Half Moon Bay History Association
Celebrating the Legacies of the Coastside
Everyone Welcome
Finger foods. Refreshments. friendly conversation
Next Meeting will be Tuesday,
​June 6

​​​​​​   5:30 PM  724 Kelly St.   HMB​
(The Portuguese Cultural Center)​
Business starts 6:00
History Program - about 6:20
​​Come hear about how to explore your family tree - and how to research the families of local history!
“Fascinating Families of the Coastside"

Learn how to explore your own family tree


​​Ron Madson, a passionate family historian for 12 years, has also been a photographer for over 20 years. His 45 years in IT and image processing experience helped him bring these two loves together. With a BS and MS in Math, he served 7 years as the educational coordinator for the largest international IBM computer users group and for 10 years he was the technical education coordinator for an international insurance company.

Reared in Seattle, Ron has lived on both coasts. His careers have included owning and operated a successful toy store, as well as a construction business. He built built custom homes including his own retirement home in El Granada. He lives there with his wife Patricia, plus a Himalayan cat and seven koi fish.

​Not sure how to get started with your family history research?

​​This month’s meeting of the Half Moon Bay History Association will explore basic genealogical research resources, skills, and methods to get started or improve your genealogy knowledge. The session will be tailored to meet the purposes, interests, and skills of those in attendance. Coastside family history research resources will be discussed.

​​As well, distant and online resources will be examined. As examples of how to proceed, presenter Ron Madson will take a look at researching three important Coastside families: Names like... Miramontes, Simmons, and Cunha.

Ron will be giving anyone interested in doing work on their own family some free “How-to” research materials.