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

The Oakmont Genealogy Club has suspended its regular group meetings during the coronavirus emergency.

However!  We are holding a weekly short lecture series featuring research into the women who led the suffrage movement and other famous women in the 19th Century to explore in person how women might be researched during that period.

These sessions will be every Friday at 11 AM.

If you are already on our email list, you should receive a regular invitation to these meetings.  If you are not on our email list, email oakmontancestry@aol.com and we will add you to the list.

During this Spring, we have held a series following research on the suffragettes and other famous women of the 19th Century. We completed 16: Susan B. Anthony; Carrie Chapman Catt; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Louisa May Alcott, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Phoebe Ann Mosey ("Annie Oakley"), Febb Ensminger Burn, the Grimke sisters, Mary Baker Eddy, Lucretia Mott, Nellie Bly, Deborah Sampson, Elizabeth Blackwell, Lucy Stone, and Alice Paul.  All of these have been posted on our website: oakmontgenclub.org under Recent Presentations.

We'll then be taking a break for July and August. Stay tuned for new activities in September.

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.  


If you’re getting cabin fever, here are some genealogy related ideas for all your extra time:

  1. Explore online videos.  Here are a few places you might look:

    1. FamilySearch - https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Wiki_Wizard_Videos

    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6fQm1L943nBokPzMQIhTQQ16p0crjiph

  2. Start your memoir.  We all say we’re going to write our life story for our grandkids - but we don’t.  Remember that a memoir is a set of stories about your life, not just a chronology.  Here’s a couple of places that might help you get started:

    1. https://thewritelife.com/how-to-write-a-memoir/

    2. https://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/great-tips-on-how-to-write-your-memoir/

  3. Scan those photographs you keep saying you’ll scan at some point.  Maybe the point is now. If you don’t have a scanner, you can “scan” them using a cellphone with the right app.  One choice is PhotoScan by Google which puts your photo into Google Photos. Don’t forget to label everything you know about the photo - where it was taken, when (maybe even a specific event), and who is in the photo.