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Classes & Assistance

Upcoming Meetings and Events



Annual Schedule at a Glance

2017 Meeting Schedule and Topics

 January 21: Annual Meeting, Election, and Essential Research Tools/Methods Part 1

February 18: Essential Research Tools and Methods Part 2

March 18: African American Quilters Guild

April 16: Webinar-Genealogy
May 20: Erased from South Carolina History: A Family Tree's Missing Branch

June 17: Planning a Research Trip

September 16: Braggin' and Lyin' and Brick Wall Workshop

October 21: From Labor to Reward: Black Church Beginnings in the San Francisco Bay Area (tentative)

November 18: Freedmen's Bureau Records: Online Searchable

December 16: Annual Christmas Party

** Meeting program topics are subject to change** 
The society does not meet in July or August.


For meeting descriptions and announcements, please see the News Flash section of our website. 


San Francisco Bay Area Genealogy Calendar
The SF Bay Area Genealogy Calendar is a collection of local genealogical society events – seminars, classes, workshops and meetings in a 75 mile radius of San Francisco.  This calendar is maintained by the California Genealogical Society and Library.

National Archives and Records Administration Genealogy Events
Upcoming Workshops in NARA Facilities nationwide.


Classes and Assistance

In addition to the classes, workshops, and individual assistance below, please see the following sections of our website:

Free for the General Public

  • Individual Research Support |  First Wednesdays, 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Oakland Family Search Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA, (510) 531-3905

    AAGSNC member Juliet Crutchfield is available to assist with research questions.  

  • African American Research Workshop and Individual Assistance | Fourth Wednesdays
    6:00pm to 8:00pm - Workshop
    8:00pm to 8:45pm - Individual Assistance
    Oakland Family Search Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA, (510) 531-3905

    Alvis Ward is available for individual help and as the teacher of the workshop. The goal is to allow participants who work during the day the opportunity to attend the class.

    2017 African American Research Workshop Schedule

    January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24
  • Genealogy for Beginners | First Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm
    California Genealogical Society, 2201 Broadway, Suite L12, Oakland, California 94612
    (510) 663-1358

    California Genealogical Society and Library
    offers Genealogy for Beginners every month FREE for the public. 


Ancestral Project


On February 15, 2011, AGSNC's Outreach and Education Committee began working with a new program facilitated by Alameda County, CA Supervisor Keith Carson called the Ancestral Project.  This new program, which is aimed at youth, merges personal storytelling and genealogy so that participants are given the opportunity to learn about themselves and are given the skills to communicate what they’ve learned to their communities.

The project will continue in January 2012 with additional sites.  To learn more about the 2011 project, please visit the links below or contact us.

AAGSNC Blog Posts

AAGSNC Teams Up with County Supervisor for Program -  February 15, 2011
Ancestral Project Covered by KGO, San Francisco Chronicle - May 14, 2011
Who Am I? Event on June 4; Tribune and Mercury News Coverage - May 31, 2011
Learn it.  Do it. Conquer It. - June 11, 2011
Ancestral Project on GeneaBloggers Talk Radio - July 19, 2011

Media Coverage

KGO (ABC) News, San Francisco, CA, May 12, 2011
“East bay youngsters search for roots and history” by Carolyn Tyler.
Includes text transcript and video

San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2011
“Genealogy Expands East Bay Teens’ Worlds”
by Jill Tucker. 
Includes news story and photos

Oakland Tribune, May 31, 2011
“Young people trace their roots with the help of relatives, websites” by Kristin J. Bender. 
Includes news story and photos.

Oakland Tribune, June 4, 2011
“Alameda County students learn about genealogy in Berkeley” by Thomas Peele
Includes news story and photos

Berkeleyside, June 6, 2011
“Students learn about pasts, themselves” by Robert Mills
Includes news story and photos.


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