Workshops and Classes

Upcoming Workshops:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2:30-4 pm, Cañada College Library Computer Lab, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, San Mateo

Members: $5, Non-members: $10. Cañada College students, faculty, and staff are free.


US Land Records in Public Land States


Presenter: Martha Wallace

Have you found land records with Township, Range, and Section in your family documents? As the United States grew beyond the original 13 states, the new lands were distributed, beginning with the Public Land Survey System in 1785 down to the Homestead Act of 1862. Join us to learn about Public Land States:

• how the land was surveyed and sold

• where the records can be found

• how to plot and find the land today

Bring an example from your records or the name of an ancestor that you think might have received land. 

Martha Wallace is a retired school teacher and National Archives volunteer. Her genealogical interests are US land records, tombstones, and medieval and American history.



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

Advance Registration Requested: Please send your name and workshop title to Chris Green at 


Parking is $3.00, purchase at the ticket machine in Lot 1 or 7.

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

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

Workshops are held in the computer lab or other nearby room.