Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 9, 2013 in Events

Do you live in the California Bay Area?  Looking for an excuse to visit?  Want to Learn more about  Then mark November 8th and 9th on your calendar and join us as we show you the ins and outs of


Join in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco for a full day of family history, classes, genealogy book sale, door prizes and much more.

Classes from experts at and the California Genealogical Society and Library (CGS) will help you take your family history research further than ever before.

In addition, personal consultations with CGS genealogy experts will be available.

Register now! Seats will be limited.

Stop by the Market Street Grand Foyer in the Hyatt Regency on Friday, November 8, between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., for a welcome reception and an opportunity to chat with experts from CGS and

Check-in and registration begins Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Market Street Grand Foyer.

Classes include:

  • Ancestry 101: New & Review
  • Smart Search Tips & Tricks
  • Searching and Writing Your Family History as You Go on
  • Five Things to Try on
  • Get To Know Our Family to Learn More About Yours
  • Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on and Fold3
  • The Internet is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Register now!

“Early bird” registration for the full day is $38 (through Oct. 9th) and includes access to one-hour sessions 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a lunch break from 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Anne Gillespie Mitchell

Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at She is an active blogger on and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.


  1. jane knowles lindsey

    We are looking forward to welcoming to San Francisco for our second Ancestry Day San Francisco. We are gearing up for a great day with two wonderful speakers from (Krista and Anne ) and our own Tim Cox who has a great presentation for you!
    In addition to the informative classes where everyone will learn something no matter how long you have been researching, there will be a used book sale and some great door prizes!
    Hope to see you there! ..jane

  2. Deb Dennewitz

    I have a photo from 1906 of the Charter Members Waiters Union in San Francisco, California. It contains over 30 men. I would be willing to share if anyone was interested. I am also hoping someone may have more info regarding it for me. 🙂 My grandfather is said to be one of the founding members. His name is Sigmund Frederick Schwartz.

  3. Beverly Voigt

    Wondering if there is a hotel discount for travelers…? I’m assuming it would have been mentioned but thought I’d check.

  4. Valerie Martinez Gomez

    I paid on line the 38.00 , but did not receive a receipt or confirmation number . My question is do I just check in on Sat and my name will show on a list ?
    I am so excited , can’t wait for Sat

  5. SO EXCITED!!! Flew up Tuesday so my cousin & I could synchronize our trees, outline what each of us wants to learn, and got a great deal on a room close enough to BART over for tonight, then all day Saturday!!!

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