Not sure how to get started? Join us for a FREE Intro to Genealogy class the FIRST SATURDAY of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. You will learn the basics and are welcome to arriver early and use our in-house computers with access to subscription sites like Ancestry.com and NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Explore our resources and take a tour of our extensive library holdings.
And don't think you have to be a beginner to benefit from the class! Our instructors do a great job of tailoring each session to the experience and needs of the participants so everyone comes away with new knowledge.
Parking is free on Saturdays in the parking lot behind the library.
Connecting people to their diverse family heritage
Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.
Phone: (510) 663-1358
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