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America's Historical Newspapers Workshop

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Cañada College Library Computer Lab, 2700 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA

America’s Historical Newspapers is a great find in the Canada College database collection. With the aid of a Peninsular Library Card you can use this newspaper database from the comfort of your home. Barry Hinman and Jean Ann Carroll will show you how to get the most out of this useful database. The other great feature – it’s free!

Using Maps in Genealogical Research with Melinda Kashuba

Saturday, October 28, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo      

Maps point genealogists to places we can seek records by showing the locations of schools, churches, cemeteries, migration routes, and many other cultural features. This lecture is an introduction to the wide variety of maps and the ways they are used by genealogists with an interactive exercise of how to read and interpret Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.

Fall Seminar - Federal Records plus Mapping the West

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Federal Records plus Mapping the West
Saturday,  4 November 2017,  9 am – 3 pm

Pamela Boyer Sayre,CG, CGL, FUGA
& Richard G. (Rick) Sayre,CG, CGL, FUGA

      • Mapping the West: Lewis & Clark to railroad surveys
      • Rivers & Canals: Finding federal records

Member's Round Table Discussions

November Meeting

Member's Round Table Discussions
Saturday, November 18, 10:30am - 12:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

The SMCGS Round Table meeting is an opportunity for genealogists to come together to share with others what research or projects they have done on a particular topic. Everyone is encouraged to share as well as ask questions. Attendees can “hop” from table to table in order to participate in more than one Round Table. 


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