San Mateo County Genealogical Society

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Next monthly meeting

We had a


See our photos below!

Books on display from our writing round table

  • 19 Nov 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 330 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Topics were:

  • DNA
  • Mid West
  • Irish/British
  • New England
  • NEW!  Writing your family stories:  Show and tell.  Bring your books to share.

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We had a Round Table!

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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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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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