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

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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. 
  • Time and Date: 6:30 – 8 p.m. 2nd Thursday of January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November
  • Address: LDS Building 1360 Alberta Way, Concord 
Research Meetings 
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: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday of February, October
  • Address: Concord Family History Center, 3700 Concord Blvd, Concord
Monday Morning Roundtable
This is a group that meets weekly to share information on helpful genealogy research and to assist each other with their personal genealogy projects. The meetings take place via Zoom. 
  • Time and Date: Mondays at 10 a.m. 
  • Contact Lisa Gorrell at snrylisa@gmail.com for information on how to join
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. During the year 2022, the program will be presented online as a webinar.The webinar is open both to members and the public. It is fee-based with members charged a reduced rate. 
 
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
January 12
"Focused Research: Using Research Plans" With Lisa Gorrell
Do you feel like your research just goes in circles, that you keep finding the same information, or you have brick walls you can't solve? Being focused in your research ...

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 ...

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 ...