Welcome to the San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society

The San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society (SRVGS) was organized in 1985 with the idea of providing resources, assistance and educational opportunities in a social environment that would allow its members to successfully research their ancestry. To fulfill these goals the society offers monthly meetings with speakers presenting topics covering various aspects of genealogical research. It publishes a monthly newsletter to keep our membership informed of the latest happenings. It offers several Special Interest Groups (SIGs), where members with common interests can meet and discuss their specific areas of research.  It provides resources ranging from a large selection of reference books, conveniently kept at the Danville Public Library, to information on local genealogical libraries. It also offers classes for the beginning researcher and those interested in genetic DNA. All this is done within a community of like-minded individuals ready to encourage and assist others and to share their experience.


Our Next General Meeting

 April 21, 2020 Has Been Cancelled!

A message to our membership from President Steve Watty:
Out of an abundance of caution and per the recommendation, limiting large gatherings, from the CDC and local public health officials, the SRVGS General Meeting scheduled for March 17, 2020 is cancelled. Any updates regarding scheduled Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meetings will be sent by each SIG coordinator.
We want all our SRVGS members to remain healthy, so will take this proactive approach and then reevaluate conditions and any future recommendations from the public health sector during the coming month and take appropriate action.
Please refer to the last newsletter for the many educational opportunities available, via the web, from the safety of your own home.
Watch this space for further up-dates.

(See our scheduled line-up of speakers and other event's at our Events page ).


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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SIG Meetings Cancelled!

ALERT - Looks like all SIGs will be cancelled in April, 2020 due to the Covid-19 Shelter in Place order. "Cancelled" is being applied to their announcements on this Web Site, when the SIG leader requests it. But, check with your SIG leader before going to any SIG meetings in April, 2020.


Danville Family History Center Closed! 

ALERT - On Friday, March 13, 2020 Chris Eberts-Engstrom, Danville Family History Center Director, announced that the Danville Family History Center would be closed until further notice because of possible Covid-19 virus exposure to attendees. Several of our SIGs meet there as well as many members utilize their services.

SRVGS has had a number of Special Interest Groups over the years in addition to the half dozen that now meet monthly. We encourage members to start their own SIG meetings on topics they are interested in, as a way of learning by teaching. The SIGs come and go, over the years but we promote them and they are a vital part of our Society. There have been SIGs on Macintosh, Azores Research, Using Computers and the Internet, RootsMagic and more. If you are interested in a topic, not currently covered please volunteer to lead the group and we will publicize and arrange for a place to meet.



Our newsletter is published monthly, except for August and December.  In it you will find information on our next speaker, a summary of the  last speaker's presentation, the date and location of the current month’s Special Interest Groups, educational opportunities available in the local area and on-line, a list of webinars you can access from your home computer and other timely notices of genealogical interest. You can look through this month's newsletter or browse the newsletter archive.


Facebook Page

Facebook LogoWe have a public Facebook Page where comments from club officers and visitors are made. Usually the posts are helpful genealogy tips that can be acknowledged and commented on. Join us in educating our genealogy community. 

Upcoming Events
April 7
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Board Meeting Via Zoom
The April 2020 Board Meeting will take place over the Zoom App. An invitation will be sent to all Board and Committee Members with sign-on

April 8
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cancelled Irish Scottish Research
Detailed SIG information.

April 13
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Cancelled FamilySearch SIG
Detailed SIG information.

April 16
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cancelled Publishing SIG
Detailed SIG information.

April 20
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Cancelled DNA SIG
Detailed SIG information.