Visit to the Library: We hope you will visit the CGS library soon to attend a class, access the library resources, or attend a membership meeting.  Click here to find a map of downtown Oakland to help you plan your trip either by car or BART. You can also print a parking permit that is good for free parking on Saturdays at the lot adjacent to the library building.


Volunteer at CGS: CGS is a totally volunteer-run organization. Besides keeping the organization running, our volunteers help each other meet their genealogical goals. Click here if you would like to learn more about volunteering at CGS.


Membership Meetings: The Society holds membership meetings in January, April, July and October. In general the meetings include a short update about the Society activities and then a guest speaker. The meeting is free for members and registration is not required. Non-members are welcome to attend, but they need to pay the $5 fee patron fee for access to the library. These meeting are announced in the eNews and are listed on the Calendar of Events and the Google Calendar.


Get to Know the CGS Board: The CGS officers and board members are all volunteers that share your interest in genealogy. At the annual meeting in January the board provides information to the members on the success of the prior year.

Discounts: Members enjoy discounted prices for Society publications and events.