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.

Palo Alto Adult School (workshop)

Location: PAHS campus/Cubberly

Organization: Palo Alto Adult School


Instructor:  Rachel Kellerman /

Genealogy Workshop 8 weeks

Trinity Monday Genealogy Club (Intermediate/Advanced)*

When: Mondays 10:00 am -12:00 noon
Location:   Via Zoom with occasional in-person events
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.  

For more  information, please contact

* AKA Zoom branch of the SMCGS auxiliary

San Mateo Adult School

Location: San Mateo Adult School – Room 24 

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


Call the adult school for information about classes 650-558-2100    

Not currently offered.  Unable to obtain any more information about this class.

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!

Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society

What:  Genealogy Basics Special Interest Group

When: 2nd Wednesday each month, 10:00 am - 12:00 

Where: via Zoom


This SIG is hosted by Nancy Moffett, and is a discussion of genealogy techniques.

Menlo Park Family History Center


The Menlo Park Family History Center is gradually expanding its operating hours to pre-pandemic levels.

Starting in October, we will open the Family History Center on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00am - noon.

Menlo Park Family History Center Operating Hours:

Saturdays:                              9:00am - 11:00am

Third Tuesday of the Month:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Third Tuesday Dates:  September 19

                                    October 17

                                    November 21

                                    December 19

San Francisco Family History Center


975 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066-2403 United States

Family History Center Operating Hours:

  • Wednesday: 12:30pm-4:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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