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Thursday, January 30, 2020

February Events

     Sat, Feb 22, 2020 10:30 am–12:00 pm, Free
Titanic Connections
 Exploring the Legend and Genealogy
Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, entrance in back. 

 Sheryl Rinkol

Come aboard and discover the history of the Titanic from design through on-board life to disaster. The genealogy of Titanic descendants, both victims and survivors, will be highlighted including the modern-day genealogy center in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Titanic collectibles will be displayed.

Sheryl Rinkol is a 35-year Titanic enthusiast, both a researcher and lecturer on the topic. She is the author of the book Titanic Today which will be available at the meeting.

               Everyone is welcome at SMCGS events.  Meetings are free 

US Land Records in Public Land States
Presenter: Martha Wallace
Thursday, February 13, 2020   2:30pm - 4:00 pm
Cañada College Library Computer Lab, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, San Mateo.
SMCGS Members $5, Non-members $10. Free for Cañada College students, faculty, and staff.


Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group

Next Meeting: February 8, 2020, 9am-11:30am
Meeting location: 875 Quince Ave, Santa Clara, CA

  • Beginning Irish Research
  • DNA Painter
  • Reunion - Correcting Mistakes, Using the Clipboard

                 Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society
General Meeting: “Find the Records, Tell the Story”

Victoria Kinnear
Tuesday, February 18, 6:45 - 8:30 pm
Light refreshments will be served 6:30 pm
Santa Clara Central Park Library (map) 
Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents: 

~Judy G. Russell—The Legal Genealogist~ 
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 - 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Scheduled Lectures 
  • Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
  • NARA Myth-Busters: Your Family IS in the Archives 
  • Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War 
  • After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA

For More Information or To Register Online:

Save the Date
Saturday 2 May 2020

Lisa Louise Cooke is a world-class genealogy speaker, and the producer and host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast and the Genealogy Gems app. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on the topics for the SMCGS Spring Seminar 2020.

Ticket sales open on February 15, 2020

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