San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together


Why join SMCGS?

Member support is essential for SMCGS to fulfill our commitment to preserve and index local records and to bring quality genealogical education and resources to the community. 

SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions, minus the value of any gifts received, are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Member emails are added to the SMCGS email list for notification of meetings, seminars, workshops/classes, and newsletters.


  • Support a community of people interested in genealogy
  • Provide educational opportunities
  • Preserve and index San Mateo County records
  • Provide a variety of genealogical resources covering San Mateo County, the U.S., and the world

SMCGS Member Benefits:

  • Recordings of recent online general meetings, as available
  • Reduced registration fees on Workshops and Seminars
  • Special Interest Group membership: British, Irish, DNA, German, and New England, with more to come
  • Newsletters online and emailed to you, six per year
  • Speaker handouts online

Membership Options:

  • Individual:  One year $30 or two years $55
  • Family (two people): One year $40 or two years $75  
  • Lifetime memberships are available at graduated rates:

    • Ages 30-39: $400
    • Ages 40-49: $350
    • Ages 50-59: $300
    • Age 60 and up: $250

Join today!

Please select one of the following membership levels. If you would prefer to send your membership application by mail, you can print out the form here and send it with a check.  

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San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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