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Thursday, August 2, 2012


San Mateo County Genealogical Society’s
September 2012 Workshops at
Cañada College Library
Workshops are $5 for SMCGS Members - $10 for Non-Members
Workshops are FREE to Cañada College Faculty, Staff & Students
September 4, 2012 – 2:30-4pm
SCOTTISH ROOTS ONLINE – With Cath Trindle, Professional Genealogist
A hands-on opportunity for those with Scottish research to explore some of the great websites devoted to Scottish genealogy. This workshop will highlight government sites, pay for view and subscription sites as well as some of the many free sites that help us further our Scottish research. No Scottish in your family? Come anyway. Other attendees may appreciate an extra pair of computer savvy hands.
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September 6 and 13, 2012 – 4:30-6pm
BEGINNING GENEALOGY – With Chris Green and Diane Smelker
Learn how to get started with researching your genealogy. Session One will cover “Looking at Home and Talking to Family” and “Census Basics 1900-1940”. Session Two will cover “Major On-line Resources”, “Vital Records Overview” and “Bay Area Libraries With Genealogy Resources”. Additional classes on request.
Tuesdays September 11, October 9, November 12 and December 11
Drop In Workshops
SPANISH RECORDS IN THE NEW WORLD – With Lucy Sweeney
Lucy will help anyone with Spanish records in the New World: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. We will search for records, translate those we find, and add information to the person's family tree. Receive one-on-one assistance with your Mexican and Hispanic research.
Planning to attend? - Email librarian@smcgs.org

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