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Migration to the Gold Rush

California Genealogical Society & Library

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)

Migration to the Gold Rush

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CGS Member Feb 25, 2017 Free $0.00
Non-member Feb 25, 2017 $30.00 $0.00
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Migration to the Gold Rush

The discovery of gold was a milestone in the history of the California but also influenced migration and movement across the whole country. Learn about the variety of methods used to get to the gold country and what might have influenced your ancestors' progress, pathways and final destination.  

Melinda Kashuba holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She is a popular lecturer and author of Walking with Your Ancestors: a Genealogist’s Guide to Using Maps and Geography (Family Tree Books, 2005) plus numerous articles in genealogical magazines and other publications.  She is an adjunct instructor in Geography at Shasta College and is the 2016 recipient of the Gerald C. Hayward Award for Excellence in Community College Teaching given by the California Community College Foundation.  Her genealogical specialties include nineteenth and twentieth century American research and maps.  




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

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)

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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

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