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The Berryessa Family: A California Legacy - Anthony Ray

Saturday, June 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo 
               

The Berryessa family from the de Anza expedition to the twentieth century will be reviewed including military, ranchos, religious and social involvements, family murders in the 1850s, and settling into the American culture by the nineteenth century. Records to be discussed include manuscript collections, church records, newspapers, vital records, and others.

SMCGS 35th Anniversary Celebration

The Wide-Ranging Lives of Paul and Cora Clagstone - Glenne McElhinney
Saturday, July 22, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

Join us for cake to celebrate 35 years of the SMCGS society and a short talk on a family story with San Mateo roots.
If you are in touch with past SMCGS members, please extend them a warm invitation.

SMCGS Indexing Work Day

Saturday, August 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm;
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo         

Continued indexing of San Mateo County records. RSVPs taken in June/July to publications@smcgs.org. Join us for a morning of CUT and PASTE. It is an easy, one-time way to contribute to the growing online genealogical collections. We are close and hope to be finished with the project before the end of the year. The Colma Historical Society has given us fifty years of obituary pages (1906-1959) from the San Francisco Examiner that we are cutting out the San Mateo County obituaries and pasting them on pages that will then be scanned and indexed.

DNA Interest Group

The DNA interest group meets regularly on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:15 to 3.45 pm in the Cañada College Library.

In January 2017 this group started working through the book Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne.  More information about the book can be found on the National Genealogical Society's website.

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