Workshops and Classes

Upcoming Workshops:
 


Reading the US Census
Presenter:  Maggie Melaney

Thursday, April 12, 2018
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Cost: SMCGS Members $5,  Non-members $10
RSVP: seminars@smcgs.org

Cañada College Library Computer Lab
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Building 9
Redwood City, CA

Do census records lie?  This workshop will focus on reading and interpreting the US census.  We'll use examples to learn how to mine the records for every bit of information they contain, and how to spot inaccuracies.  Participants will have access to Cañada College computers for using online genealogy software. You may bring your own laptop.


Using Google Maps in Genealogy
Presenter:  Mike Davis

Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Cost: SMCGS Members $5,  Non-members $10
RSVP: seminars@smcgs.org

Cañada College Library Computer Lab
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Building 9
Redwood City, CA

Most of us use Google Maps to find our way from point A to point B or to visualize where a relative lived. But did you know that you can use Google Maps to plot a set of locations where your ancestors lived, the route they took when they migrated to America, or the outline of their first homestead? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore some of the hidden features of Google Maps. Please sign up for a free Google account before the workshop, if you don't already have one. Participants will have access to Cañada College computers or may bring their own laptop if they prefer.


GENERAL WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

Workshops are $5 for SMCGS Members, $10 for Non-Members 
Workshops are FREE to Cañada College Faculty, Staff & Students 

Location: Cañada College Library Building 9, Third Floor, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94061.

Our SMCGS Library is located at the rear of the Cañada College Library.

Workshops are usually held in the computer lab.

 
Advanced registration helps us plan to have enough handouts and extra people available for hands-on help.  Please email your name and the workshop name and date that you are registering for to seminars@smcgs.org.

 

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