San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

Local Archives and Libraries

Local archives and libraries

San Mateo County

San Mateo Public Library - the SMCGS Library is housed here
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Archives of the Diocese of San Francisco

St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road. Menlo Park, CA  94025
Phone: 650-328-6502 or email

  • Parish Registers (assorted)
  • Bound Volumes of the "Monitor" from 1862
  • Card index of Monitor items and parish records
  • Church history and official papers

Green Library, Stanford University

557 Escondido Mall Stanford, CA 94305

Peninsula Library System

The Peninsula Library System (PLS) is a consortium of 35 public and community college libraries

Menlo Park Public Library

800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650.330.2500

Menlo Park Family History Center MPFHC
107 Valparaiso Ave  
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650.325.9711

College of San Mateo Library
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650.574.6100

Skyline College Library
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: 650.738.4311

Libraries and Archives Further Afield

California State Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA  94612-3031

Tel. (510) 663-1358

Sutro Library
(Genealogy and Family History)
J. Paul Leonard Library, Rm. 610
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco 94132
(415) 469-6100
Ask Sutro Library a Question

San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco History Center - 6th Floor

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94102-4733
(415) 557-4400

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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