The Beautiful San Ramon Valley        Photo courtesy: Ted Shapas  
General Meeting (in person)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Flyer graphic and link for May 21, 2024 In-Person Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10 a.m. at the Danville Family Search Center, Alamo, California. There will be in-person socialization for the first time in several years. The address is 2949 Stone Valley Road, Alamo, California.  We will also have election of officers for the term of June 2024 - May 2026 and a free light lunch for members. Society members, please send an RSVP to Susan Hanck at

Some of our planned activites::

  1. Election of Officers
  2. A mini-educational talk by Mark McClaren on DNA (including one DNA kit door prize)
  3. The "Relatives Around Me" feature of FamilySearch
  4. A Freebies table
  5. SIG signup and information table 
  6. Lunch

Note: We are seeing if there's interest in an Italian Research Special Interest Group. Information and a signup sheet will be available at the meeting. Please contact Karen LaDuca for more information.


The video from the April 16,  2024, Robert M. Wilbanks IV talk, "Heading West, Starting Fresh: Our Ancestors and American Expansion" is available for one month by logging into the member section of our web site. 


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 previous issues.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups Image of 5 silhouettes of people

SIG Meetings Will Be Online: Most SIG groups are using Zoom to meet on-line. SIG Leaders will email call-in instructions to SIG members. To be safe, check with your SIG leader before attending any SIG meetings. Review the latest 5 events (on right side of this web page), or click right below on "View Full Listing" to see all events.
SRVGS has had a number of Special Interest Groups over the years in addition to the five 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 when we resume meeting in person. In the meantime, our SIG Zoom sessions are the perfect place to meet.

Danville FamilySearch Center (DFSC)

The Danville FamilySearch Center, 2949 Stone Valley Rd, Alamo, California 94507. The DFSC Director is Kevin Ganschow.
The Danville FSC is closed until further notice due to ongoing rain leakage into the computer/research room. Roof repairs are continuing but not expected to be completed until later this month (March, 2024) or next month. An announcement will be made when the FSC reopens. The Concord and Oakland FSCs remain open for your use.

About 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.

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. 

BOD Meetings

We have a Monthly Board of Directors meeting, currently via Zoom, where any member of our Society is welcome to attend. To receive a meeting invitation, please email our president at before the meeting. The BOD meetings begin on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. and last between 1-2 hours. The BOD does not meet in August or December. Also, please see our About page for more info about our officers.

Upcoming Events
May 27
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FamilySearch SIG
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before the meeting.   Note: It's meeting on the 4th Monday of the month this month. Had to reschedule ...

June 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FamilySearch SIG
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before the meeting.

June 12
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Irish and Scottish Research SIG via Zoom
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before the meeting.  

June 17
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
DNA SIG Online via Zoom
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before the meeting.

June 18
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kim Richardson - "A New Strategy For Brick Walls"
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before the meeting.