Sunday, May 1, 2016

Oakland Family History Center Research Trip

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County

Trip to Oakland Family History Center

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

 The Oakland (California) Regional Family History Center is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with over 9,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 37,000 reels of microfilm and 9,000 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.   

If you would like to register, please contact Cleda Lane at 209-577-2289.

There is no cost for entrance into the Family History Center.

Please stay posted for more details on the price for transportation to and from the Library, which will be included as per your trip registration with The Stanislaus County Genealogical Society.

The Oakland, California Family History Center's website is

 Unique Resources:
The Oakland California Family History Center has several resources of local interest. These resources include the following:   

* Alameda County Obituary Card File 1985-2002 -  An alphabetical card file containing more than 35,000 obituaries clipped from Alameda County newspapers (95 % from the "Alameda Times Star")

*California Mission Records - Microfilmed copies of original mission records dating from the 1770s to the early 1900s 

*Growing Collection of California County Vital Records, Deed and Probate Indexes 

*Growing Collection of Church Records from the Azores 

*Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths from Tonga - These typescript copies of vital records in Tonga date from the late 1860's to 1942

You can also get more information at the Family Search Catalog:


The CATALOG of the Oakland FamilySearch Library is located at>Search>Catalog  
Under “Search these Family History Centers” select Oakland California FamilySearch Library 
The catalog allows patrons to:

Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords

Broaden a search to other local Family History Centers, to what is available online or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at and elsewhere


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