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WELCOME TO THE

MARIN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY!

EXPLORE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Local research assistance is offered by Society experts at affordable rates.  See our Research Page.

OUR MISSION

  • Promote interest in family history through education and sound research methods.

  • Encourage stewardship of genealogical holdings.
  • Provide a forum to share genealogical information.



Upcoming events



MCGS RESEARCH LIBRARY

The MCGS Library is open to the public and is located at the San Rafael Family History Center - 220 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA. The Family History Center is open on Tuesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm and on Thursdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm.  



ZOOM LINKS

Members  can access a complete list of Zoom links for all upcoming meetings here.  (Login required.) 



SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS


DNA Group

Meets at 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of most months.  Genetic Genealogy is explored, and all experience levels are welcome... bring your questions!  See your DNA Group Page for more information.


Writing Group

This group is a benefit for Members only, and meeting times vary based on availability.  Laurel Hilton offers monthly assignments and opportunities for review and sharing.  See our Writing Group Page  for more information.


Book Club

Join us to discuss books that feature a variety of historical and genealogical topics! Please see our Book Club Page for the current book and future selections! All are welcome.




ONLINE RESOURCES

Marin County Records

Indexes of various Marin County vital records, military records, probate files, wills and other documents have been compiled and are searchable by all. Some transcribed or scanned records are also available for Members only.  

The MCGS Kin Tracer Archive

A quarterly publication of our Society from 1978 to 2011. Index of included names and topics are available on this site; full issues are downloadable by Members.  


Genealogy Records Publications

Early Marin County Records are available in book form and may be purchased online. Many thanks to Cathy Gowdy for her efforts in assembling these documents and managing their distribution! 


Support MCGS 



NEWSLETTER

A monthly newsletter is available on the MCGS website and distributed via email blast to our members.  Recurring topics include a Marin Mystery Location; '100 Years Ago in Marin''; and articles submitted by our Members regarding their brick walls, surprising findings, and lessons learned. Please consider contributing your own articles by emailing the Newsletter Editor!


Virtual presentations available to your group 

Several members of MCGS offer presentations for Societies, Libraries and other groups. Our fees are reasonable and support our programs.  We'd love to visit with your group virtually.  Please view our Catalog for more information!

For more information on how to support our organization financially, visit our Donate Page.

If you are inclined to donate your time, we'd love to have you join us, please visit our Volunteer Page.

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