SMCGS General Meetings
General meetings are held monthly except for August and December, typically on the 4th Saturday of the month. Check dates, as some meetings are moved to the 3rd or 5th Saturday.
* 10:00-10:30 am -- Coffee and chat. Catch up on the news. Ask questions. Meet the speaker.
* 10:30 am - 12 noon -- Announcements, followed by talks on subjects of interest to all levels of genealogists
Note: While coronavirus social distancing guidelines are in place, SMCGS monthly meetings will be held via the Zoom web conferencing system. Please see the section below for special instructions for our Zoom meetings.
Location (once social distancing is no longer necessary): Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403 (see map below). Entrance is at the back of the church off the parking lot. Look for the SMCGS sign.
For a partial list of past monthly meetings, click here.
Special instructions for Zoom meetings
While coronavirus social distancing guidelines are in place, SMCGS
will not hold in-person monthly meetings. Instead, when possible we will
hold the meetings via the Zoom web conferencing system. Several days
before the date of the meeting, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent
to SMCGS eNews subscribers (both members and non-members) and will also
be posted (along with a handout, if there is one) in the Members Only section of this website.
The Zoom meetings will be open for a social mixer for half an hour before the formal meeting begins. The Zoom meetings will be run as follows:
If you have not previously downloaded the Zoom application, you may wish to do so before the meeting. If you click on the Zoom link, you will be given an opportunity to download the application.
Location of our monthly meetings
When we start meeting in person again, our monthly meetings will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403. Entrance is at the back of the church off the parking lot. Look for the SMCGS sign.