San Mateo County Genealogical Society

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Welcome to SMCGS


We have a NEW Special interest group:  Genealogical Problem Solving.  

This will be an evening group starting Wednesday, May 11.  Please see the calendar for more information and to sign up.

Our SMCGS Library needs YOU! We're getting ready to move, and it's All Hands on Deck.  

Contact Kara at to see how you can help, and watch for our Library Work Day this summer.

SAVE THE DATE!   Picnic in the Park

Who: SMCGS members and friends

When: June 15, 2022, 12-2 PM

Where: Flood Park Oak Picnic Area in Menlo Park

Bring:  Potluck - Details to follow

New Family History Center Sessions this summer.  See full schedule here.

Next monthly meeting

Saturday, May 21 2022 10:30AM

 via Zoom  

San Francisco City Hall and the Hall of Records building in Civic Center,

circa 1897, from the files at the

San Francisco History Center,  San Francisco Public Library.

Genealogy Resources at the San Francisco Public Library.

Brian Weaver, a librarian at the San Francisco Public Library, and Sandra Huber, host of the library’s monthly San Francisco Genealogy Group meetings, will talk about what's new at the library, and highlight their historical and genealogical collections.

A handout is available.

Please register here to sign up for this meeting.

For more information about our monthly meetings click here.

Library team 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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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.

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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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