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Intermediate Records Series - Land, Church, Court and Immigration for Genealogy

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Intermediate Records Series - Land, Church, Court and Immigration for Genealogy 

 

Offered by California Genealogical Society at the Oakland Family History Center 

Five Wednesday nights May, 2, 9,16, 23, 30, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  each Wednesday

 

Are You Ready for the Next Level?

  • Do you want to take your genealogy research beyond vital records and census records?
  • Do you want to understand probate, church, immigration, and land records that appear on sites like Ancestry and FamilySearch?
  • Are you stuck and feel you need to perhaps find records in local repositories?

 

This intermediate class will focus on four specific record groups and demonstrate how to find these record types both on and off line.

  • Court Records: Probate, Guardianship, Wills, Other
  • Church Records: Sacramental, Membership, Business
  • Emigration, Immigration, & Naturalization
  • Land & Property Records: Federal, State, & Local land records, & Tax Records
  • Off-line Research: Using Online Sources to Find Off-line Records

 

The course will consist of both lecture and group hands-on activities. There will be immediate practice using these newly taught skills. There will also be optional homework so practice can continue at home.

 

Prerequisite: either “Building Skills for Successful Research” or ability to build families using vital, census, and other records found in own homes; an understanding of citing sources; and creating research plans.

 

Helpful: Should have a Laptop computer with a commercial genealogy software package.  There are free starter genealogy software packages from several vendors.

Lisa Gorrell has been seriously researching her family for more than twenty years.  It was the birth of her daughters that began the journey connecting the past and the future generations.  One trip to Sutro Library to use microfilm of the 1920 census and finding her grandfather’s family got her hooked Besides U.S. Southern and Mid-western states, she researches German, Irish, English, and Swedish families.mShe is a former board member of the California Genealogical Society, a board member with the Contra Costa Historical Society and a past-president of the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society.

She loves learning and has attended several genealogy institutes in Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, and Birmingham. She has also been tour leader with the California Genealogy Society’s research trip to Salt Lake City. She enjoys giving genealogy presentations and writing about her family on two blogs: “Mam-ma’s Southern Family” http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/ and “My Trails into the Past” http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/. She has also written a three-generation family history about her husband’s Swedish ancestors.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

This course will be conducted at the

Oakland Family History Center

4766 Lincoln Avenue

Oakland, California 94025

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

CGS members fee: $80.00*. Non-member fee: $100.00*.

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

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*Course fee is non-refundable.

Have questions about Intermediate Records Series - Land, Church, Court and Immigration for Genealogy? Contact California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

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Oakland Family History Center
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California 94025

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 8:30 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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