Submitted by Steve Stierwalt: Member since 2015
Submitted by Steve Stierwalt: Member since 2015
In 1946 after my Dad got out of the Army, he and his brother started their own wood shop making custom cabinets. Times were lean, so for my parents first Christmas he made my Mom a knick-knack shelf. Five children later, that corner shelf is seen way in the back of this photo. I now have the shelf as a beloved family heirloom.

Our Meetings and Events

General Meetings
These evening meetings feature a guest presenter on a genealogy topic and are free to both members and the public. Until further notice, our meetings will be held via Zoom. You must register to attend. Visit the Events page for more information and registration links. 
  • Time and Date: 6:30 – 8 p.m. 2nd Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, and November.
  • Register for these Zoom meetings on the Events page.
Research Meetings [Note: Currently these meetings are suspended until further notice]
These evening meetings provide opportunities to do research using databases at the Concord Family History Center and to get help from knowledgeable mentors. These meetings are free to both members and the public. Until further notice, these meetings are suspended. 
  • Time and Date: To be determined
Monday Morning Roundtable
This is a group that meets once a month via Zoom to share information on helpful genealogy research and to assist each other with their personal genealogy projects.
  • The Zoom meeting takes place the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Gorrell at snrylisa@gmail.com for details. 
Annual Fall Seminar/Webinar
This popular event, usually held in October, features a professional from the genealogy field who conducts a deep-dive into a broad topic of interest.
 
Descendants Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter, Descendants, is published ten times per year (not in August and December) and is included with every membership. You must be a member to receive or have access to the newsletter located in the Members Only section of this site. Feedback, ideas and suggestions for the newsletter are welcomed at Newsletter@cccgs.net
 

Upcoming Events
February 9
“Ancestral Road Trips, Part I: Finding Ancestors East of the Mississippi” With Madeline Yanov
As American colonies grew, people migrated to the frontier in search of more space, land, and job opportunities. Part I of this presentation covers U.S. migration along the eastern seaboard, ...

March 9
“Ancestral Road Trips, Part II: Go West Young Man” With Madeline Yanov
As American colonies grew, people migrated to the frontier in search of more space, land, and job opportunities. Part II of this lecture begins with the Louisiana Purchase, and Lewis ...

April 13
" A Look at Forensic Genealogy" With Brittany Rex
Did you know that there are over fifteen specializations in forensic genealogy? Join us for an overview of the most common specializations in the field. We will also discuss ...

May 11
CCCGS Annual Business Meeting and "Show & Tell" Event
Members only meeting where we install new members to the board and provide a finanical update. The meeting is followed by a "Show & Tell" event where members share family ...

June 8
"Tracking Down Your Eastern European Ancestors (Part 1)" With Pam Vestal
In spite of the many wars, boundary changes, and political and natural catastrophes, an astonishing number of records exist for our Eastern European ancestors, both here and abroad.  We'll explore strategies for finding their places of ...