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California Genealogical Society & Library

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Not sure how to get started with your family research? Join us for a FREE Introduction to Genealogy class the FIRST SATURDAY of every month from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Our instructors will teach you the basics of how to get started researching your ancestors. 

Stay after the class and use our in-house computers with access to subscription websites like,,, and more. Explore our resources and tour of our extensive genealogy library with more than 38,000 volumes of hard to find materials that can further your family research.

And don't think you have to be a beginner to benefit from the class! We are happy to tailor each session to the experience and needs of the participants so everyone comes away with new knowledge.

We are located in the historic Breuner Building at 22nd Street & Broadway, one block north of the Paramount Theater, in Uptown Oakland. We are just three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station. Parking is free on Saturday in the lot behind our building. A parking permit is included with your registration confirmation.


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California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Entrance on 22nd Street
Oakland, CA 94612


California Genealogical Society & 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

Courtesy Request

In order to maintain a welcoming and healthy environment, please refrain from using scented products at CGS events or in the library.

Photography Notice

California Genealogical Society (CGS) may take photographs, audio recordings, and video footage in our library, classrooms or events for historical records or publicity purposes.  If you do not want to be photographed or filmed, it is the individual’s responsibility to 'opt out' by notifying the event leader or photographer at the event.

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