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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


ZOOM LINKS

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


Our Holiday Fundraiser! 

Thank you for supporting MCGS with your purchase of See's Candy this holiday season.  Orders may be placed by clicking on the flyer.



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

Meets at 10:30am on the 2nd Wednesday of most months.  This group is a benefit for Members only.  Laurel Hilton offers monthly assignments and opportunities for review and sharing.  See our Writing Group Page  for more information.


Book Club

Beginning in November 2021, we're hosting a book club! Books on historical or genealogical topics will be featured. Please see our Book Club Page for the current selection.



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! 


MCGS RESEARCH LIBRARY

Many resource materials are hosted in the MCGS  Library at 220 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA.  Currently closed due to COVID; we'll post here when it reopens!  


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!


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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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