San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

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Welcome to SMCGS


The Library is Open!  

See website for hours and location

Genealogy consultants are available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons.  Contact president to schedule an appointment

Find us

The Best of Rootstech

  • March 23 2024 10:30AM

    Rootstech 2024 is from February 29 to March 2 this year - in Salt Lake City or online.  You can register now for access to all the sessions here.  Ot better yet, let US do the work and present you with (in our opinion) the best takeaways from the best sessions.

    What Is RootsTech?

    RootsTech is the largest genealogy event in the world, sponsored and hosted by FamilySearch. RootsTech brings people from all over the globe together for one common mission: gathering and celebrating family.

    Classes at RootsTech are offered for all skill levels, beginner to expert, so you can learn more about discovering your ancestors and linking them to your family tree.

The event is free and all are welcome; however, it will be necessary to register in advance

  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.


 For more information about our monthly meetings

 click here.

Spring Seminar Coming Soon!

Registration is now available for our DNA seminar April 13th.


Genealogy Resource Fair (click to start)

Upcoming public events

Upcoming events for members

Join us!

Become a member of SMCGS and share our genealogical adventure!

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 the San Mateo Public Library, 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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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...

Come visit us in our new facility at the San Mateo Public Library.

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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