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CGS in partnership with Oakland Family History Center

Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)

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CGS Member Mar 5, 2017 Free $0.00
Non-member Mar 5, 2017 $30.00 $0.00
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March 5, 2017


This class was envisioned as a preparation for a trip to the California Genealogicial Society's Family History Library in Salt Lake City, but it will be helpful to anyone who wants to get the most research bang out of the website. The presentation consists of lecture slides and live demonstrations on Participants will practice using the computers at the FamilySearch Library computer classroom.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • A quick tour of FamilySearch website
  • How to use the Image Only records
  • How to use the Wiki to learn about the record sets that are being searched
  • How to use the Catalog to prepare for a trip to the Family History Library
  • How to order microfilms and them sent to your local Family History Center for viewing

Lisa Gorrell, currently serving as the Recording Secretary at CGS, has been a genealogist for more than twenty years. As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she conducts research for others, lectures to local organizations, and has extensive German expertise. She has researched at the Family History Library many times.   




Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 

CGS members enjoy free admission.

Non-member admission fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a new one year CGS membership the day of the class.

Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.



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 *Seminar fee is non-refundable.

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Oakland Family Search Library

4766 Lincoln Ave, CA 94602

Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)

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