Events

Check back often to see what is happening with the MCGS and other genealogy associations and groups around the SF Bay area.


Upcoming events

    • May 05, 2018
    • June 04, 2022
    • 50 sessions
    • Star Restaurant, 1700 Novato Boulevard, Novato.

    Saturday Breakfast:
    Join MCGS members for breakfast at 9:00 on the first Saturday each month at Star Restaurant, 1700 Novato Boulevard, Novato.
    A good chance for beginners and new members to learn about us!




    • March 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 24, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Family History Library, Salt Lake City
    Register

    MCGS Research Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, March 17 - 24, 2019.

    Join Will Deady, Susan Trumbull, Jim Robinson and other Society members on a week long trip to experience Genealogy research at its finest.
    The Family History Library is the repository for 1.4 million rolls of microfilm along with over 600,000 books & trained staff to help.

    Further details and registration information are in this Flyer.

    Download a List of Tips for this trip.

    For the above two pdf documents, make sure that you download the documents to your computer, and open them with Adobe Acrobat, before you try to print them.

    View a slide show about what you can expect on this trip.

    Please contact Will Deady or Susan Trumbull for more details

    or phone 
    Will Deady at (415) 491-4204, Susan Trumbull at (415) 897-1617,
    or Jim Robinson at (415) 493-6312
    • March 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • LDS Church, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

    The next DNA meeting will be on Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 at 7 pm at the LDS Church.
    In the first part of the meeting we will again have an open forum where members will be able to ask questions and share their stories of successes or difficulties that they have encountered while pursuing Genetic Genealogy. Come prepared to participate.

    In the second part of the meeting, we will continue with exploring

    Getting Started with DNA Testing - the Basics.

    In February we dealt with AncestryDNA, and in March we will look at the other DNA companies, including Family Tree DNA, My Heritage, and 23andMe.

    This is intended to help beginners understand what they see when they logon to see their DNA results for the first time.
    Learn how
    DNA will unlock a wealth of information about you and your ancestors. See how your ethnicity can often include regional detail and modern migration information. You will have 1000s of DNA matches to research. These are people who share a common ancestor with you. Some of these will be quite recent and some will be distant. These sites have tools to help you discover how you connect.

    We have members with a range of experience levels and we want to accommodate everyone, so come and ask your questions or share your experiences no matter what level you are at.

    If you have something that you would like explained, do not be afraid to ask. We encourage everyone to speak out, no matter what level of experience they have. Those with more experience love the opportunity to discuss these issues, and we all learn something.

    Please contact Vernon Smith to suggest a topic for a future meeting.


    We meet each month (mostly) to discuss all aspects of Genetic Genealogy, and to provide a forum for discussion as well as time for answering any related questions.

    • March 28, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael


    General Meeting:

    Join us for some Genealogy Roundtables… we’ll have two sessions with three topics in each session

    Pick a topic in each session and share your stories with the group!

    About our Meetings:

    The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.

    We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.

    Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.

Past events

February 28, 2019 MCGS General Meeting
February 21, 2019 DNA Group Meeting
January 24, 2019 MCGS General Meeting
January 17, 2019 DNA Group Meeting
December 09, 2018 MCGS Holiday Luncheon
November 29, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
November 15, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
November 14, 2018 Research Detectives Group Meeting
October 25, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
October 18, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
September 27, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
September 20, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
September 12, 2018 Research Detectives Group Meeting
July 26, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
July 19, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
July 11, 2018 Research Detectives Group Meeting
June 28, 2018 MCGS Field Trip to the California Genealogical Society Library in Oakland
June 26, 2018 Writing Group Meeting
June 21, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
June 14, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
May 15, 2018 Writing Group Meeting
May 12, 2018 Annual Picnic
May 09, 2018 Research Detectives Group Meeting
April 26, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
April 19, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
April 17, 2018 Writing Group Meeting
April 07, 2018 MCGS Saturday Breakfast
March 28, 2018 Writing Group Meeting
March 22, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
March 15, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
March 11, 2018 MCGS Field Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
March 03, 2018 MCGS Saturday Breakfast
February 22, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
February 15, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
January 25, 2018 MCGS General Meeting
January 18, 2018 DNA Group Meeting
January 10, 2018 Writing Group Meeting
December 10, 2017 MCGS Holiday Luncheon
November 30, 2017 MCGS General Meeting
November 16, 2017 DNA Group Meeting
November 08, 2017 Writing Group Meeting
October 26, 2017 MCGS General Meeting
October 25, 2017 Senior Fair
October 19, 2017 DNA Group Meeting
October 18, 2017 Writing Group Meeting
September 28, 2017 MCGS General Meeting
September 27, 2017 Writing Group Meeting
September 21, 2017 DNA Group Meeting
August 24, 2017 No MCGS General Meeting i