Event Calendar

GSSCC – – DNA Special Interest Group Meeting
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 – – 10:00 AM
Central Branch Library upstairs meeting room
224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, California

Moderated by Maria Mueller and Gail Burk
Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County

Come join us in the library meeting room on Tuesday, June 6, at 10:00 AM.
At the June session, we will talk about Living DNA.
There will be a handout for this meeting.

Please bring your laptop and know your passwords
We will also explore topics of interest for future meetings

The DNA SIG will be on hiatus during July and August, 2023

Per Santa Cruz Public Library announcements, all visitors are strongly
encouraged to continue to wear face masks while inside the library

What to Do with Our Family Research and Heirlooms
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Kathy Nielsen

What to Do with All of Our Family Stuff:
Research, Documents, and Heirlooms

Tuesday, JUNE 6, 2023
1:00 PM PST
Please note new “hybrid” viewing option: streaming in the downtown library’s upstairs meeting room!

Online registration through the SCPL website is required for home viewing
of this event. To register, please type in or click

We have all collected family research, memorabilia and heirlooms over the years.  But will our family want to continue collecting these items? This program will examine how we might define our legacy and preserve and pass on family treasures to future generations. Discussion will cover how to organize, preserve, share, or let go of family papers and possessions. Kathy’s presentation will help us to avoid the overwhelm.

Kathy Nielsen is a librarian, historian and storyteller. She has hosted a virtual monthly program, All Things Relative, at the Monterey Public Library. Kathy is the co-founder of the Monterey County Genealogical Society’s special interest writing group, Off the Charts. She is currently a popular genealogy speaker on the Monterey Peninsula, and has been featured on Lisa Louise Cooke’s weekly YouTube program, Elevenses.


Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop with Mike Epperson
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Watsonville Public Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

275 Main Street, Unit 100, Watsonville

GSSCC Annual Picnic
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Skypark, large gazebo, Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley

Exploring the Un-Indexed Records at FamilySearch
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Junel Davidsen, Certified Genealogist

Via Zoom, register at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries events page