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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Barry's Bits and Upcoming Events

San Francisco Examiner

                       Upcoming Events                         

Barry Hinman and Mary Lou Grunigen volunteer at the San Mateo County Genealogical Society library located at Canada College in Redwood City. They welcome members of the Society and visitors who would like a tour of the library and an introduction to its holdings. They are also available, of course, to consult about genealogical problems or research strategies. They are there from 1:00-4:00 on the second Tuesday of every month if the Canada library is open to the public on that day.  

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 – Workshop: Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch
Christine Bell Green PLCGS 

2:30 am–4:00 pm; Cañada College Library Computer Lab, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, San Mateo

FamilySearch is a powerful (and free) genealogical program that is constantly growing and changing. This hands-on workshop allows users to experience the records, the catalog, the Wiki – and learn which records can be accessed at home and/or at a Family History Center.
Cost $5 SMCGS members, $10 non-members


Christine Bell Green is a professional genealogist and teacher at Palo Alto and Mountain View/Los Altos Adult Schools. She is a past-president of SMCGS.

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October Meeting:  


A Year in Salem: The Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
Gay Scott

 Join us for a Halloween meeting looking into what happened in the Salem witch trials. Gay will delve into witchcraft roots from Mesopotamia to Europe and England leading up to the witchcraft crisis of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Gay's 7x great grandmother was accused of being a witch in Salem in 1692.

Gay Scott has a love of history and is a member of the Mt. Diablo Chapter DAR, the Anne Hutchinson Chapter Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, San Francisco Chapter Magna Charta Dames and Barons and now the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches. She is married with two children and three grandchildren. She told her two grandsons that now they could be members of the Sons of Witches but they didn't seem too interested.


Saturday, October 20 
10 am - cookies and coffee
10:30-12 noon  
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo Entrance in back.

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November Meeting: Prohibition  -- Ray Cosyn




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