San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

Local Genealogy Classes

Genealogy classes in the Central Peninsula

Listed below you will find links to some of the local Genealogy Classes. Please check each offering organization for current classes and schedules, which may be affected by the pandemic.

Palo Alto Adult School

Location: Greendell School, Room P3

Organization: Palo Alto Adult School


Mountain View/Los Altos Adult School

Location: Mountain View/Los Altos Adult School, room 107, 333 Moffett Road, Mountain View

Organization: Mountain View - Los Altos Adult School


Trinity Monday Genealogy Club (Intermediate/Advanced)

When: Mondays 10:00 am -12:00 noon
Location:   TBA
Instructor: Margaret Melaney

This is an ongoing class where students learn about genealogy from each other by sharing their techniques, hints, and discoveries.  Students should be experienced in doing independent research, and will be expected to actively engage in class discussions.  Topics are decided during the first session.  The class meets every week from September to late May, with a short break in December.  Fees are set by the class members.  Last year it was $75 membership for the year. 

During the summer, we keep in touch via our blog and email.  We also are scheduling "Genealogy in the Park" sessions as California starts to open up.  Bring your frisbee.

For more  information, please contact  

San Mateo Adult School

Location: Menlo Park Family History Center 1107 Valparaiso Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025 

Organization: San Mateo Adult School  Instructor: I. H. Barlow 


GENEALOGY SERIES # 1  Dates: 8/19 – 9/30 Days: Thu  12:30 – 2:30 pm $90 

GENEALOGY SERIES # 2  Dates: 10/7 – 12/2, no class 11/11 & 11/25 Days: Thu  12:30 – 2:30 pm $90 

Call the adult school for information about classes 650-558-2100    Register in person, by mail, or at the first class meeting.

Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group

Location:  875 Quince Avenue, Santa Clara, CA

Organization: Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group  


SVCGG has a general meeting the 2nd Saturday of every month except for Dec and a Reunion for the Mac meeting the 4th Thursday of every month except Nov/Dec. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone is welcome!

Library Drop-In at Atherton Library

On hold during library construction.

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 5569
Redwood City, CA 94063-5569


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