Previous Monthly Programs

 

 

 

Click here to see photos of some of our past Speakers.

2014

January                 DNA                                                              Steve Morse

February               Organizing your research                              Patricia Burrow

March                    English Research after 1750                        John Gleed

April                       Heritage Societies                                        various societies

May                        Hispanic Heritage                                        Lucy Sweeney

June                       Angel Island Immigration                             Grant Din

July                         Reading Old Tombstones                            Martha Wallace

September              Becoming Prof. Genealogist                       Chris Green

October                   Brick Wall Challenge                                   SMCGS members

November               Breakouts (Member’s Day)                          English, Irish, New England, DNA

2015

January             Immigration Records                                       Ralph Mize

February            Finding your ancestors on ebay                     Evie Rice

March                 23andMe                                                        Kasia Bryc

April                   The Great Pacific Railroad Survey - 1853-1855         John Gleed

May                    Wyatt Earp,  Josephine Marcus, and Hills of Eternity Memorial Park    Mike Casey 

June                   Using directories                                             Chris Green

July                    What's new at FamilySearch                          Margaret Melaney

September         Peripatetic Germans                                       James Baker

October              Members' Night

November           Family & Homes /19th C.American West       Nicole Martin

2016

January               United States Land Records                           Martha Wallace

February              Transcribing Old Documents                         Richard Rands

March                   JRI-Poland: Go for the Record!                     Robbinn Magid

April                      Genealogical Proof Standard                       Sharon Hoyt

May                       Lost Cemeteries of San Mateo County         Margaret Melaney

June                      "The Story of Camp Fremont"                          Barbara Wilcox

July                       Immigration to the U.S. before 1820              Chris Green

August                  Indexing Event                                               workday

September            "The Life and Times of Dennis Martin"          Bo Crane

October                  SMCGS/CSGA joint meeting                        Janice Sellers/Cath Trindle

November              Roundtable.  Irish, Mid West, DNA, and Book Publishing

2017

January                   Onomastics – Using Naming Patterns                                Martha Wallace

February                  The Missing Man: Solving a Mystery with Genealogy           Sharon Hoyt CGSM

March                    Case Study: A complete genealogy starting from nothing       Stephen Morse