San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

SMCGS General Meetings

Monthly general meetings

General meetings are held monthly except for August and December, typically on the 4th Saturday of the month. Check dates, as some meetings are moved to the 3rd or 5th Saturday.

Time:

* 10:00-10:30 am -- Social mixer with cookies, bring your own coffee/tea (if meeting in person)
* 10:30 am - 12 noon -- Announcements, followed by talks on subjects of interest to all levels of genealogists

Note: While coronavirus social distancing guidelines are in place, SMCGS monthly meetings will be held via the Zoom web conferencing system. Please see the section below for special instructions for our Zoom meetings.

Location (once social distancing is no longer necessary): Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403 (see map below).  Entrance is at the back of the church off the parking lot. Look for the SMCGS sign.

For a partial list of past monthly meetings, click here.

Special instructions for Zoom meetings

While coronavirus social distancing guidelines are in place, SMCGS will not hold in-person monthly meetings. Instead, when possible we will hold the meetings via the Zoom web conferencing system. Several days before the date of the meeting, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to SMCGS eNews subscribers (both members and non-members) and will also be posted (along with a handout, if there is one) in the Members Only section of this website.

The Zoom meetings will be open for a social mixer for half an hour before the formal meeting begins. The Zoom meetings will be run as follows:

  1. The link will open at 10:00 am so that those of you who wish to can chat with each other. 
  2.  At 10:30, the meeting will begin. There will be a few announcements before the speaker is introduced.
  3. Once the speaker is introduced you will all be muted. Please do not unmute yourself during her presentation.
  4. The speaker will answer questions at the end of the presentations. If you have a question, open the chat at the bottom of your screen. Type your question into the chat. The questions will be read aloud, and the speaker will answer.

If you have not previously downloaded the Zoom application, you may wish to do so before the meeting. If you click on the Zoom link, you will be given an opportunity to download the application.

Location of our monthly meetings

When we start meeting in person again, our monthly meetings will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403. Entrance is at the back of the church off the parking lot. Look for the SMCGS sign.


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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