San Mateo County Genealogical Society's Blog featuring society events, projects, meeting notes and other items of relevance to genealogists.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Barry's Bits

culled from the San Francisco Examiner by Barry Goyette 

Politics as usual












But let's not 
worry too much






SMCGS Obit: Maxine Driscoll

SMCGS member and long time Daly City resident, Maxine Driscoll, died 23 Nov 2016 surrounded by family members.   Maxine Claire Books was born 11 Sep 1929 in Modesto, CA, the second of three daughters of Olive Crist and Samuel Books.  She was a librarian, employed by the San Francisco School District for 46 years.  

Maxine was married for over 50 years to Raymond Finnbarr Driscoll (1923-2004). They had three children, twins Teresa and Joan and Raymond Edward.

A member of SMCGS since Sep 2001, Maxine was known by many. Her friendly face will be missed by all.  

Maxine, who had been in poor health for some time, was cremated.  At her request there was no memorial.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sharing Stories

We Invite You to Write a Story
AND SUBMIT IT TO

THE SMCGS STORY WRITING EVENT OF 2017

Sharing Stories


Join the fun and write a family history or local San Mateo County story.
Submit your story to SMCGS to be entered into a drawing for prizes; and/or for publication, or reading aloud at a monthly meeting. Each entry receives a small gift. 

SCHEDULE

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February 9, 2:30-4 pm - Writing Workshop with Elliot Margolies
March 15 - Submissions OPEN, watch for announcements
April 30 - Submissions DEADLINE
May 20, 10:30 am-1 pm - Event! Story readings, prizes drawn, gifts given,
family storyteller speaker, & POTLUCK LUNCH


PRIZES

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All entries receive a small gift on day of the event, May 20
All entries entered into the Sharing Stories drawing for three $25 cash prizes
• Additional drawing for entries about or which take place in San Mateo County for three SMCGS tote bag prizes


GUIDELINES

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• Open to all SMCGS members & non-members
• Non-fiction family or San Mateo Co. stories
• 1,000 words or less
• Up to three entries per person
• Sample story topics: A person, family, incident, birth/marriage/death, immigration, place (house, business, church, etc.)
• Photos, maps or other graphics encouraged
• Online submissions only via website
• Writers must agree to have their stories printed in the SMCGS newsletter, blog, or Facebook page
• Questions? Contact SharingStories@smcgs.org

THINK, TELL YOUR FAMILY STORIES,
YOUR 3rd GREAT GRANDKIDS WILL THANK YOU.






Sharing Stories