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Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories
Submissions are open!

Join the fun and write a family history or local San Mateo County story.
Submit your story to SMCGS to be entered into a drawing for prizes, publications
and/or reading aloud at a monthly meeting.  Each entry receives a small gift.
For more information and guidelines click here.

Here is a PDF of the flyer.

Click here for a submission form. 
Please fill it out and email it along with your story to

Sharing Stories Readings and Pot Luck - May 20

Case Study: A complete genealogy starting from nothing with Steve Morse

March Meeting

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017,  10:30 AM - 12 Noon

Topic: Case Study: A complete genealogy starting from nothing
Speaker: Stephen Morse
Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman
This lecture presents a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained. It also shows how to obtain records in spite of name misspellings, and how to avoid accepting wrong information.

Not Your Usual Records with Amy Johnson Crow - Spring 2017 Seminar

Registration is open!

Join us Saturday May 6 2017, 9 am - 3 pm to hear Amy Johnson Crow speak on using unusual records in your research. 

Topics include:

• Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
• After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Vets
• Finding Ancestors Before 1850
• Desperately Seeking Susan: Finding Females

British Genealogy on the Internet

April Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017,  10:30 AM - 12 Noon

Don't miss Chris Green showing us the latest on researching your British ancestors online.


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