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Historical Newspapers

California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Historical Newspapers

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Historic Newspapers

June 15, 2019

Maureen Hanlon


Come to The Oakland Family History Center to do your research, and plan to stay for a presentation on researeching using Historic Newspapers. For beginners, this class will describe why and how to find fascinating details about your ancestors' lives. Historical newspapers are particularly helpful with filling the gaps for the last decade of the 1800's. They may be the only source of an elusive maiden name. Learn about the growing number of online archives and get tips on saving images and citing them for your records. 

Maureen Hanlon has been doing genealogy research since 2001, joining CGS in 2008.  She focuses on Irish research and attended the Ulster Historical Foundation Family History Conference in Belfast in 2015. Maureen administrates the CGS  Irish Ancestor network page on Facebook.  She is a former Board member. 




This course will be held at the Oakland Family History Center.

Pre-registration is required. 

CGS members and non-members enjoy free admission.

Register early to confirm your seat as class size is limited.



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The Oakland Family History Center
4766 Lincoln Ave, Oakland
Oakland, CA 94602

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

   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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The goal of the California Genealogical Society is to connect people to their family heritage and to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusivity for our members and patrons. The California Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination in any form. 


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