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Saturday July 18th - What's New at Family Search

July Meeting
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:30 am
Topic: What's New at Family Search
Speaker: Margaret Melaney

Classes, videos, blogs, wikis, "5 Minute Genealogies", Rootstech online....Family Search is more than just the search button.  Do you know how to find the thousands of records only available through the catalog?  Come find out what's new, and what you've been missing from this excellent, unique resource.

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May Field Trip - Holy Cross Cemetery

The Memorial Day flags were out at Holy Cross Cemetery for our SMCGS field trip May 23rd.  We had a very informative tour by Monica Williams, the Director of Cemeteries for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  Among the residents we visited were Joseph Alioto, Joe DiMaggio, and Bank of America Founder A.P. Giannini. We also saw a red tailed hawk with a juvenile hawk among the pine trees.   Monica gave us some history of the cemetery, and talked about the removals from Calvary in San Francisco.  We stopped to give our regards to Maggie’s g.g.grandma and some other friends.  It was a very worthwhile and interesting trip in spite of the somewhat chilly weather. Photos courtesy of Dennis Maness and his long-range camera!

German Special Interest Group

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2PM in the Cañada College Library near the genealogy desk. There is no charge to SMCGS members for the group, just come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. You must be a member of SMCGS.  For more information contact programs@smcgs.org.  Please note this group will not meet in July or August.  Fall session starts Tuesday, Sept 8.

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