
May Events At CGS
2022-05-03 00:04
We have a variety of live and recorded events in May. Don’t forget the free California Research Series: the final presentation is Tuesday, May 4. Videos of the classes in this series w… Read More
2022 Genie Awards!
2022-04-13 02:52
Last Saturday the CGS Board held its monthly meeting online (as we have done since the pandemic began). Besides discussing business, we took time to honor this year’s recipients of th… Read More
April Events At CGS!
2022-03-29 15:17
April happenings at the California Genealogical Society include a look at Irish names and a special presentation by Frances Kaplan of the California Historical Society, along with our month… Read More
Getting Oriented: The 1950 Census
2022-03-23 23:25
An update to yesterday’s blog post about working on the 1950 U.S. census: CGS board member Evan Wilson will host two informal Zoom sessions–one before April 1 and one after&ndas&helli…Read More
Sign Up To Help With The 1950 Census!
2022-03-22 23:36
by Evan Wilson The California Genealogical Society has joined forces with genealogy societies and organizations around the country as part of the 1950 US Census Community Project, and you a… Read More

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