San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

Calendar of SMCGS Events

Click the following links for monthly meetings, workshops, and seminars in previous years (not necessarily recent enough to be in the calendar).

Upcoming events

    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 3:00 PM


    The British/Irish Interest Group is OUT for the summer.  We normally meet the first Wednesday of the month from 3 to 4:30PM. 

    For further information, and to receive instructions on using Zoom, please contact publications@smcgs.org.

    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    The membership team meets the first Thursday of the month at 9AM.  Anyone interested in joining please contact president@smcgs.org.


    • 10 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Team meets to discuss planning programs, field trips, seminars, workshops,  and other events.  Meets the second Monday of the Month from 2-3PM.  If you're interested in joining, please contact programs@smcgs.org.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    This new special interest group is our first evening meeting.  We hope it will allow more people to attend our SIGs at times that are convenient for them.

    To start, we plan to meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7PM - 8:30.

    The focus of the group will be how to approach your genealogical problems and some of the tools you can use.  We'll look at examples from the group as well, and learn from each other. 

     

    You must be an SMCGS member to join the group, but we allow one visit for non-members.  To join, contact Maggie at publications@smcgs.org.



    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:29 AM

    The German Interest Group will meet the second Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30AM. There is no charge for the group, but you must be a member of SMCGS. Come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers.   

    Meetings are held remotely via Zoom.  For more information about the meeting, and information about how to connect, please contact historian@smcgs.org

    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom

    The SMCGS Board generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month.  During Shelter at Home, the group will meet via Zoom.

    SMCGS Board meetings are open to all members.  To add agenda items or get the Zoom link, please contact president@smcgs.org.

    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

    The DNA interest group will not meet in July or August 2022

    The DNA Interest Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:45 PM. During Shelter at Home, the group will meet via Zoom. 

    The purpose of this group is to help you better understand how to use DNA in your family research. We explore various ways to use testing sites like AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, and third-party DNA sites. We work collaboratively to interpret your DNA results and to help answer your DNA questions. There is no charge to attend, but membership in SMCGS is a requirement. Contact us at lindalongley@comcast.net for more information or to get on the mailing list.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 10:30 AM

    Melinda Kashuba’s presentation covers the many ways genealogists use maps to assist in their research. Maps aren’t just about locating and identifying ancestral locations. They also suggest where to look for records. Maps are amazing representations that communicate the distance and relationship between places and help us visualize what our ancestors saw out their front doors.  The true power of maps lies in their ability to organize information about people and events and analyze the results of our research. 

    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This group meets to discuss library decisions such as book and periodical retention, and library relocation.  Open to all SMCGS members who would like to contribute.  Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1PM.   Contact president@smcgs.org.

    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 PM

    The NEIG will not meet during the summer.  Returning in September.

    The New England Interest Group will be meeting remotely via Zoom.   There is no charge to attend, but membership in SMCGS is a requirement to join.  Please bring your queries, suggestions, and successes to share with the group.  Meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 2 to 3:30PM.

     For further information, and to receive instructions on using Zoom, please  mailto:paloaltopapa@gmail.com.

    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Via Zoom

    In the late 1800s, the Peninsula was known as one of the elite suburban areas of the United States.  The great families who ran the commerce, industry and banking of the West from offices in San Francisco, lived, or had country retreats, down the Peninsula.  California millionaires sought to impress their neighbors with their grand Peninsula homes.  

        The Great Estates of the Peninsula explores the suburban lifestyle during the late 1800s and early 1900s from European influence to relationships between the families to leisure activities.  The presentation concludes by discussing the fate of some of the Great Estates.

    Short Bio:

    Carmen Blair joined the staff of the San Mateo County Historical Association in 1998 and has been the Deputy Director since 2007. Among her responsibilities, she is involved with school programs, public programs for adults and children, exhibit design and publications. She received her B.A. in History from Gustavus Adolphus College and her M.A. in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University.

