Contra Costa County Genealogical Society - California USA

Contra Costa County Genealogical Society - California USA The Contra Costa County Genealogical Society (CCCGS) is engaged in helping its members research and trace their family trees and to advance the best practice principles of genealogy.

We are located in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Genealogy

Operating as usual

The "door" prizes that will be given out during the two Saturdays, of our Fall Seminar,(Webinar)- Oct 9 & 16
09/17/2021

The "door" prizes that will be given out during the two Saturdays, of our Fall Seminar,(Webinar)- Oct 9 & 16

It is not too late to register for our Fall Seminar with two great speakers on two separate Saturdays next month. We als...
09/17/2021

It is not too late to register for our Fall Seminar with two great speakers on two separate Saturdays next month. We also have some pretty awesome "door" prizes.

It is not too late to register for our Fall Seminar with two great speakers on two separate Saturdays next month. We also have some pretty awesome "door" prizes.

Good free stuff!
09/13/2021
5 Online Genealogy Freebies You’re Missing

Good free stuff!

There is no doubt that genealogists like free stuff. While not everything is free in genealogy (nor should it be), you can access some excellent guides, articles, and other genealogically relevant items at no cost. Aside from free genealogy websites,...

More information regarding the Concord Family History Center as to what it has to offer and the hours it is open.
09/10/2021

More information regarding the Concord Family History Center as to what it has to offer and the hours it is open.

More information regarding the Concord Family History Center as to what it has to offer and the hours it is open.

Our genealogical society has a newsletter, "Descendants", that is sent out to our members monthly, except for Aug. & Dec...
08/31/2021

Our genealogical society has a newsletter, "Descendants", that is sent out to our members monthly, except for Aug. & Dec. The editor for this newsletter is Deb McNaughton. She does an amazing job of putting together a very interesting, and informative newsletter, that includes information on future speakers at our monthly meetings, helpful resources, history, "Genealogy Tip of the Day", and much more. Our annual dues of $25/person or $35/family is well worth it just to receive the "Descendants" newsletter in your email inbox. (I will be posting samples of what Deb puts in the newsletter).

Our genealogical society has a newsletter, "Descendants", that is sent out to our members monthly, except for Aug. & Dec. The editor for this newsletter is Deb McNaughton. She does an amazing job of putting together a very interesting, and informative newsletter, that includes information on future speakers at our monthly meetings, helpful resources, history, "Genealogy Tip of the Day", and much more. Our annual dues of $25/person or $35/family is well worth it just to receive the "Descendants" newsletter in your email inbox. (I will be posting samples of what Deb puts in the newsletter).

08/22/2021
Sunday SF Chronicle did a piece on photos of San Francisco by Minor White from the 1940s and 50s on display at the Calif...
08/16/2021
Minor White Exhibition Tour

Sunday SF Chronicle did a piece on photos of San Francisco by Minor White from the 1940s and 50s on display at the California Historical Society. If you can't get there to see these gems in person, check out this video of the exhibit: https://youtu.be/H71uvHmldqs

Join California Historical Society for a walk-through of a new exhibition entitled San Francisco Photographs by Minor White alongside Director of Exhibitions...

08/08/2021
Find out what's new at FamilySearch by joining this Zoom webinar Tuesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. (Pacific Time). Register at ...
07/23/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: What's New at FamilySearch. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Find out what's new at FamilySearch by joining this Zoom webinar Tuesday, July 27 at 9 a.m. (Pacific Time). Register at this link: https://churchofjesuschrist.zoom.us/webinar/register/9816185837073/WN_WeRI9yZZQ6aaRNZYArSNUQ

As technology progresses, so does FamilySearch and its efforts to help individuals connect with their families past, present, and future. This presentation will walk through many of the new features on the FamilySearch website. This class is not recorded and is only available in a live format.

Register for our fall webinar with two nationally-known genealogy experts. Members pay $20 for both Saturday sessions. N...
07/17/2021

Register for our fall webinar with two nationally-known genealogy experts. Members pay $20 for both Saturday sessions. Non-members pay $45 for both sessions. Idea! Join the CCCGS and pay just $20. Visit cccgs.net for more details.

Register for our fall webinar with two nationally-known genealogy experts. Members pay $20 for both Saturday sessions. Non-members pay $45 for both sessions. Idea! Join the CCCGS and pay just $20. Visit cccgs.net for more details.

SCGS Library Re-Opens onTuesday, July 6, 2021We are so excited to open our doors and welcome back our members, non-membe...
06/16/2021
Southern California Genealogical Society: Official Web Site

SCGS Library Re-Opens on
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

We are so excited to open our doors and welcome back our members, non-members, family historians, and all genealogists
into our library!

The hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The days our library will be open are as follows: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays the first 2 Sundays of each month,
& the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

We may expand these hours and days
later on in the year, depending on the needs of our members and the availability of our beloved volunteers who staff the library.

