San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together


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  • 12 Sep 2021 3:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the SMCGS 2021 Fall SeminarMaking Sense of Your DNA Matches, presented by Diahan Southard. Please click here for additional information.

  • 1 Sep 2021 8:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Profile menu item had a bug that may have prevented you from updating your profile. When you clicked the Profile menu tab, you were incorrectly redirected to rather than remaining on The bug is fixed now, so please try again.

  • 23 Aug 2021 8:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kathy Klebe, president of the Historic Union Cemetery Association, will be leading a tour of the Union Cemetery on August 28 at 10AM.  For more information, and to register, click here.

  • 23 Aug 2021 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are now accepting stories for the Sharing Stories event in November. Click here for more details and an application.

  • 18 Aug 2021 10:36 AM | Margaret Melaney (Administrator)

    The library at Cañada College is now open with reduced hours.  See the Library Information page for opening times and contact info.

    Please note that parking permits will NOT be required for the Fall semester only.  

  • 4 Aug 2021 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can now access this website using the URL rather than, although both URLs are valid. When logging in, be sure to use your new password rather than the one you used on the old website.

  • 19 Jul 2021 8:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are sad to announce the loss of another valued SMCGS member, Ruth Satterthwaite. Ruth worked behind the scenes in the library, managing all our periodicals, and she was a cheerful volunteer on many SMCGS projects. Do you have memories of Ruth that you would like to share? If so, please send them to

  • 10 Jul 2021 4:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Barry Hinman, a valued long-time member of SMCGS and Librarian Emeritus at Stanford University, passed away recently. We would like to have an article in our next newsletter with people’s remembrances of him. Do you have memories of Barry that you would like to share? If so, please send them to

  • 17 Jun 2021 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The field in the Member Profile previously called "Research topics" has been renamed to "Locations." This was done to clarify the purpose of the field, which is to help members search for other members who are researching the same locations

  • 15 Jun 2021 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SMCGS Library is housed in the Cañada College Library. If the college reopens, we may be able to open our library. On June 14, the Daily Journal posted an article on reopening plans for San Mateo County colleges: College reopening accelerated.

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San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 5569
Redwood City, CA 94063-5569


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