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Family History Centers:

Danville California Family History Center

2949 Stone Valley Rd Alamo CA 94526

(925) 552-5920

Concord Family History Center

3700 Concord Blvd Concord CA 94519

(925) 686-1766

Oakland Family Search Library

4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland CA 94602

(510) 531-3905

Spotlighting Other Societies

Bay Area Genealogy Calendar

California Genealogical Society

2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA

Contra Costa County Genealogical Society

Meetings held Thurs. 7-9 p.m. at LDS Building, 1360 Alberta Way, Concord, CA

Upcoming Events (ZOOM)

SEPTEMBER 9: Lisa Gorrell “Down on the Farm: Records to Document Your Farming Ancestor”

OCTOBER: Fall Webinar : 9th: Craig R. Scott, Military Historian; 16th: Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective

NOVEMBER 11: Judie & Joseph Palmer "Making History Personal"

Concord Historical Society 

Upcoming Events Link

Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia

Meetings held Thurs. 1-3 p.m. Vallejo Naval History Museum, 734 Marin St., Vallejo, CA

Virtual via ZOOM

Upcoming Events

October 7: Gay Scott "A Year in Salem: The Witchcraft Crisis of 1692"

November 4: Jeff Solomon "Naturalization"

Livermore-Amador Genealogy Society

Meetings Mon. 7:00 p.m.
 Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton, CA

Upcoming Events

September 13 & OCTOBER 11: Gina Philibert-Oretga 

November 8: Kathryn Madden Trindle

December 13: Janice Sellars “Irish Genealogy”

Marin County Genealogical Society 

(Zoom meeting) 4th Thursday 7:00 p.m.

September 23: Genealogy Roundtable

October 28: K.B. Barcomb "Finding WWI and WW2 Ancestors Online"

Monterey County Genealogical Society

Doors open at 6:15 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm.

FHC Fireside Room: 1024 Noche Buena Seaside, CA. For Information: (831) 915-9465

Upcoming Events:

Napa County Genealogical Society 

(Zoom meeting) 3rd Thursday 1:30 p.m.

September 16: Annette Burke Lyttle: " Diving Deep into Ancestry's Collections"

October 21: Pam Vestral "How to Write Ancestral Stores Your Relatives Want to Read"

Sacramento Genealogical Society

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA 95628

The Registration form can be found on their website

San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society

Meeting Tues. 10-12 at LDS Building, 2949 Stone Valley Rd @ Smith Rd., Alamo, CA

Upcoming Events

September 21: Diana Elder "Citing Sources: The Good, Bad & Ugly

October 19: Joel Weintraub "Release of 1950 Censeus April 2022"

November 16: Pam Vestal "Absent Ancestors & Hidden Clues"

Solano County Genealogical Society

Meetings Sat. at 11:00 a.m. Fairfield Adult Recreation Center,1200 Civic Dr., Fairfield, CA

Non-Members – can join us by contacting the society at [email protected] no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.

Upcoming Events

September 4: Nicki Smith "Held in the Balance: The Trask 250"

October 2: Annette Burk Lyttle "Our Quaker Ancestors: Their History and the Records They Left"

November 6: Christopher Diaz " Vacaville's Historic Japanese Community"

December 4: Ron Arons "Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape"


Walnut Creek Library has announced that Ancestry Library version is now available for use in the Library. “Coverage of the US and UK, including census, vital, church, court & immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. This resource is a strong complement to Heritage Quest Online.” You can send your findings to your email and/or save them to a flash drive. There is a video tutorial to help you get started. Heritage Quest is available online from your home (with your library card number) and in the library.

Find Ancestry on the Home Screen of the Library website under “Articles & Databases” in the left hand column. Also, lots of new books have been added to the genealogy collection on the second floor of the library. Come check out the Heritage Collection.

Past Copies of our Newsletter "The Digger"







Ancestry Access Through CCC Library

The Contra Costa County Library has made Ancestry available to the public from their homes for the remainder of the "stay at home" order. You just need to have a library card to log on to the system.

1. Go to and click LOG IN/MyCCCLib in the upper right corner.

2. A login screen will appear. Enter your login information.

3. Hover over the "No Card No Problem" box to the far right and click the scroll arrow to the right to display the screen.

4. Click on the screen.

5. Hover over "Ancestry Library Edition" and click it.

6. A login screen will appear. Enter your CCCLibrary information and click Log in.

7. AncestryLibrary will open. Begin Searching!


To have your records waiting for you when you get home, use the "Send Document" feature.

The Learning Center has guides for beginning searchers as well as tips for the advanced searcher.

Download blank ancestral charts and correspondence sheets to keep track of your research.

NOTE: If you do not have a Contra Costa County library card, you can get one for free by going to: It also states " that have expired or are scheduled to expire this year have been extended to allow access to all available digital resources."

Online Genealogy Webinar Sites

(click names to open websites)