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Black Family History Day - February 2014

The African American Genealogical Society 
of Northern California (AAGSNC)

and the Oakland Family Search Library Present

BLACK FAMILY HISTORY DAY 2014

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Celebrate Black History Month by creating a family tree of your own!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Oakalnd Family Search Library 
4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602

 

New Obituaries Database Launched by AAGSNC

Obituary of James Abernathy
New Obituaries Database Launched

The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) announced on September 21, 2013 The Obituary Project. It is an online searchable database of Obituaries and Funeral Programs. The database is a donated collection from members and friends. These records include deceased from Arkansas, California, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas.

This database is currently available to research on our web site within “Members Only” in the Compiled Databases section.

We welcome contributions to this database. To submit your contribution for this collection contact the Chair of the Web Site Committee.

   

Ongoing - African American Research Genealogy Workshop

380119_299988056703095_175184449183457_769916_1405464635_nAfrican American Research (Genealogy) Workshop

Description:  Encountering challenges overcoming those brick walls while conducting your family's African American genealogical research? Unsure of which research strategies and techniques can assist you in locating your ancestors? Are you unable to conduct your research beyond the magical year of 1870, (the first year African Americans  were comprehensively enumerated in the U.S. Census)?  If you said yes to any of these questions, then the African American Research Workshop (AARW) may be the remedy to your genealogical challenges!

The workshop is scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month. Instruction takes place during convenient evening hours; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Individual assistance is provided from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Fee: FREE - No Charge (all are welcome)

Materials:

  • 3-ring binder (continuing students, binders should contain all previously distributed hand-outs)
  • NO. 2 pencil(s)  - (As a courtesy ink pens are not permitted in the classroom)
  • USB flash drive

How to register: N/A. Pre-registration not required.

Date and Time: Ongoing, fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  2013 Classes:  January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, September 25, October 23

Location: Oakland Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602, (510) 531-3905

Website: AAGSNC Website and Oakland Family Search Library Website

   

Ongoing - CGS - First Saturdays Free

California Genealogical Society - First Saturdays Free - Research and "Genealogy for Beginners" Classes

Description: "Genealogy for Beginners" is part of the "First Saturdays Free" policy that allows open access to the library and resources to non-members and the general public on the first Saturday of every month. The library is a benefit of membership and is available to non-members for a $5.00 day fee during the rest of the month.

How to register for this event: Please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dates: Ongoing, First Saturday of the month

Location: 2201 Broadway at 22nd, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Website: http://www.californiaancestors.org

   

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