San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

Past Seminars

On this page, we list SMCGS seminars for the past several years, as well as a few that are planned for the rest of this year. You can also see a list of the most recent past seminars at the bottom of the calendar page, after the future events.



  Spring [None]
  Fall Gems for Genealogical Research Lisa Louise Cooke
  Spring [None] 
  Fall Making Sense of Your DNA Matches Diahan Sothard



  FallUsing and Interpreting RecordsMichael John Neill


   SpringThe Best Things in Life Are Free - Using Free Online Genealogy ResourcesSusan Goss Johnston
   FallFederal Secrets Revealed John Colletta 


   SpringA Cooke's Tour of Google Lisa Louise Cook
   FallProven Methods for Genealogical SuccessTom Jones 


   SpringA Day with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLSJoshua Taylor - FGS President
   FallLibrary Sources & Ancestral OriginsCurt Witcher - Allen County Public Library


   SpringBrick Walls: Bust 'Em, Don't Build 'Em Susan Goss Johnston and James Baker 
   FallA Day in Court with The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell 
   SpringImmigration & Ancestral CustomsWilliam Bittner
   FallDigging into DNAAngie Bush - The Genetic Genealogist
   SpringSuccessful SearchingThomas MacEntee
   FallResearch RewardsPaula Stuart-Warren
  SpringNot Your Usual RecordsAmy Johnson Crow
   FallFederal Records plus Mapping the WestRick and Pamela Boyer Sayre
   SpringForensic Genealogy plus California Research: Missions to Present Sheila Benedict
   FallExploring DNA & Genetic Genealogy CeCe Moore

  Spring Your Genealogy: Research, Organize & Solve Michael John Neill
  Fall The Law, GPS Evidence, and DNA Ethics Judy Russell - The Legal Genealogist



  SummerCivil War ResearchGrace Marie Hackwell
  FallCourt House ResearchWendy Elliott


  SpringUsing Newspapers Effectively, Buried Treasures on the Web, Finding Immigrant Ancestors, Potholes and QuagmiresMyra Vanderpool Gormley   
  FallDiscover Your Hispanic RootsPeter Carr


  Spring"Solving" the Problem On-Site, 
Using Little Known Sources, 
Evidence Conflicts...What Shall I Do?
Making the Most of Clues
Christine Rose
  FallPublish on the Web, 
Designing Your Site, 
Graphics on Your Website, 
Digital Cameras
Jana Black


  SpringAre you a Wee Bit Irish?Nora M. Hickey   
  FallWhen the Sources are Wrong, 
Tracing the Origins of Early 18th Century Palatine Emigrants, 
Family Tradition: How to Separate Fact from Fiction, 
How Psychic Roots Became an "Unsolved Mystery"
Hank Jones, author of Psychic Roots and other books






  SpringAncestry Research in the U.S. and Great BritainBob Trapp,
John Gleed, 
Dr. Inge Harding-Barlow
  FallGenealogy and TechnologyRoots Magic: Bruce Buzbee,
Spreadsheets in Genealogy: Annette Hulse,
Hand Held Computers: Gayle Simons,
Memory Sticks: John Gleed.
Digital Cameras: Cath Trindle,
Scanners: Betty Pickett


  Spring [None] 
  FallPropelling Your USA ResearchTrack 1: 
U.S. Census: Gayle Simons,
Land Records: Chuck Knuthson,
Migration from the UK: John Gleed,
Atlantic Coast to Miss. River: Marcia Holstrom,
Miss. River to Pacific Ocean: Chuck Knuthson
Track 2: 
Kentucky: Pamela Dallas,
Mississippi: John Gleed,
Ohio: Richard Ferman,
Louisiana: Chris Green,
California: Cath Trindle,
Virginia: Pamela Dallas


  FallOn the Research TrailChristine Rose


  SpringYour Immigrant Ancestors by Land and SeaStephen Morse
  FallGathering the EvidencePaula Stuart-Warren 


   SpringThe Women in Our LivesCath Trindle, Pamela Dallas, Gayle Simons, Rosemary Kennedy, Deborah Osterberg, and Janet Brigham Rands
   FallEffective Internet GenealogyKaren Clifford


[To be done -- see archived SMCGS newsletters for listings]


[To be done -- see archived SMCGS newsletters for listings]

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

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San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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