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ROOTS TRACER August 2016 issue

We welcome you to the website of the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS). Genealogy - also known as Family History Research - is a worldwide hobby pursuit. Our society serves the Tri-Valley cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin in the southeastern portion of Alameda County, in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of California.

L-AGS was founded in 1977. We cordially help people of all skill levels to improve their knowledge and understanding of their ancestors and their connections to historical events. Although our name says Livermore-Amador, our members provide expertise in nearly all aspects of family history exploration from 17th-century colonization through research of twentieth-century immigration from all ancestral continents.

Our organization has extracted many cemetery, church, census and other records about the Tri-Valley and they are available for viewing either in published books or in free, online databases. You are welcome to browse these records by clicking on the "Local Records" or "Publications" buttons on the left. Current and past issues of our societies quarterly publication, "The ROOTS TRACER", can also be viewed by clicking on a button.

Calendar of Meetings & Events for August 2016
Note: A L-AGS docent is available at the Pleasanton City Library Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or by appointment,
e-mail: docents.chair@L-AGS.org. The library is located at 400 Old Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton.

Click HERE to view the current eBulletin which contains additional information about the following events!
  • General Meeting - Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Second Monday
    Location: Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton (click for map).
    Guest Speaker: Linda Harms Okazaki
    Topic:Angel Island -- What records Exist and Where are They Located?
    Angel Island is the second largest island in San Francisco Bay. Today it is a state park, which attracts visitors year round. For thousands of years, it was a site for Native American hunting and fishing. The Island later became a cattle ranch, before being occupied by the U.S. Army in 1863. From 1910 until 1940, an immigration station operated there, and in 1954, the transition into a state park began.

    Learn about the history of Angel Island, the federal records that were generated, where you can find them, and how to conclude whether an ancestor did or did not pass through the immigration station.

    Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth generation San Franciscan. Her interest in genealogy began in 1998. Linda has been researching her husband’s ancestry for the past several years, documenting his family in the internment camps and in Japan. She is passionate about researching, documenting, teaching, and sharing the stories of Japanese Americans. Her other areas of interest include upstate New York, England and Australia.
    [Click here to view this month's announcement flyer] (Visitors are welcome free of charge to each of these meetings.)
  • The Master Genealogist Group - Saturday, Saturday August 27, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00
    Location: To be determined
    RSVP: Please contact Kay Speaks for meeting location if you plan to attend.
    Topic: To be determined
  • The Writing Group - Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2:00 p.m..
    Location: Livermore Civic Center Library (click for map)
    RSVP: Debbie Mascot at writing.chair@L-AGS.org for room location.
    Topic: Do you have a writing goal? Do you have a wish to start writing out some stories? We do, too! For August we will be concentrating on Civil War Pension files. Join us to discuss ideas, challenges, and successes.
  • Let’s Talk Genealogy - Saturday, August 20, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
    Location: Livermore Civic Center Library (click for map)
    RSVP: Debbie Mascot at talkgenealogy.chair@L-AGS.org for room location.
    Topic: Join us to discuss all things genealogy! Your finds, your wishes, your questions. Whatever you want to discuss. For August we will be concentrating on Civil War Pension files.
  • L-AGS Board Meeting - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:00 p.m.
    Members are welcome to attend board meetings. Fourth Tuesday
    Contact the President at president@L-AGS.org for the meeting location and directions.
  • Facebook Page and Group - The page is more for business related items and the group for interacting with other members and helping each other out.
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