Monday, October 26, 2009

Marian Pierre-Louis to speak at April CCGS Meeting

Marian Pierre-Louis, principal researcher for Fieldstone Historic Research, will be the speaker at the Society's monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2009. Her topic will be "Early African-American Communities in New England", which will include research on Cape Cod and the Islands.

A genealogical researcher, instructor, lecturer and writer, Marian 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.

Marian is taking the place of Dianne Rapport, who was originally scheduled for this date to speak on a similar topic dealing with African-American genealogy in New England.

CCGS 2009-2010 Monthly Program Schedule

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society meets at 10:00am on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May at the Brewster Ladies’ Library Auditorium, 1822 Main Street, Route 6A, Brewster, MA. Directions

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Research Trip to Boston - December 8, 2009

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society is sponsoring a research bus trip to Boston on Tuesday, December 8, 2009.

Destinations include:
  • Massachusetts Archives - Columbia Point (Mass Registry of Vital Records and JFK Presidential Library are close by).
  • Boston Public Library - Copley Square. You will need your BPL library card. You can get one free at the entrance.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society - Newbury St. (additional cost of $15 at entrance if non member of NEHGS).
The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am from Patriot Square, Dennis, on Route 134-Exit 9A. We will then pick up passengers at the Burger King Park & Ride at Exit 6, and the Sagamore Park & Ride. The return trip will leave Boston about 3:15 pm to arrive on Cape Cod at about 5:00 pm.

The cost for this trip is $35.00.

We suggest you bring a brown bag lunch, although there are some spots to eat near all facilities.

See our Research Guides to help plan your trip.

Non-Members are Welcome to join us!

To sign up, print and return the registration form (pdf).

For more information, call Ellen Geanacopoulos at 508-432-5469.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Joint meeting with Falmouth Genealogical Society set for November 14, 2009.

The Third Annual Joint Meeting of the Society with the Falmouth Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2009, as the regular monthly meeting of the Society at the same time.

The speaker will be Michael LeClerc, professional genealogist from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He will address two separate topics - Research Techniques for Genealogy, and Breaking Through Brick Walls in Genealogy.

This is a great opportunity for interaction among genealogists from the whole of Cape Cod. Michael LeClerc is Director of Special Projects at Boston’s New England Historic Genealogical Society, and editor of the Society’s eNews. He is the author of numerous articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines, co-editor of  Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century, and co-editor of Western Massachusetts Families in 1790. His expertise includes New England, New York, French Canadian and general Canadian Research, research methods, and compiling and writing and publishing your genealogical research.

The meeting 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.

Directions: Take Route 6 and get off at Exit 5 (Route 149); then drive north on 149 (toward the Bay) for about a half-mile; Community Center is on the left, at a sign pointing toward “Gallery”; parking on the left side of the building. Steps to entrance are on left side of building; or entry can be by handicapped ramp on right side of building.