Welcome to SCCHGS
SCCHGS is proud to provide frequent classes, seminars and speakers on both local history and genealogy topics. Our volunteers offer free consulting and low-cost research services and continue to index local genealogical records not available elsewhere. Please explore this site to see all of these great resources and more.

Our general meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. Check below for time, location, and registration requirements for specific events.

Upcoming Events

10
Jun
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If you have taken the AncestryDNA test and want to know what your next steps might be, join us for a walkthrough of what Ancestry has to offer. We will take a look at what information your match list can provide and at how to sort out that long list of “cousins”. We will review the inheritance path to help you figure out how you are related to people on that match list, evaluate the relationship distance, and how/where to add them to your tree. The goal of the class is to give you an overview of how to interpret the results and get you started working with your matches.
REQUIREMENTS: Must have taken an AncestryDNA test and received your results.
12
Jun
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Have you taken a DNA test at 23&Me? or, FTDNA? Would you like an overview of how to interpret the results and get started working with your matches? Join us for a walkthrough of what each of these companies has to offer. We will take a look at what information your match list can provide and how to sort out that long list of “cousins”. We will review the inheritance path and the relationship distance so that you can figure out how you are related and how/where to add them to your tree. The goal of the class is to get you started identifying the DNA that your ancestors left you. This class will be concentrating on atDNA (Family Finder at FTDNA). Check back later for details on Y-DNA and mtDNA at FTDNA.
REQUIREMENTS: Must have taken an DNA test at either 23&Me or a Family Finder test at FamilyTreeDNA and received your results.
16
Jun
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What happens over time when the pieces come together? This presentation will help us to appreciate the joy of filling in the family history combining research, history, maps, timelines, DNA connections and family stories to give a more complete picture of our ancestors’ lives. Gail is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo earning a B.S., M.A. and numerous life teaching credentials. She taught high school for 38 years, 18 of those running the Independence High School Planetarium. Gail published an article in the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group Newsletter called Pastfinder, September 2014, about her experience in Bulgaria researching her maternal family history. She traveled to Scotland to research her family history for a month each time in 2015 and 2017, gathering an abundance of information to share in her presentations and to help with her family history.
16
Jun
SCCHGS Election of Officers

The election of officers was concluded May 19th. And the following individuals were elected:

    President Linda Sanders
1st Vice President Nancy Moffett
2nd Vice President Marcia Holstrom
Secretary Pat Solomon
Treasurer Bob Cloke
Librarian Sue Fitzpatrick

The installation of officers will take place at our June general meeting or at a later meeting whenever the shelter-in-place order ends.

Closure
All Santa Clara city libraries are closed - through at least May 31st.
Santa Clara City:    City COVID-19 Update

Santa Clara Library:    FAQ About the Library Closure

SCCHGS activities
All SCCHGS activities at the library are canceled until further notice. This cancellation includes general meeting and speakers, classes, research, volunteer activities, etc.

General meetings and speaker presentations for May and June are planned to be online, via Google Meet. Watch for announcements on this page.

Volunteer consultants are still available to provide help and guidance with genealogy. Email your questions to .

Board meetings will continue on their normal schedule, via Google Meet. Members may check the Members Area page for more info.

Be safe.


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