Thursday, June 11, 2009

CCGS Programs: September 2009 through June 2010

September 9, 2009
Scottish Genealogical Research
David Dearborn. David is a senior research fellow at the New England Historical Genealogical Society, and an expert in English and Scottish genealogy. He will discuss methods and resources in Scottish Research.

October 14, 2009
Growing Up on Cape Cod Before World War II
Donald Sparrow. Donald is a native of Eastham, born and raised on Cape Cod in the years before the war. He is a graduate of Harvard and MIT and a published author.

November 14, 2009 - Joint Meeting with the Falmouth Genealogical Society
Research Techniques for Genealogy, and Breaking Through Brick Walls in Genealogy.
Michael Leclerc. Michael is Director of Programs at NEHGS, and an expert on the use of online tools to do research especially in New England and Canadian research.
Note. This special meeting is on a Saturday and will be held at the West Barnstable Community Center, Route 149, near the corner of Route 6A, from 9:30am until noon. Coffee and tea will be served.

December 9, 2009
Our Own Stories
Society Members. The members of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society will be telling their own stories about family research, how they have been able to solve specific problems, and the tools they used to solve them.

January 13, 2010
Secrets to Searching the Census On-Line
Carolyn Weiss. Carolyn is a member of our Cape Cod Society and teaches the use of internet tools in doing family history research.

February 10, 2010
The Great Migration of our Ancestors to Cape Cod: the Congregation of Rev. John Lothrop and the Founders of Barnstable
Dan McConnell. Dan will present the talk he gave at the recent New England Regional Genealogical Conference about the persecution suffered by a congregation in London before the courts and their flight to Cape Cod.

March 10, 2010
Traveling to Scotland to Do Genealogical Research
Ralph Wadleigh. Ralph is a noted genealogist and member of the Falmouth Genealogical Society. He will give a talk on his experiences in traveling to the Islands of Scotland to pursue his own family research.

April 14, 2010
Early African-American Communities in New England
Marian Pierre-Louis. Marian, the principal researcher for Fieldstone Historic Research, is a genealogical researcher, instructor, lecturer and writer. She is involved in many aspects of family history from genealogy to oral history, identifying old photographs and house histories. Her focus is on Southern New England research, which includes the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Particular research interests include early (1700-1850) African Americans in New England.

May 12, 2010
The Rev. John Robinson, the Leader of the Mayflower Pilgrim Community and his Impact on Early America
Rev. Gary Marks. Rev. Marks is the Minister of the Church of the Pilgrimage in Plymouth and a leading scholar on John Robinson, who died before he could lead the last of his flock to Plymouth , but who still had a huge effect on the future of New England.

June 16, 2010 (Annual Luncheon Meeting)

Note: This is the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Research on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Immigrants, with a Special Emphasis on Italian Research
Marcia Iannizze Melnyk. Marcia is one of the leading scholars in America on European Immigration, and a frequent speaker at the top genealogical gatherings in the US. If you have immigrant ancestors, you will learn a lot from one of the best.


Meetings are held at the Brewster Ladies' Library Auditorium, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA on the second Wednesday of each month, from 10AM to 12Noon (unless otherwise noted).