Past events

27 Sep 2022 🏛Library Team Meeting
24 Sep 2022 National Register of Historic Places
22 Sep 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
20 Sep 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
15 Sep 2022 🧬 DNA Interest Group this month
14 Sep 2022 NEW! Genealogical Problem Solving🛠
12 Sep 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
8 Sep 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group July & August
7 Sep 2022 British/Irish Interest Group this month
1 Sep 2022 📣Membership Team Meeting
25 Aug 2022 🍁NO New England Interest Group
23 Aug 2022 🏛Library Team Meeting
18 Aug 2022 🧬 NO DNA Interest Group this month
16 Aug 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
12 Aug 2022 🛠 CANCELLED
11 Aug 2022 🇩🇪 NO German Interest Group July & August
10 Aug 2022 NEW! Genealogical Problem Solving🛠
8 Aug 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
4 Aug 2022 📣Membership Team Meeting
3 Aug 2022 NO British/Irish Interest Group this month
29 Jul 2022 Field Trip
28 Jul 2022 🍁NO New England Interest Group
26 Jul 2022 🏛Library Team Meeting
21 Jul 2022 🧬 NO DNA Interest Group this month
19 Jul 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
14 Jul 2022 🇩🇪 NO German Interest Group July & August
13 Jul 2022 NEW! Genealogical Problem Solving🛠
11 Jul 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
7 Jul 2022 📣NO Membership Team Meeting
6 Jul 2022 NO British/Irish Interest Group this month
28 Jun 2022 🏛Library Team Meeting
28 Jun 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
25 Jun 2022 Farming families
23 Jun 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
16 Jun 2022 🧬 DNA Interest Group
15 Jun 2022 Picnic in the Park!
13 Jun 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
9 Jun 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
8 Jun 2022 NEW! Genealogical Problem Solving🛠
2 Jun 2022 📣Membership Team Meeting
1 Jun 2022 NO British/Irish Interest Group this month
27 May 2022 🏛Library Team Meeting
26 May 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
24 May 2022 📣Membership team meeting
21 May 2022 Genealogy Resources at the San Francisco Public Library
19 May 2022 NO DNA Interest Group this month
17 May 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
12 May 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
11 May 2022 NEW! Genealogical Problem Solving🛠
9 May 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
5 May 2022 📣Membership Team Meeting
4 May 2022 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
28 Apr 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
26 Apr 2022 Library Team Meeting
23 Apr 2022 Mining for Treasures in the Internet Archive
21 Apr 2022 🧬 DNA Interest Group
19 Apr 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
14 Apr 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
11 Apr 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
7 Apr 2022 Membership Team Meeting
6 Apr 2022 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
2 Apr 2022 April Fool's Day
26 Mar 2022 🎤Highlights from RootsTech 2022
24 Mar 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
22 Mar 2022 Library Team Meeting
17 Mar 2022 🧬 DNA Interest Group
17 Mar 2022 ☘️ St. Patrick's Day
15 Mar 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
14 Mar 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
10 Mar 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
2 Mar 2022 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
26 Feb 2022 🎤 House histories
24 Feb 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
22 Feb 2022 CANCELLED Library Team Meeting
17 Feb 2022 🧬 DNA Interest Group
15 Feb 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
14 Feb 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
14 Feb 2022 ❤️Valentine's Day
10 Feb 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
2 Feb 2022 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
27 Jan 2022 🍁 New England Interest Group
25 Jan 2022 Library Team Meeting
22 Jan 2022 🎤 The 1890 Census, by Margaret Melaney
20 Jan 2022 🧬 DNA Interest Group
18 Jan 2022 ☕️ Board Meeting
13 Jan 2022 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
10 Jan 2022 🛠Education Team Meeting
5 Jan 2022 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
25 Dec 2021 ☃️Christmas Day
24 Dec 2021 🌇 Eve
17 Dec 2021 (copy) 🍁 New England Interest Group
