San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

Local Archives and Libraries

Local archives and libraries

San Mateo County

San Mateo Public Library - the SMCGS Library is housed here
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

CaƱada College Library
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94061-1099
Phone: 650.306-3267

Archives of the Diocese of San Francisco

St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road. Menlo Park, CA  94025
Phone: 650-328-6502 or email

  • Parish Registers (assorted)
  • Bound Volumes of the "Monitor" from 1862
  • Card index of Monitor items and parish records
  • Church history and official papers

Peninsula Library System

The Peninsula Library System (PLS) is a consortium of 35 public and community college libraries

Menlo Park Public Library

800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650.330.2500

Menlo Park Family History Center MPFHC
107 Valparaiso Ave  
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650.325.9711

College of San Mateo Library
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650.574.6100

Skyline College Library
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: 650.738.4311

Libraries and Archives Further Afield

California State Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA  94612-3031

Tel. (510) 663-1358

Sutro Library
(Genealogy and Family History)
J. Paul Leonard Library, Rm. 610
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco 94132
(415) 469-6100
Ask Sutro Library a Question

San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco History Center - 6th Floor

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94102-4733
(415) 557-4400

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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