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This mailing list is established for those who are interested in corresponding with, or learning about the activities of, the Marin County [California]Genealogical Society. Activities of The Society and meeting announcements will be posted to the list.
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This is also a place for discussions of genealogy in general. Society members on the list will have knowledge they can share regarding genealogy in Marin County; however, queries that require record look-ups are to be referred to the Society's research committee members. Other appropriate topics are genealogically related humor postings (we all need a break from the ancestor search!) and software discussions.
The Society's web site will be found at http://www.maringensoc.org Do take a look to see what has been recently posted and also to check our schedule of meetings and events. There is also a beginner's breakfast held monthly to help new members and new researchers. Plan on joining us! It is a good way to get to know others in the Society in a more relaxed manner than there may be time for at the general meetings.
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