Whether your family has ties to San Mateo County or comes from another state or country, you will find lots of research and educational opportunities with us.  

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TIme to Renew Your Membership

It's that time of year when all of us (except life members) need to renew our SMCGS subscriptions. All membership renewals are now due 1 January 2015. We hope you feel that the excellent general meeting programs, and discount prices for workshops and two top-rated seminars a year, along with our fabulous news letter justify the cost of membership. Where else will you find a group of people who are as interested in your ancestors as you are!

Fall Seminar - Judy G. Russell

Judy G. Russell at the SMCGS Fall Seminar

On November 1st we had our Fall Seminar and enjoyed a fun, fast paced day listening to our guest speaker, Judy G. Russell.  She is an entertaining speaker.

Judy made the topic of the law very interesting and gave us very compelling reasons to add laws and court records (beyond the ones we usually look for) to our research plan.  She taught us about how the law, specifically the law at the time and place we are researching, impacted our ancestor’s lives, and where to find those laws and court records.  Basically she taught us “How knowing the law makes us better genealogists”!

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 for the group, just come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. For more information contact programs@smcgs.org.

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