Visit the Oakland Temple

Experience moments of peace and reflection at the Oakland Temple. Enjoy the tranquil fountains, beautiful flowers, and stunning sunsets. Visit the grounds together with family and friends.


Family History Classes with FamilySearch

Come and participate in our Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions at the Oakland FamilySearch Center. We invite you to ask questions, seek advice, and share your ideas and experiences on this topic. The group will meet for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, in person only (no Zoom) at the Center. No registration is required. These SIG sessions are sponsored jointly by the California Genealogical Society and the Oakland FamilySearch Center.

Admission and parking are free and all are welcome.

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Oakland FamilySearch Center

The Oakland FamilySearch Center is a free community resource to the Bay Area and everyone is welcome to come and use it.

The best part of this service are the well-trained, kind, and helpful volunteers who are eager to assist you in achieving your family history goals.


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Oakland Temple

The Oakland Temple is the 15th constructed and 13th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It stands prominently on top of Temple Hill and shines brightly upon the whole face of Oakland. The Oakland Temple is considered a beacon of hope to the whole Bay Area.

Visitors from all over the world come to this sacred site for its beauty and religious significance. Members of the Church gather inside the temple for sacred religious ceremonies that bring them closer to God, while tourists come to view the temple grounds and enjoy the Visitors’ Center. There is something for everyone at the Oakland Temple.