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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, April 24 in the

WEST Recreation Center at 1 PM

NEW YORK CITY GENEALOGY 

Our next meeting will be Monday, April 24 in the West Rec Center and will feature Steve Harris, an invited lecturer on the topic of New York City Genealogy Research.  Steve will cover a general introduction to New York City research and then dive into Censuses, Vital Records, Newspapers, Directories, and Naturalization records.  Dr. Harris is known in the bay area genealogical community because he has put together a massive collection of City Directories and Telephone Books which are housed at the California Genealogical Society in Oakland. 

Steve’s program will come in two parts – a lecture and Q&A, followed by a hands on program for those who want to stay an extra hour.  Steve’s lecture is sponsored by the Oakmont Community Foundation. 

Steve will be joining a small group of us for lunch before the meeting.  If you’re interested in joining the luncheon group, please email georgemck@aol.com.

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Everyone’s invited to the presentation on Ellis Island Immigration Elihu Smith, Marilyn Pahr, and I will be doing at the Sunday Symposium on April 30 at 10:30 in the East Rec Center.  Once again we’ll be traveling with Elihu and Marilyn as they make their way from Lithuania/Poland to Lynn, Massachusetts in 1902 and see step-by-step how the immigration process worked, including a close look at Ellis Island itself.

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Our May meeting 22 will focus on Immigration.  We’ll have an open meeting where everyone is asked to bring their favorite Immigration story from their own genealogy!  Our June 26 meeting will be on Adoption.  There is no July meeting.

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