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Seminar & Lunch

Friday, October 26, 2012
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
His Lordships , Berkeley Marina
199 Seawall Drive
Berkeley, CA 94710


Friday, October 26, 2012
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710 


Saturday October 27, 2012
Appointment Only

Driving Directions


DoubleTree by Hilton -Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley, California, 94710
DoubleTree-Berkeley Marina

NEHGS Comes West
Lectures for everyone, not just New York and New England Researchers
Friday, October 26, 2012 

CGS is pleased to have the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) visit the Bay area. Join us to meet President and CEO Brenton Simons and nationally known speakers Rhonda R. McClure, David Allen Lambert.
His Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley Marina will be our venue for the seminar.    The optional dinner will be nearby at Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto including a presentation by Brenton:  Red Alert! Save Your Family History....NOW!


 8:45-9:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast, registration, book sales, auction viewing

9:30-9:45 a.m. - Welcome

9:45-10:45 a.m. - Session 1
Option A: Beyond the Grave: Looking Past Your Ancestor’s Death Record (David)
Option B: Unique Resources in NY State Research (Rhonda)

11:00-12:00 p.m. - Session 2
Option A: New Resources on for New England Research (David)
Option B: Researching NY City Ancestors (Rhonda)

12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch, NEHGS & CGS updates, book sales, auction results

1:30-2:30 p.m. - Session 3
Option A: Getting the Most out of New England Vital Records Online, in Print and on Film (David)
Option B: The Golden Door Has Locks: Tracing Immigrant Ancestors (Rhonda)

2:45-3:45 p.m. - Session 4
Option A: Researching New England Military Records (David)
Option B: I Can’t Find It: Understanding Online Search Limitations (Rhonda)

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
5:30-6:30 p.m. - No-host cocktails 

6:30-8:30 p.m. - DinnerAfter-dinner presentation: Red Alert! Save Your Family History....NOW! by Brenton Simons

(Dinner choices include chicken, beef, fish, and vegetarian.  Choices will be made at table.)


*Lunch is included in the seminar fee.

Seminar Fee

Early Bird discounts expire on September 23, 2012.
Seminar Only - $60.00
Dinner Only - $50.00 
Seminar and Dinner - $110.00 

Fees beginning September 24, 2012
 Seminar Only - $75.00
Dinner Only - $65.00 
Seminar and Dinner - $140.00 

Private Consultations: 

  • Limited consultations are by appointment only at CGS
  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
  • $25 for 20 minute consultation
  • Consultation must be paid in full prior to September 24, 2012
  • Scheduling preference will be given to seminar attendees.
  • CGS address: 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland  (Broadway @ 22nd Street)

Scheduling Private Consultations:

Note: All fees for seminar, dinner, and consultations are non-refundable.