- Melinda Price
The next meeting of the Genealogy Club is on Monday Sept 4, at 1:00 in the West Rec. The program will be “Finding the Lost Children”, with ideas on how to find people that appear in one census but then disappear in any further searches. These could be your ancestor or his/her siblings.
At the August meeting George McKinney focused on internet resources such as genealogy blogs, webinars, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness website (raogk.com), U.S. Naturalizations records on Family Search, Google tips, USGenweb, etc. The program notes are available on our website www.oakgenclub.org, under “Recent Presentations”, for this program as well as other prior programs.
George’s recent article in American Ancestors magazine on genetics and genealogy is a case study of the use of DNA to find the common ancestor of two individuals whose DNA tests suggest they are related. He generously gave out copies at the meeting to those interested in DNA research.
There is a free ongoing Beginning Genealogy class at Oakmont Gardens run by the SRJC for seniors. It began on August 20 and runs til Dec 17 and is held 1:00-2:30 on Mondays, so does conflict with our club meetings once per month. Call 707-694-6825 to see if you can still join.
The Oakmont Genealogy Club regularly meets in the West Rec Center on the 4th Monday of each month (except July & December) at 1:00 PM. There are no club dues, and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, both newbies and experienced researchers. For information about genealogy or club activities please visit our website at: www.oakgenclub.org. If you have research questions or would like to receive our e-newsletter, please email: email@example.com