San Mateo County Genealogical Society's Blog featuring society events, projects, meeting notes and other items of relevance to genealogists.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

SMCGS Remote Workday


Do you have criminal tendencies?  Want to get your hands on the County jail records?  

We've had several requests lately for jail records, so Cath Trindle has "liberated" the books from CaƱada library and brought them home to photograph the pages.  

She would like some help with photographing the pages and could deliver books for you to work on at home.  The books are about 250 to 360 pages, so volunteers could do part and then pass it on.  

Cath tells me she did one book in 2 hours.  

That's if you don't stop to read the entries.  

If you're interested in helping out, please contact Cath at


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar 2021

We're not having a Spring Seminar, but that doesn't mean you can't go to a Spring Seminar.  This will be of particular interest to those of us doing English research.

If you're seeking ancestors in England and throughout the United Kingdom, this event is aimed at bolstering your knowledge of how and where to research across the pond. Join us for A Day of English Research with Paul Milner.

Date And Time
Sat, May 15, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

For more information, see

Saturday, April 10, 2021

History of the Alpine Inn, Portola Valley


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