8 Dec 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
25 Nov 2021 🍁 NO New England Interest Group Today!
25 Nov 2021 🥧 Thanksgiving Day
24 Nov 2021 NO British/Irish Interest Group today
20 Nov 2021 🎤 All-Hands Membership Meeting plus Sharing Stories
18 Nov 2021 🧬 DNA Interest Group
16 Nov 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
11 Nov 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
10 Nov 2021 NO British/Irish Interest Group this week
6 Nov 2021 🎟Fall Seminar - Making Sense of Your DNA Matches, with Diahan Southard
1 Nov 2021 ⏱ Deadline - Submissions for Sharing Stories
31 Oct 2021 🍑Halloween
28 Oct 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
27 Oct 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
23 Oct 2021 🎤 A Tour of the New SMCGS Website, by Mike Davis
21 Oct 2021 🧬 DNA Interest Group
19 Oct 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
14 Oct 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
13 Oct 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
29 Sep 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
25 Sep 2021 🎤 1950 Census: Are You Ready?, by Thomas MacEntee
23 Sep 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
21 Sep 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
20 Sep 2021 🌾 Sukkot begins at sundown
16 Sep 2021 🔗 DNA Interest Group
15 Sep 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
9 Sep 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
6 Sep 2021 ⛑ Labor Day
1 Sep 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
28 Aug 2021 Union Cemetery Field Trip
26 Aug 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
19 Aug 2021 🔗 NO DNA Interest Group in August
18 Aug 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
12 Aug 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
4 Aug 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
24 Jul 2021 🎤 Using Maps to Tell Stories, by Sue Long
22 Jul 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
21 Jul 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
20 Jul 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
15 Jul 2021 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 DNA Interest Group
8 Jul 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
7 Jul 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
4 Jul 2021 🇺🇸 U.S. Independence Day
26 Jun 2021 📣 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
24 Jun 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
23 Jun 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
22 Jun 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
19 Jun 2021 It's Official!
17 Jun 2021 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 DNA Interest Group
10 Jun 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
9 Jun 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Interest Group
31 May 2021 🕺 Go Line Dancing today!
27 May 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
26 May 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Group
24 May 2021 ✈️Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
22 May 2021 🎤 The Importance of On-Location Research in a Digital World, by Craig Siulinski
20 May 2021 🔗 DNA Interest Group
18 May 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
13 May 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
12 May 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Group
5 May 2021 🇲🇽 Cinco de Mayo
28 Apr 2021 🇬🇧☘️ British/Irish Group
24 Apr 2021 🎤 Sisters Unite! Two Hundred Years of Women's Suffrage, by Lisa Oberg
22 Apr 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
20 Apr 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
15 Apr 2021 🔗 DNA Interest Group
14 Apr 2021 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
10 Apr 2021 🛠 Workshop - Using Photos in Microsoft Word, with Maggie Melaney
8 Apr 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
31 Mar 2021 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
27 Mar 2021 🎤 Angel Island, by Grant Din
25 Mar 2021 🍁 New England Interest Group
23 Mar 2021 ☕️ Board Meeting
18 Mar 2021 🔗 DNA Interest Group
17 Mar 2021 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
11 Mar 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
8 Mar 2021 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
20 Feb 2021 🎤 DNA: Finding My Grandfather, by David Brunzel
3 Feb 2021 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
