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   Nancy Evans

Nancy O'Connor Evans - Genealogy


Vernon Smith (1st Vice President, DNA Group, Website, Past President)
Vickie Settle (2nd Vice President, Publicity)
Karen Parsons (Secretary)
Conn Rusche (Treasurer)
Sierra Pope (Registrar, Past President)


Anita McPherson (Newsletter)
Betty Wood (At Large)
Sue Keller (At Large)
Kathleen Devlin (At Large) 

Ron McGinnis (At Large)


Jo Ann Rowley-Minhoto (Library)
Drusilla Miller (Library)
Cathy Gowdy (Research)
Laurel Hilton  (Writers Group)
Shirley Hudson (Hospitality)
Phyllis Garratt (Consultant)

Kathy Farrel (LDS Liaison)

To contact a Board Member, email addresses can be found in the Members Directory in the Members Only section.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


MCGS needs you!  We are a 100% volunteer organization and we have many ways you can assist by volunteering with us.  Here are some examples:

  • Board Member -  Board Meetings are held once a month, virtually.  If you're not sure what position you'd like to fill, consider joining as an At-Large member first.
  • Officer - The Leaders of our Board! 
  • Monthly Meetings - When we meet in person, the room needs prepped, and we like to greet our visitors personally. 
  • Special Projects - Recently we assisted the Missing In America project.  Are you interested in tackling a One-Place Study or helping us transcribe records? Suggestions for future projects are very welcome.
  • Library & Mentorship - Share your expertise by assisting members and visitors who need advice.
  • Field Trips - Organize a trip to your favorite research venue; we're open to suggestions and would appreciate the coordination. 
  • Sales - Help our Publicity chair with our Zazzle store, See's Candy fundraisers, and more.
  • Website - Found an error or have a suggestion for how to improve our site, please let us know! 

Interested in any of the above or have additional ideas?  Contact Nancy Evans, President


Committees of the Society may include but are not limited to the following: 

    1. Program
    2. Newsletter
    3. Publicity
    4. Research
    5. Library
    6. Website

BOARD MINUTES and materials

A copy of Board Minutes from prior meetings is available on the Board Meeting Minutes Page.

Here are additional Board Resources:  Board of Directors Material 


Read / download the Bylaws
Passed by the membership on April 27, 2017

Conn Rusche, Secretary for Bylaw Revision


Read / download the Standing Rules

Approved by the Board on June 8, 2017


Marin County Genealogical Society was formed in May 1977 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit California Corporation.

Past Presidents:

2018-2020            Vernon Smith

2014-2017            Sierra Pope

2011-2014            Jim Robinson

2009-2011            David Williams

2008-2009            Cathy Gowdy

2007-2008            Shirley Genetin

2004-2007            Kathy Cortez

2003-2004            Susan Trumbull

2002-2003            Esther Kooiman

2000-2002            Carl Black

1998-2000            Lauren Boyd

1996-1998            Jim Robinson

1994-1996            Pat Friesen

1993-1994            Carol Kemp

1991-1993            Jim Robinson

1989-1991            Esther Kooiman

1988-1989            Joy Lehmann

1986-1988            Esther Kooiman

1984-1986            Joy Lehmann

1983-1984            Edgar ‘Ted’ Sliney

1981-1983            Hugh Wallace

To Aug 1981         Kay Willis

1978-1981            Jack Castor

1977                         Marvin Lewis



For general correspondence or access to meetings, please contact us at info@maringensoc.org.   

For research questions, please see our Research Page

Members, please feel free to email Board Members directly using the Member Directory.

Postal address:

Marin County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1511
Novato, CA


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