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"To support the study of family genealogy by Oakmont residents"

Welcome to the Oakmont Genealogy Club 

Description of the Club

The Oakmont Genealogy Club is designed for any Oakmont resident who is interested in exploring family genealogy - whether you have years of experience or just want to get started.  Our meetings are held monthly, and will include both a general presentation of interest and breakout sessions so participants can focus on an area of greatest interest.  Most meetings include a discussion group for new researchers.

We meet the fourth Monday of each month at 1:00 in the West Recreation Center.  

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Our Next Meeting is MONDAY, August 28 in the

WEST Recreation Center at 1 PM

HOW TO ACCESS NEW FILMS ON FAMILYSEARCH

(AND: WHAT’S NEW ON THE INTERNET)

The August Meeting is an important meeting.  FamilySearch has put thousands of new microfilm images online, but it is difficult to find and access them.  This meeting will focus first on How to Access New Films on FamilySearch, and then also cover What’s New on the Internet.

Examples of the new FamilySearch images available but not in their index system:  Virginia County Personal Property Tax records (typically 1785-1850); San Francisco Naturalization Petitions (1903-1991) (not the index, the actual petitions); Cork, Ireland Parish Register extracts for Church of Ireland in Christchurch (1644-1868); Vilnius, Lithuania Jewish Crown Rabbinate Metrical Books (1837-1923).

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Our September 25 meeting will be on Newspaper Research.

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Oakmont Technology Learning Center (formerly the Computer Learning Center)

The Oakmont Technology Learning Center will be offering two genealogy courses this Fall. 

The first is a series of 3 focused sessions, each on a different topic: Using FamilySearch; Newspaper Research; and Immigration Research (cost $15 for the 3 classes).  These will be Saturdays, September 16, 23, and 30 from 10-12. 

The second will be DNA 101 and will be one class on Saturday, October 12 from 9-12 (cost $5 for the 1 class).  To sign up call 538-1485 or visit Oakmont-learning.org. 

Any questions please call George McKinney at 538-7264.