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!

    • October 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • LDS Church, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

    The next meeting will be on Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 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 half of the meeting, Anita McPherson will lead a discussion about using the What Are The Odds? (WATO) tool at the website DNA Painter, which uses the shared cM of several matches to figure out how a particular match may be related to the others.

    A good explanation of WATO has been provided by Leah Larkin here.

    If you think that you might want to use this tool, it is a good idea to become a member of the What Are The Odds? Facebook group. You will find tips and advice on using the tool.

    Here are some links about using DNA Painter.

    I’m Hooked on DNA Painter. You Should Be Too.

    New Features at DNA Painter

    DNA Painter: Painting Leeds Method Matches

    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.

    • October 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

    General Meeting:

    Genealogy Workshops"

    Our Workshop meeting is scheduled in two sessions with three topics in each session. There will be a break for refreshments in between each session.
    Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two workshops - one in each session.
    One of the topics will be Beginning Genealogy and this will be presented twice, once in each session.