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The Oakland California Temple (Mormon Temple) is the 13th temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which shines like a beacon on a nightly basis up in the East Oakland hillside.

The building was dedicated in November, 1964. Before the dedication, there was an open house, when most of the temple was open to the public. Now the grounds are normally open to the public, but the inside of the temple is off-limits to non-Mormons.

One of the buildings on the Temple site is the Oakland California Family History Center.

"The Oakland (California) Regional Family History Center is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with over 9,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 37,000 reels of microfilm and 9,000 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world." 2


4770 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California 94602



Links and References

  1. Oakland California LDS (Mormon) Temple
  2. Oakland California Large Multi-stake Family History Center

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