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Saturday September 19th - Peripatetic Germans

September Meeting

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:30 am
Topic: Peripatetic Germans
Speaker: James Baker, PhD, CG

This presentation describes the two significant waves of German emigration to the US, (a) from 1693 to 1790, and (b) from the early 1800's to 1914.  Departure and arrival ports and their data are spotlighted along with key online sites that are helpful for identifying emigrating ancestors. The major immigration books are also discussed.

May Field Trip - Holy Cross Cemetery

The Memorial Day flags were out at Holy Cross Cemetery for our SMCGS field trip May 23rd.  We had a very informative tour by Monica Williams, the Director of Cemeteries for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  Among the residents we visited were Joseph Alioto, Joe DiMaggio, and Bank of America Founder A.P. Giannini. We also saw a red tailed hawk with a juvenile hawk among the pine trees.   Monica gave us some history of the cemetery, and talked about the removals from Calvary in San Francisco.  We stopped to give our regards to Maggie’s g.g.grandma and some other friends.  It was a very worthwhile and interesting trip in spite of the somewhat chilly weather. Photos courtesy of Dennis Maness and his long-range camera!

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 to SMCGS members for the group, just come and bring your knowledge and questions to share with other researchers. You must be a member of SMCGS.  For more information contact programs@smcgs.org.  Please note this group will not meet in July or August.  Fall session starts Tuesday, Sept 8.
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month, starting in September, 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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