23 Jan 2021 🎤 Children Left Behind, by Judy Fambrough Billingsley
21 Jan 2021 ✂️ DNA Interest Group
20 Jan 2021 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
19 Jan 2021 ☕️ SMCGS Board Meeting
14 Jan 2021 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
26 Dec 2020 🎤 NO General Meeting in December
10 Dec 2020 🇩🇪 German Interest Group
9 Dec 2020 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
25 Nov 2020 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 British/Irish Group
21 Nov 2020 🎤 Preserving Family Photos, Stories, and Documents, by Carolyn Williams
19 Nov 2020 🔗 DNA Interest Group
7 Nov 2020 🎟 Fall Seminar - Gems for Genealogical Research, with Lisa Louise Cooke
24 Oct 2020 🎤 Creative Hypothesis Development for Brick Walls, by Jan Joyce
26 Sep 2020 🎤 The Mystery Aussie, by Pam Wong
22 Aug 2020 🎤 NO General Meeting in August
25 Jul 2020 🎤 Orphan Train and Home Children, by Chris Green
27 Jun 2020 🎤 Northern California Genealogy, by Sean Conley
30 May 2020 🎤 10 Reasons Why You Can't Find Your Ancestors, by Gena Philibert-Ortega
2 May 2020 🎟 Spring Seminar (CANCELED) - Gems for Genealogical Research, with Lisa Louise Cooke
25 Apr 2020 🎤 (CANCELED) - Orphan Train and Home Children, by Christine Bell Green
28 Mar 2020 🎤 (CANCELED) - Preserving Family Photos, Photo Stories, Documents, by Carolyn Williams
22 Feb 2020 🎤 Titanic Connections: Exploring the Legend & Genealogy, by Sheryl Rinkol
13 Feb 2020 🛠 Workshop - US Land Records in Public Land States, with Martha Wallace
25 Jan 2020 🎤 Researching Off-line: Using Archives, Libraries, & Courthouses, by Lisa Gorrell
28 Dec 2019 🎤 NO General Meeting in December
23 Nov 2019 🎤 Brick Wall Busters: Techniques for Genealogical Success, by Sharon Hoyt
2 Nov 2019 🎟 Fall Seminar - The Law, GPS Evidence, and DNA Ethics, with Judy Russell
19 Oct 2019 🎤 Researching Ancestors in Historical Events: A Salem Witch Trials Case Study, by Melinda Kashuba
28 Sep 2019 🎤 What You Don't Know about Ancestry.com, by Crista Cowen
24 Aug 2019 🎤 Indexing Work Day
27 Jul 2019 🎤 Round Table Discussions
22 Jun 2019 🎤 Sharing Stories: Readings and Potluck
18 May 2019 🎤 Mayflower Families, by Bob Trapp
4 May 2019 🎟 Spring Seminar - Your Genealogy: Research, Organize, & Solve, with Michael John Neill
27 Apr 2019 🎤 The Power of Digital Photography and Family History, by Ron Madson
11 Apr 2019 🛠 Workshop - Finding Power in Your Family's Story: A Writing Workshop, by Regina Mason
30 Mar 2019 🛠 Workshop - Writing Family Stories, by Craig Siulinski
23 Mar 2019 🎤 Gen Mtg - Lies, Lies & More Lies: Can DNA Solve My Parental Lineage?, by Jeff Valiant
23 Feb 2019 🎤 City Directories: A Window into your Ancestors' Lives, by Pamela Brigham
14 Feb 2019 🛠 Workshop - Hispanic Genealogy: Spanish Records, by Lucy Jennings Sweeney
26 Jan 2019 🎤 Blogging for Sharing Family History Stories, by Craig Siulinski
17 Nov 2018 🎤 Prohibition, by Ray Cosyn
3 Nov 2018 🎟 Fall Seminar - Exploring DNA, with CeCe Moore
20 Oct 2018 🎤 A Year in Salem: The Witchcraft Crisis of 1692, by Gay Scott
22 Sep 2018 🎤 Researching Civil War Ancestors, by Mary Boyle
28 Jul 2018 🎤 Round Table Discussions
19 May 2018 🎤 The Streets of Menlo Park, by Bo Crane
5 May 2018 🎟 Spring Seminar - Forensic Genealogy plus California Research: Missions to Present, with Sheila Benedict
21 Apr 2018 🎤 English Probate and Death Duty Records, by Chris Green
24 Mar 2018 🎤 Making A Family Video to Share, by Dr. Jan Joyce Aherns
24 Feb 2018 🎤 Who's in Your Neighborhood? Meeting the Diverse Research Needs of Your Community, by Linda Harms Okazaki
27 Jan 2018 🎤 The Slave Narrative that Freed Me, by Regina Mason
4 Nov 2017 🎟 Fall Seminar - Federal Records plus Mapping the West, with Pamela and Rick Sayre
3 May 2017 🎟 Spring Seminar - Not Your Usual Records, with Amy Johnson Crow
22 Oct 2016 🎟 Fall Seminar - Research Rewards, with Paula Stuart-Warren
18 Jun 2016 🎤 Ancestry Day by the Bay
7 May 2016 🎟 Spring Seminar - Successful Searching, with Thomas MacEntee
2 May 2015 🎟 Spring Seminar - Immigration and Ancestral Customs, with Warren Bittner CG
1 Nov 2014 🎟 Fall Seminar - How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists, with Judy Russell

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 5569
Redwood City, CA 94063-5569
https://smcgs.org

 

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