Workshops and Classes

Upcoming Workshops:

America's Historical Newspapers

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!


Hidden Gems at the SMCGS Genealogical Library

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

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

Even though we are the San Mateo County Genealogical Society, our library has wonderful collections for many states other than California and for countries other than the United States.

Please join us for a detailed tour and for in depth instructions on how to make the most of our many data bases and our updated library catalog which now includes many magazines, newsletters and periodicals from other genealogical societies and historical societies from all over the United States.

So come learn, perform your search and get right up and go find your Hidden Gems! This will be fun!!!



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


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To avoid getting a parking ticket, be sure to purchase a $2.00 parking permit at the machines in Lot 1 or Lot 7. The permit is good for the entire day.

Contact us for more information.