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MCGS General Meeting

  • September 26, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

Presentation: Annual Workshop

There will be three different workshops where members choose from among three different topics. We will break into instruction / discussion groups. You will be able to attend the Beginner's Class, which will last the entire evening, or you can attend the other two programs, each of which will last half the evening and be given twice.

This is generally one of the most popular meetings of the year. Bring your friends who may be thinking about taking the plunge and searching for their ancestors, or those whose feet are already wet and want some new ideas.


Beginning genealogy and family history starts with each of us. Come start your genealogy, learn the basics of how and where to search for your ancestors, follow procedures, and get some tips - including free resources for your use. Taught by veteran genealogist Jeffrey Vaillant, who specializes in Civil War Genealogy. Handouts will also help beginners get started.


If your ancestry goes back to New England in the early or late 1600’s you may have a Mayflower Ancestor. Pat will bring the forms, and procedures and tell how you can find out.

Pat holds several positions in Descendants of the Mayflower. She is the Governor of the Redwood-Empire Colony, serves on the Board of Assistants as Deputy Governor of the California Mayflower Society and has been Co-Historian of the California Mayflower Society since 2001.


Jim Staley, author and publisher of The Courdins of Val Pellice. Jim will explain decisions to be made in content, and how to create a book people will want to look at and read, not just place on a shelf.

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 Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, 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.

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