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Castro Valley Library Genealogy Study Group

Meetings in April, 2017, will be held on April 6th and 20th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

See the Class Notes of March 16, 2017. We covered topics including Findagrave, Ancestry, MyHeritage, Free Webinars and FamilySearch's "Scrambled Tree Game" app. It was all free.

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If you are looking for help with your family history research or just the companionship of others with the genealogy bug, please come join us! It's FREE! Check our Class Notes for handouts from some past meetings. Pat from the class, suggested a web site for occupation abbreviations. This and more were added to our Class Notes page

Each meeting will feature a presentation by our experienced docents or a guest speaker. There will also be plenty of time for research and Q &A using the laptops we provide. Library laptops have recently been upgraded to Windows 10.

  • Beginning or experienced genealogists welcome.
  • Use a library laptop or bring your own.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday monthly from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. (except when the schedule changes are requred by holidays and other events).

When visiting the library, please visit http://guides.aclibrary.org/genealogy/ and utilize these web sites for free.

Commercial research sites:

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • HeritageQuest
  • MyHeritage
  • World Vital Records

Free sites:

  • Cyndi's List
  • California Death Records
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Rootsweb
  • WorldGenWeb Project
  • Learn about differences between the personal and library editions of Ancestry.com

Contact: Castro Valley Library (510) 667-7900. Registration is suggested.

Location: CASTRO VALLEY BRANCH
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546


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