Workshops and Classes

Upcoming Workshops:

MARCH 9 2017

America’s Historical Newspapers Workshop
Mar 9, 2017 2:30 – 4 pm
Cañada College Computer Lab
$5 for SMCGS members, $10 for non-members

This workshop will teach you some of the important features of the America's Historical Newspapers Database. You will learn the newspapers it contains and the dates covered.

America’s Historical Newspapers Database at Canada College Library is free to use at home with a Peninsula Library Card. There are several commercial newspaper databases available to genealogists and each database has different selections of newspapers available. Come and learn how you can best use America's Historical Newspapers to find your family and your ancestors in newspaper records.

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Workshops are $5 for SMCGS Members, $10 for Non-Members 
Workshops are FREE to Cañada College Faculty, Staff & Students 

Location: Cañada College Library Building 9, Third Floor, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94061.

Our SMCGS Library is located at the rear of the Cañada College Library.

Workshops are usually held in the computer lab.


Advanced registration helps us plan to have enough handouts and extra people available for hands-on help.  Please email your name and the workshop name and date that you are registering for to


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To avoid getting a parking ticket, be sure to purchase a $2.00 parking permit at the machines in Lot 1 or Lot 7. The permit is good for the entire day.

Contact us for more information.