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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Public Welcome - Library is Fragrance Free[edit | edit source]

UPDATE: December 2020. Help is available though the library remains closed to the public. Services we can provide: scanning photos, help with a research question, look up information on the portal, help navigating FamilySearch including Memories. Call us. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will call back. 510-531-3905. Or email us at

For upcoming events go to the box on the right side of this page and click on [Calendar].[edit | edit source]

AFRICAN AMERICAN Research Workshop – Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6 PM to 8 PM, except July and August. No appointment necessary.

CHINESE Research Help - Every Tuesday 1 - 9 PM. Call to schedule an appointment.

EAST BAY Genealogical Society – Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 10 AM. No appointment necessary.

FRENCH CANADIAN RESEARCH - Wednesdays - 6 - 8PM Jane Lindsey, CGS. No appointment necessary

SWEDISH RESEARCH – Thursdays - Need some help with your Swedish research? Join our experts on Thursdays between 10A and 4P for some individual assistance. No appointment necessary.

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The Oakland FamilySearch Library is on Temple Hill and is shown in the lower right hand corner of this photo. Take the elevator down from the Visitor Center. Photo by Kourtney Jex Jarvis.

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Library Updates
Though the library remains closed, we can still help. Some available services: scanning photos, help with a research question, look up information on the portal, help navigating FamilySearch including Memories. Please check this site for all updates.

Get started on your own Family History by clicking: HERE. After the Pedigree Chart apppears, download and print it for yourself!


Download March Class Schedule Here: File:March 2020 Class Schedule rev.pdf[edit | edit source]

Download February Class Schedule Here: File:February 2020 Class Schedule.pdf[edit | edit source]

Oakland California FamilySearch Library

The Oakland California FamilySearch Library is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in Northern California. Besides providing free access to numerous subscription websites included but not limited to, Fold 3, Genealogy Bank, Archion and History.Geo, we also have over 7,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 4,000 reels of microfilm and 8,795 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.

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