Special thanks to all of our members, family historians, and genealogists who waited so patiently for the library to open again.
Some of our interest groups and other programs will return to in-person meetings at the library, while others will remain online. All groups and programs will return to the library when the County of Los Angeles gives us the green light to do so.

Southern California Genealogy Society and Family History Society
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91304
818-843-7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com
Email: [email protected]

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06/14/2021
Jamboree 2021 is happy to announce TWO Free events at this year’s conferences JamboFree15+ classes FREE and open to the ...
06/05/2021

Jamboree 2021 is happy to announce TWO Free events at this year’s conferences

JamboFree
15+ classes FREE and open to the public. You just need an SCGS account (think of it like putting on a name badge) JamboFree events begin Monday, June 7 at 9 am PDT. More free classes, including an Advanced Beginning Genealogy class, continue on Wednesday, June 9.
Enjoy JamboFree classes LIVE. They will not be recorded

Exhibit Hall
Free and open to the public (log in with your SCGS account). 48 exhibitors are offering incredible Show Specials. That’s a sale in almost every booth! Save big on your favorite products, services, subscriptions and memberships. It’s a great opportunity to try something you’ve always wanted to at a very reasonable price.
Prize Drawings Our exhibitors have out done themselves this year offering a prize drawing in almost every booth. Prizes include subscriptions to your favorite databases, DNA testing, DNA interpretation, research consulting, memberships, a chance to win 7-night stay in Salt Lake City and more …

Go ahead … register for all the Prize Drawings!

Lastly, you need visit the SCGS booth and enter the prize drawing. The grand prize this year – a 7-night stay at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Tell your friends and family. Share with your local genealogical Society, social group and church.

Come and Join the Fun!
JamboFree events are part of the outreach mission of the Southern California Genealogical Society and provides free genealogical educational opportunities to the general public. JamboFree 2021 is sponsored by the SCGS membership, members of the Jamboree Committee and Ancestry®. We are grateful for their generous and continued support.

Webinar DetailsThe webinar will be held live over two Saturdays, October 9AM to 1:30PM & October 16 9AM to 12 Noon (PDT)...
06/05/2021

Webinar Details
The webinar will be held live over two Saturdays, October 9AM to 1:30PM & October 16 9AM to 12 Noon (PDT) via Zoom Webinar. Paid registrants will receive an invitation to the webinar with a personal link to join. The link cannot be shared. Attendees can view the webinar on a computer (PC or Mac), laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Saturday, October 9th. 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PDT)
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, renowned author and specialist in records of the National Archives, presents three lectures on military history and how to research your ancestors who served:

1. Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors
Methods to find your patriot soldiers, including an effective technique for using the DAR online database.

2. Researching Your Civil War Ancestors
A look at the two kinds of records to find Union and Confederate soldiers. Also covered are pensions, medical records, and prisoner of war records. Plus, reasons for not serving.

3. Researching Your World War I Ancestors
See samples of the kinds of records you can find about ancestors who served in World War I. Adapt similar research techniques to your World War II ancestors.

Saturday, October 16th. 9:00 a.m. to Noon (PDT)
Maureen Taylor, internationally known expert on historic photography identification and preservation, shares two presentations to help you solve your photo mysteries:

1. Who's Little Joe: Photo Detecting 101
Discover who’s who in your family pictures. You will learn 8 clues for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoe boxes.

2. 20th Century Pictures
Your snapshots are full of clues about your family IF you know how to read the evidence. Maureen shares case studies that show you how to uncover details in family photos and tell their story even if you know who’s who.

Plus! 1839 marked the advent of photography. Maureen will help you find pictures of your Revolutionary War ancestors, part of the first photographed generation.

Fees
The 2021 CCCGS Fall Webinar is designed to provide a full genealogical experience over two Saturdays. While attendees can register and pay for just one Saturday, we offer a discount for both Saturday sessions and strongly recommend this for the most satisfaction. In 2021, we are happy to offer our CCCGS Members a deep discount for the webinar.

To register for this amazing event go to:
https://cccgs.net/cpage.php?pt=30

Webinar Details
The webinar will be held live over two Saturdays, October 9AM to 1:30PM & October 16 9AM to 12 Noon (PDT) via Zoom Webinar. Paid registrants will receive an invitation to the webinar with a personal link to join. The link cannot be shared. Attendees can view the webinar on a computer (PC or Mac), laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Saturday, October 9th. 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PDT)
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, renowned author and specialist in records of the National Archives, presents three lectures on military history and how to research your ancestors who served:

1. Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors
Methods to find your patriot soldiers, including an effective technique for using the DAR online database.

2. Researching Your Civil War Ancestors
A look at the two kinds of records to find Union and Confederate soldiers. Also covered are pensions, medical records, and prisoner of war records. Plus, reasons for not serving.

