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Spring Seminar with Thomas MacEntee

Successful Searching with Thomas MacEntee on Saturday, May 7, 9-3 pm

Join us to hear the dynamic and inspirational Thomas MacEntee, a master at explaining new search technologies to advance your research in easy-to-understand terms.

    A program of four lectures:

  •      They're Alive: Searching for Living Persons
  •      After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research
  •      Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching
  •      The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists


Pre-Registration has closed

But you can still join us next Saturday

Walk-ins are Welcome!!

The Walk-in price is $48 payable at the door.


For a printable seminar flyer click here.


Heritage Quest Workshop May 12th 2:30pm

Join us for our next hands-on workshop!

Chris Green will be leading a workshop on using Heritage Quest.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm in the Cañada College Library computer lab.

Please bring your library card (your San Mateo County Public Library card is perferable) as we will using Heritage Quest online and you will need a library card for access.
To register please email librarian@smcgs.org.

Workshops are $5 for SMCGS Members, $10 for Non-Members

Lost Cemeteries of San Mateo County Saturday May 21st 10:30am

This talk is based on the blog articles about local cemeteries which Cath Trindle has posted on the SMCGS blog at http://smcgs.blogspot.com.  With Cath's permission, Maggie will be leading you through a power point guided tour of some of our lesser known burial sites, including one with some of her people in residence (called a "hidden gem" in the news), and which was landscaped apparently with the help of another of her ancestors. 

Come watch as Maggie climbs fences and avoids cows on this adventure in San Mateo!


SMCGS will be at Ancestry Day by the Bay

Ancestry.com will be hosting an all-day event in South San Francisco on Saturday June 18th.

SMCGS will have a display table in the lobby and we need several volunteers who would be willing to help answer questions and hand out literature at the table. You would not be alone at the table and you would not have to commit to helping for the whole day - an hour or two would be great! If you are interested in helping please email us at news@smcgs.org.



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