About SMCGS

The San Mateo County Genealogical Society supports the study of family history on the San Francisco peninsula and beyond through educational programs with locally- and nationally-known speakers, a library with more than 60,000 books and 80 genealogical periodicals, online catalog, databases & records, the First Families program, and research services.

Ten months of the year, SMCGS hosts coffee & cookies and a short general meeting followed by a speaker. Twice a year, SMCGS hosts a full day seminar with well-known genealogical speakers. Workshops and classes are also held throughout the year.

SMCGS produces a weekly blog and six newsletters/year.

There are many volunteer opportunities for connecting with fellow genealogists, and we invite everyone to participate.

Find us on Facebookon Pinterest, and on our Blog, or through email at news@smcgs.org. Sign up to be on our mailing list.

No matter where you live, or what your genealogy interests are, join SMCGS and expand your knowledge through our excellent educational monthly speaker seriestwice-yearly seminarsworkshops & classes, and weekly blog