San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

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Welcome to SMCGS


Fall is here, and it's time to get back to work!  There are a variety of genealogy classes. workshops, and Special Interest Groups in the area.

Let us know of any we've missed.

Next monthly meeting

September General Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 24 • 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

National Register of Historic Places

with Peggy Clemens Lauritzen 


The National Register of Historic Places and the Historical Marker Database are familiar sites across the United States, and even the world. How can they be used for genealogical research?  

Recording is now available on the members page 

For more information about our monthly meetings click here.

Our library team hard at work

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About us

The San Mateo County Genealogical Society supports the study of family history in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • We get together to learn and share information in monthly meetings, twice-yearly seminars with well-known speakers, workshops and special-interest groups.
  • We support research through our genealogy library located at Cañada College, online databases, and research services
  • We connect with each other through six-times-a year newsletters (available in the Members section), a blog, a Facebook page, and occasional eNews notices about SMCGS events.

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Make your dollars work for SMCGS!

Sign up for the Amazon Smile program and Amazon will contribute 0.5% of most of your purchases to SMCGS at no cost to you.

Click here for detailed instructions.

Download the SMCGS app

Download the SMCGS app from Wild Apricot to your smartphone. With this app, you can:

  • View your member profile
  • View a list of upcoming events
  • Contact other SMCGS members

SMCGS would like to thank

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 5569
Redwood City, CA 94063-5569


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