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The Story of Camp Fremont June 25th 10:30am

World War I Army Training by San Francisco Bay: The Story of Camp Fremont

Hidden World War I tunnels on the Stanford campus? Author Barbara Wilcox first heard about them from a geophysicist colleague when she was working at the USGS in Menlo Park. She later learned that as America entered World War I in 1917, Stanford University leased three-fourths of its Palo Alto land to allow the creation of an Army training camp, Camp Fremont, headquartered in present-day Menlo Park.

Immigration to the United States before 1820 - July 23rd 10:30am

The 1819 Customs and Immigration Act regulated the number of passengers a ship could bring to the United States and stipulated criteria for caring for these passengers on the voyage.

DNA Interest Group

The DNA interest group meets 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 is to ask questions and get help interpreting your DNA results and deciding on next steps. The format is 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.



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