3. Researching Your World War I Ancestors
See samples of the kinds of records you can find about ancestors who served in World War I. Adapt similar research techniques to your World War II ancestors.

Saturday, October 16th. 9:00 a.m. to Noon (PDT)
Maureen Taylor, internationally known expert on historic photography identification and preservation, shares two presentations to help you solve your photo mysteries:

1. Who's Little Joe: Photo Detecting 101
Discover who’s who in your family pictures. You will learn 8 clues for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoe boxes.

2. 20th Century Pictures
Your snapshots are full of clues about your family IF you know how to read the evidence. Maureen shares case studies that show you how to uncover details in family photos and tell their story even if you know who’s who.

Plus! 1839 marked the advent of photography. Maureen will help you find pictures of your Revolutionary War ancestors, part of the first photographed generation.

Fees
The 2021 CCCGS Fall Webinar is designed to provide a full genealogical experience over two Saturdays. While attendees can register and pay for just one Saturday, we offer a discount for both Saturday sessions and strongly recommend this for the most satisfaction. In 2021, we are happy to offer our CCCGS Members a deep discount for the webinar.

To register for this amazing event go to:
https://cccgs.net/cpage.php?pt=30

Father's Day is coming up on June 20th and we will all be looking  for gifts for that special father. This is a great op...
06/04/2021

Father's Day is coming up on June 20th and we will all be looking for gifts for that special father. This is a great opportunity to not only honor dad but to donate to CCCGS with no cost to you.
If you shop for dad at Amazon, do it through "AmazonSmile". Go to amazonsmile.com and select Contra Costa County Genealogical Society as your organization you want to benefit. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the CCCGS. That's all there is to it. The beauty of all this is, it doesn't cost you a cent.

Father's Day is coming up on June 20th and we will all be looking for gifts for that special father. This is a great opportunity to not only honor dad but to donate to CCCGS with no cost to you.
If you shop for dad at Amazon, do it through "AmazonSmile". Go to amazonsmile.com and select Contra Costa County Genealogical Society as your organization you want to benefit. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the CCCGS. That's all there is to it. The beauty of all this is, it doesn't cost you a cent.

Event: Genealogy and DNA, Behind the ScenesHost: Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District (WNPLD) [Illinois]Presenter...
05/14/2021

Event: Genealogy and DNA, Behind the Scenes
Host: Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District (WNPLD) [Illinois]
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Hubbard
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 1½ hrs.
5:00 PM Pacific
6:00 PM Mountain
7:00 PM Central.
8:00 PM Eastern
Description:
DNA testing has become part of genealogical research, but what can it really tell you? What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where do we get the different components of our genetic heritage? Who should be tested to best develop genealogical research? Join Dr. Daniel Hubbard as he answers these questions and more to help us unravel the mystery of a true inside job.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7697278

https://www.winnetkalibrary.org
https://www.facebook.com/winnlib

#genealogywebinar

Event: Genealogy and DNA, Behind the Scenes
Host: Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District (WNPLD) [Illinois]
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Hubbard
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 1½ hrs.
5:00 PM Pacific
6:00 PM Mountain
7:00 PM Central.
8:00 PM Eastern
Description:
DNA testing has become part of genealogical research, but what can it really tell you? What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where do we get the different components of our genetic heritage? Who should be tested to best develop genealogical research? Join Dr. Daniel Hubbard as he answers these questions and more to help us unravel the mystery of a true inside job.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/event/7697278

https://www.winnetkalibrary.org
https://www.facebook.com/winnlib

#genealogywebinar

Event: Family History Interest Group (FHIG)Host: Town & Country Public Library District (TCPLD)Topic: German Immigration...
05/09/2021
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Event: Family History Interest Group (FHIG)
Host: Town & Country Public Library District (TCPLD)
Topic: German Immigration to America
Presenter: Steve Szabados
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 1 hr.
11:00 AM Pacific
12:00 PM Mountain
01:00 PM Central.
02:00 PM Eastern
Description:
When did your ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. Each presentation studies the history of one country and how its history affected the immigration of our ancestors. These programs should give some insights into the immigration of our ancestors. The material will hopefully clear up your confusion about where and why your ancestors left.

