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Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society

About L-AGS


Meetings

Other Activities and Resources

How to Join L-AGS

Make a Donation to L-AGS

L-AGS Bylaws & Standing Rules


The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) was formed by a group of students attending a Livermore Adult Education Class in 1977. They discovered that many of them shared a common interest in family history and genealogy and wanted to continue their research and help each other. On June 27, 1977 the charter members met to adopt by-laws and the L-AGS organization was founded with the following stated purposes:

Our membership has a combined experience of many hundreds of years in the field of genealogy. All of us are willing to share our experience with you, and in turn to learn from your experience. Through cooperation, the efforts of each individual are multiplied many fold. By working togeher we help people of all skill levels to improve their knowledge and understanding of their ancestors and their connections to historical events.

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.


Meetings

General Membership Meetings (Check our Home Page for details about each month's topic and speaker.)
Society general meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. Programs have featured genealogists, local historians, local authors, and local business people who can offer insights into the history of the Livermore-Amador Valley. Some of our more popular meetings are those in which members share their recent genealogy breakthroughs with the audience, or seek help from the audience on research "brick walls" that have them stumped. If you would like to view some of the previous meeting topics or speakers, click here. For information about programs at the meetings, contact the Program Chairperson.

****** In addition to the monthly general meeting, our members have formed a number of "Special Interest Groups" so that members with similar intersts can focus on specific areas of research. You may wish to join and contribute to one of these groups. Some the groups and their areas of special interest are as follows: (Please visit our Home Page for specific details about the meeting dates and times as they can change from time to time.)

Let's Talk Genealogy Group
This group allows members to have an email list and monthly meeting to discuss their current genealogy pursuits and endeavors. They talk about their triumphs and also discuss ideas for getting over hurdles and brick walls, by sharing techniques, skills, and technology. This is a round-table sharing event with no formal presentation. For further information, contact the group leader at talkgenealogy.chair@L-AGS.org

Tri-Valley Master Genealogist Users' Group
The Master Genealogist Group focuses on the TMG software often used by professional genealogists. There are topics for discussion and time for practice and questions and answers. After the meeting, the attendees usually meet at a nearby restuarant to continue the discussion and socialize. For further information, contact the group leader at tvtmg.chair@L-AGS.org

Writing Group
This group meets monthly and discusses writing goals, techniques, and gives ideas for how and what to write. It is mainly for round table discussion, sharing and problem solving. For further information, contact the group leader at \ writing.chair@L-AGS.org

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Other Activities and Resources

Local Cemeteries Resources
The Society has published two surveys of local cemeteries. Livermore Cemeteries contains over 5800 names of people buried in the four cemeteries of Livermore: Roselawn, St. Michael's Catholic, Memory Gardens and Oak Knoll, a pioneer cemetery that has been abandoned. Cemeteries of Pleasanton and Dublin, California, published in January 1990, contains 4668 entries from three cemeteries: St. Augustine's Catholic and Memorial Gardens in Pleasanton, and the Dublin pioneer cemetery, which dates from 1859. It also contains records of burials from Graham Mortuary, Pleasanton, 1904-1923. On our Web site, we have published 358 records of a different mortuary, Robert Graham Mortuary of Livermore, from the years 1878-1887 and 1893.

Publications
Currently, all of our publications are available through Lulu, a print-on-demand publisher, in either paperback or ebook editions. Click here to view a current listing and pricing of our publications available on the Lulu website. A description of our publications is also available on our publications page. Many of these publications and other databases are available for viewing online and are searchable from the search engines at the bottom of our home page.

Seminars
The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, in cooperation with the Livermore and Pleasanton Latter-Day Saint Churches, has periodically offered one-day genealogy seminars since 1991. Carefully selected classes and workshops are presented by qualified teachers. The classes range from those for the beginner to some for the expert researcher.

The Roots Tracer
The Livermore Roots Tracer is our quarterly publication which is made available to all our members, local libraries and other genealogical societies. It has been designed to provide research tips, news of Society activities, and information from other societies throughout the nation. Members are encouraged to write articles for The Roots Tracer and are invited to submit queries and genealogical aids. An archive of current and past issues is available on this web site.

The L-AGS Genealogy Library in the City of Pleasanton Library
The Society, in cooperation with the City of Pleasanton Library, maintains the largest collection of genealogical materials in the Valley, numbering over 1000 books, over 200 CD-ROMs, the California Death Index on microfiche for 1940-1994, Federal Census microfilms (1860-1920) for the Pleasanton-Livermore part of Alameda County, and genealogical periodicals from other parts of the country.  The genealogy book collection is listed in the library's on-line catalog. In addition, there are two computers dedicated to genealogical research near the Genealogy Collection. Genealogy docents are on duty at the library each Wednesday during the hours 10 am until 1 pm. Appointments may be arranged via email to: docents.chair@L-AGS.org


How to Join L-AGS

If you would like to consider joining, please click on this link for additional information about joining L-AGS, including a membership application form.


Donate to L-AGS

If you would like to make a cash donation to L-AGS, you may do so by sending a check or by using your credit card with PayPal.

Make Checks payable to L-AGS and mail to:
   L-AGS Business Manager
   P.O. Box 901
   Livermore CA 94551
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For more information on any aspect of the Society, please contact contact our Membership Chairman or the L-AGS President. Of course you are welcome to attend any of our meetings as they are open and available for the general public.

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