Submitted by Linda Schmidt: Member since 2017
Submitted by Linda Schmidt: Member since 2017
This is the wedding photo of my husband’s paternal grandparents, Ed Schmidt and Hazel Carpenter, married on September 28,1914. Lawrence Welk grew up with the bride and groom and played at their wedding. Ed’s brother, Homer, was a member of Welk’s band and played the drums. He later had his own band, called the Bohemian Band, but unfortunately, he never made it as big as Lawrence Welk.

Our Meetings and Events

2019 Fall Seminar - Saturday, October 12
Angie Bush, celebrated genealogist and DNA expert presents "A Day With DNA." Experience four DNA genealogy sessions in one day. Learn how to combine DNA evidence and traditional genealogy to unlock mysteries within your family tree. Beginners to experts in DNA analysis and genealogy will benefit. CCCGS members receive a special discount. Visit our 2019 Fall Seminar page for full details and to register. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Meetings
These evening meetings feature a guest presenter on a genealogy topic and are free to both members and the public.
  • Time and Date: 7 – 9 p.m. 2nd Thursday of January, March, April, May, June, July, 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.
  • 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 gets together to discuss genealogy research and to help each other in their various efforts. It meets at the home of member, Susan Swindell.
  • Time and Date: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (lunch at IHOP follows) 2nd Monday of each month
  • Location: Contact Susan Swindell at Swindell@value.net for more information and her address.  
Annual Fall Seminar
This popular all-day event, held in October, features a professional from the genealogy field who conducts a deep-dive into a broad topic of interest. A raffle and book sale are part of the event. The seminar 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 eleven times per year (not in August) 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
September 12
Reclaim the Records!
Brooke Schreier Ganz, the first genealogist to successfully sue the government archive for the return of records to the public, shares her story and why record sharing is a priority ...

October 12
A Day With DNA
Angie Bush, Master Genealogist with Ancestry.com, presents four genealogy sessions in one day at our 2019 Fall Seminar. Discover how to combine DNA evidence with traditional genealogy to unlock mysteries within ...

November 14
Preserving Family Photos, Stories and Documents
Carolyn Williams will present tips and procedures for preserving physical and digital photos and documents for future generations.