Welcome to SMCGS

The San Mateo County Genealogical Society supports the study of family history in the Bay Area and beyond. We have monthly meetings, twice-yearly seminarsworkshopsspecial-interest groups, a genealogy library, online databases, and research services. We produce a newsletter, a blog, and a Facebook page, and we send occasional email notices about SMCGS events to anyone who is interested.


For a flyer of SMCGS upcoming events, click here.

A recording of Jan Joyce's Zoom presentation on October 24, Creative Hypothesis Development for Brick Walls, is available until November 23 in the Members Only section of the website, under Handouts/Recordings/Zoom.

A recording of Carolyn William's Zoom presentation on Novembver 21, Preserving Family Photos, Stories, and Documents, is available until December 5 in the Members Only section of the website, under Handouts/Recordings/Zoom.


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 (https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus) 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 (both members and non-members) several days before the meeting. SMCGS members are automatically subscribed to eNews 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 president@smcgs.org.

Stay connected with SMCGS via Facebook, our eNews mailing list, or our Blog, using one of the links in the box at the lower left of this page. For more details on connecting, click here.​