Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers, as the library has free wi-fi.Born in Brooklyn, New York, Harris couldn't resist the call of the Golden State, where he is the current president of the California Genealogical Society and a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.
For the majority of Americans, at least one ancestor spent time in NYC.
The program will will focus on techniques for researching those ancestors in the 19th and 20th centuries using the Internet, local resources, and on-site research in New York City itself.
We will explore the wealth of online material accessible on NYC Web sites as well as that hidden deep within Ancestry.com and other subscription services.
17 June 2010
City-by-the-bay genealogists will learn about East Coast resources from Dr. Stephen Harris in the "New York City Insider's Guide" on Sunday, June 27, at the next meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society.
The three-section program will run from 1-5.30pm at the Oakland Regional Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland.
Doors open at 12.30pm, followed by Part I from 1-3pm. Hands-on computer time is from 3-4pm, while Part II will run from 4-5.30pm.