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Research Rewards From Paula Stuart-Warren - Fall 2016 Seminar

Join us to hear Paula Stuart-Warren on Saturday October 22, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm

Preregistration has closed but walk-ins are always welcome!
Please join us this Saturday.

Paula will be presenting a Program of Four Lectures:

  • What Next? Developing Step-­by­-Step Research Plans
  • NUCMC & Its Cousins: Keys to Lost Ancestral Records
  • Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies and Beyond
  • Research Rewards in County Courthouses and Town Hall Records

October General Meeting : SMCGS/CSGA joint meeting

Please join us on Saturday, October 29th 10:30am to 12:15pm
The meeting will start at 10:30am but please join us at 10:00am for coffee, cookies and conversation!

SMCGS will be hosting this joint meeting with the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA)

You will learn a bit about who CSGA is as well as hearing two great speakers.

Our 1st speaker will be Cath Trindle.  Here topic is "FDR's Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression"

Just as the Depression touched the lives of nearly everyone in the US, so did the FDR's New Deal.  In an effort to revitalize the "American Spirit" Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his advisers created  dozens of agencies. Come for an overview of the purpose of the agencies, whether they worked and the types of records that were created.   Those records, carefully archived, sit in many facilities throughout the country, waiting for the interest of family historians to peek.  The future is now, where will you find your family?

Our 2nd speaker will be Janice M.Sellers.  Her topic is  "Why Would They Put It Online If They Didn't Want Me to Use It?: Copyright Issues for Genealogy"

Using Facebook for Genealogy: A Hands-on Workshop/Class Thursday, November 10 2:30 – 4:00 PM

  Using Facebook for Genealogy: A Hands-on Workshop/Class
           Thursday, November 10, 2016, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
           Cañada College Library Computer Lab,
           4200 Farm Hill Road, Redwood City

$5 Members   $10 Non-members

There are 10,000+ pages and groups on Facebook related to genealogy & history. What are these? How do I use them for genealogy?

Use Facebook to Learn, Share, Research, Connect.

Member's Roundtable November 19th 10:30am

Please join us at our November General Meeting for our annual Member's Roundtable discussions.

Topics this year are:

  • Irish

  • Mid West

  • DNA

  • Book Publishing

This is our annual gathering where YOU share your research, successes (and failures) and have a chance to ask questions of other members.  There will be four tables, each with a different focus.
Table-hopping is allowed.


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