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Join us for a Tour of St. John's Cemetery, San Mateo Friday June 10th

Meet us at St. John's Cemetery at 10:00am
Meet at the entrance to the cemetery, 910 Oregon Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402. 

Directions: Go North on Alameda to Parrott Dr. , follow road L onto Yale, first R  onto Oregon. 

The tour will be lead by Kathy Wade, whose father was a caretaker of St. John's.  See his plaque at the entrance.

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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.


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.

DNA Interest Group

This new 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.


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