Registration: https://elburn.librarymarket.com/events/virtual-fhig-find-your-german-ancestors

https://www.tcpld.org

#genealogywebinar

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The Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents its 28th Annual Spring Seminar with Judy G. Russell – The Legal Genealogist Back by popular demand, Judy is an internationally known genealogist with a law degree. She helps folks understand the arcane legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to genealogists. Scheduled Lectures: Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans NARA Myth-Busters: Your Family IS in the Archives Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA Pre-Registration: $40 for Sonoma County Genealogical Society Members; $50 for Non-Members Admission at the door: $60 Saturday, April 18, 2020 9am – 4pm Finley Center Person Auditorium 2060 West College Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 More information at:
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I wondered if anyone could help me with a search for a person who traveled to Newcastle Delaware in 1945? these are the details below Name P Logue Arrival Age 2 Birth Date abt 1943 Arrival Date 2 Jul 1945 Arrival Place Newcastle, Delaware, USA Flight Number 2582 Household Members
This will be good. Come on over for a visit!
Hi! I would like to be come a member of your group!! I was born in Bisacquino, Sicily. I am a published author and my novel is “Franco and Anna Gennusa – Their Journey.” I have a film production company, Langton International, willing to read my screenplay but I have to get my sales numbers up. My story begins in Sicily, Italy during World War ll. My novel is loosely based on my family history. I am reaching out to Facebook users asking them to send out my information about my work. If you would do this for me I would really appreciate it. Check out my page. @francoandanna. I am looking for a literary agent that will represent me in my next several series of “Franco and Anna Gennusa – Their Journey”. Tell all your relative and friends about me. Thank you, Mary B. Rosato Gennusa Patterson.
Hi! I was born in Bisacquino, Sicily. I am a published author and my novel is “Franco and Anna Gennusa – Their Journey.” I have a film production company, Langton International, willing to read my screenplay but I have to get my sales numbers up. My story begins in Sicily, Italy during World War ll. My novel is loosely based on my family history. I am reaching out to Facebook users asking them to send out my information about my work. If you would do this for me I would really appreciate it. Check out my page. @francoandanna. Tell all your relative and friends about me. Thank you, Mary B. Rosato Gennusa Patterson.
Thanks for an AMAZING seminar this Saturday! I had a great time and now I'm a CCCGS member too! I gave a shout out to CCCGS in my daily genealogy update - check it out at https://abundantgenealogy.com/genealogy-update-for-thursday-october-8-2018/ #genealogy #familyhistorymonth
Hej Jag är en släktforskare från södra Sverige som letar efter släktingar med efternamnet Lannes/ Lennis dom bosatte sig i California USA Jag ser att du har en del med detta namn vet du något mera om dom om dom har några släktingar som lever och kanske har några gamla foto som dom vill dela med sig, Trevligt om du ville höra av dig. Ha en bra dag Kenneth [email protected] Hello I'm a genealogist from southern Sweden looking for relatives with the surname Lannes / Lennis who settled in California USA I see you have a share with this name, you know something more about them if they have any relatives living and maybe have some old photos they want to share, Nice if you wanted to hear from you. Have a nice day Kenneth [email protected]
Come on over for our program on the 26th!!
I’ve “rescued” a group of photograph belonging to the WILLIAMS Family of Antioch, CA. The first three photographs are all of Willie WILLIAMS taken in the 1870’s or 1880’s it appears. Willie is likely in his teens or 20’s in the three photographs. One photograph includes that it was taken in Antioch, CA and includes the following additional notes including “Lizzie WILLIAM’S Husband” and “Our Mother’s Nephew” and “I don’t know Willie WILLIAMS age”. Another of the photographs includes a note indicating that Willie is “Mama’s Nephew”. The third photograph was taken by Sutterley & Dart Traveling Photographer in California. The fourth photograph is one of a grave covered with memorial flowers and the words “Papa” and “Old Friend” which was taken by the Hoien Studio in Antioch, CA. On the back of this photograph is an obituary for William Reese WILLIAMS of Antioch, CA. William was a butcher and died of blood poisoning. He’d lived in Antioch, CA for more than 30 years having arrived from Wales with his parents when he was just 2 years old. His wife is listed as Mrs. Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS, he was survived by a son, W. R. WILLIAMS Jr. and three daughters, Edna, Annie, and Sadie WILLIAMS. He was the nephew of William NOAKES of Antioch and of James NOAKES of San Francisco, CA. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following census information regarding this family: 1880 census of Antioch, CA: William R. WILLIAMS, age 20, a Butcher, born PA, parents born PA 1900 census of Lane Tree, CA: William WILLIAMS, age 40, born Nov 1859, married 18 years, born Wales, parents born Wales, to USA 1861, a Butcher Lizzie WILLIAMS, wife, age 38, born Jun 1861, married 18 years, 6 children/4 living, born CA, parents born England William WILLIAMS, son, age 16, born Jan 1884, born CA, at School Emma WILLIAMS, dau, age 14, born Apr 1886, born CA, at School Annie WILLIAMS, dau, age 11, born Aug 1888, born CA, at School Sadie WILLIAMS, dau, age 9, born Sept 1890, born CA, at School I’m hoping to locate someone from this WILLIAMS Family so that the photographs can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
Apparently the libraries are not doing obituary look-ups. How can I get an obituary for Manuel C. Simone who died June 14, 1988 in Contra Costa? Thank you.