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Transcribing and Abstracting Genealogical Records

General Meeting: Saturday February 27, 2016

Guest Speaker: Richard Rands

Learn the basic rules of transcribing your ancestors’ handwritten records and discover more about your ancestors’ lives.  Richard gives examples of cases where the meaning of a document could be significantly changed by mis-transcription or omission, and suggests ways you can deal with this in your own documents.

Attendance is recommended for anyone hoping to do research before 1850, or learn about ancestors with bad handwriting, or deal with sloppy clerks.

Starting February 2016 - DNA Interest Group!

This new interest group will meet regularly on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:15 to 3.45 pm in the Cañada College Library.

The purpose of this group (initially at least) is to ask questions and get help interpreting your DNA results and deciding on next steps. The format will be similar to that of the two established Interest groups – there will be no charge to attend but membership in SMCGS is a requirement to join.

British Special Interest Group

Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 10AM in the 1st floor meeting room at Redwood City Main Library. There is no charge for the group, but you must be a member of SMCGS. Come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. For more information contact programs@smcgs.org.


German Special Interest Group

The German Special Interest Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 9:30am at the FHC at the LDS Church in Menlo Park. 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



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