News & Events

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of Covid-19 concerns, most SMCGS general meetings, workshops, and interest groups are being held remotely, using the Zoom web conferencing technology. Please watch this website or SMCGS's Facebook page for details. The SMCGS Board is monitoring information from the San Mateo County Health Department ( and will make decisions based on their recommendations. Stay well!

Everyone is welcome to attend SMCGS general meetings. A link to each Zoom meeting will be sent to SMCGS eNews subscribers several days before the meeting. SMCGS members are automatically subscribed unless they choose to "unsubscribe."  Non-members can also subscribe; if you're not already a subscriber and wish to become one, click here.

SMCGS Board meetings will continue to held by Zoom. See the calendar for dates. If you would like to offer suggestions or attend, please email

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For a flyer of SMCGS upcoming events, click here.

A recording of Sean Conley's Zoom presentation on June 27, Northern California Genealogy, is now available until July 31 in the Members Only section of the website, under Handouts/Recordings/Zoom.

Craig Siulinski, who talked about Blogging for Sharing Family History Stories at our January 2019 general meeting, is giving a Life Story Writing Online Summer Course starting July 14. There is a free overview of the course on June 30. For more information, see Local Genealogy Classes in the Programs section of this website.