San Mateo County Genealogical Society Spring 2008 Seminar

The San Mateo County Genealogical Society (SMCGS) has announced their Spring 2008 Seminar.

Your Immigrant Ancestors
By Land and Sea

Saturday, March 29, 2008
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

1st Presbyterian Church
25th & Hacienda
San Mateo, CA

Featured Speaker: Stephen P. Morse

The schedule is as follows:

8:15 AM – Registration begins

9:10 – 10:40 AM – One Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Tools – Steve Morse

10:40 – 11:45 AM – Before You Cross the Pond – How to Find Your Ancestor’s Place of Origin – Chris Green

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Lunch-Raffle-Book Sale

12:30 – 1:20 PM – Track One – UK Passenger Records 1600-1900 – John Gleed
12:30 – 1:20 PM – Track Two – Eastern European Genealogy – Finding Ancestors Amidst the Changing Map of Europe – Stephen Danko

1:30 – 2:20 PM – Track One – Early San Francisco Records Including Passenger Arrivals 1840-1906 – James Smith
1:30 – 2:20 PM – Track Two – Immigration from Canada to the United States – John Gleed

2:20 – 3:30 PM – Track One – Immigration from Europe through UK, Germany, Netherlands 1750-1900 – Inge Harding-Barlow
2:20 – 3:30 PM – Track Two – A New Look at Passenger Manifests: Information in Passenger Lists You Might Not Know is There – Stephen Danko

Registration is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. Late registration at the door is $27. Registration includes a syllabus.

Membership in the SMCGS is $25 for one year.

Seminar attendees may bring their own lunch or may order lunch for $8.

For more information and a registration form for the event, go to: .

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5 Responses to San Mateo County Genealogical Society Spring 2008 Seminar

  1. Barbara Poole says:

    Steve, I was so happy to see your name listed, not only once, but twice as a guest speaker. I know you will do well, and I wish I could be there to cheer you on.

    My ggrandfather was born 1856 in Benicia, California, so I would really be interested in your lecture on Passenger Lists. Are they going to tape the lectures?

    Looking forward in reading your blog about this seminar.

  2. Cheryl says:

    YEA! I printed out the form and will mail in my registration tomorrow! Can’t wait, looking forward to it! This is going to be a GREAT seminar!

  3. Thanks for your encouraging words, Barbara and Cheryl!

    I don’t think the lectures will be recorded, but I’ll certainly blog about the seminar. I’m looking forward to hearing Steve Morse and Chris Green in the morning. Since my two talks are in the afternoon, I’ll only be able to sit in on one afternoon session and I can’t decide whether to attend James Smith’s talk on Early San Francisco Records or John Gleed’s talk on Immigration from Canada to the Unted States.

    And Cheryl, I’m looking forward to meeting you at Maureen Taylor’s Seminar on February 9 and then seeing you again at the SMCGS Spring Seminar in March!

  4. Cheryl says:

    I have heard Steven Morse speak, he is great. I haven’t heard Chris Green, but am looking forward to it! I am also very much looking forward to meeting you, finally, and hearing your presentations! I figured I could help you with that decision on which session to attend in the afternoon on March 29th. I know that must be a difficult decision for you to make, so………why don’t you just do a third talk!?! 😉 Just kidding, good luck in making that tough decision! Will be seeing you before we know it!

  5. Rita Nutile says:

    Steve Morse spoke at the Santa Clara library last year. He was an inspiration. I have used his website constantly and have recommended it to many people.

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