Calendar of Meetings & Events for August 2015
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 issures of our societies quarterly publication, "The ROOTS TRACER", can also be viewed by clicking on a button.
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 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton (click for map).
Guest Speaker: Gene Block
Topic: Four Main Reasons Why We Hit Brick Walls In Our Research When the Records Are Available
Gene began tracing his and his wife’s family histories in the mid 1970’s. His
youngest daughter came home from junior high school and asked for help with a
homework assignment on the subject of immigration. Gene realized for the first
time that not only did he not know the countries where his ancestors were born,
he did not even know the names of any of his great grandparents. Over many
subsequent years of research Gene has observed that genealogists hit ?brick
walls? even when the needed records are available. In his presentation Gene will
discuss the four main reasons why this occurs. [Click here to view this month's
- The Master Genealogist Group - Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To be determined
RSVP: Please contact Kay Speaks for meeting location if you plan to attend.
Topic: How Experts Handle Alternate Names and
Stump the Panel
- The Writing Group - Summer break - No meeting in August
- Let’s Talk Genealogy - Summer break - No meeting in August
- L-AGS Board Meeting - Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Members are welcome to attend board meetings.
Contact the President at
president@L-AGS.org for the meeting
location and directions.
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