Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Webinars---great free training tool!

Nancy's Tip!

The program I use for my Genealogy is Legacy Family Tree.  It's a great program and I highly recommend it.  But besides being a good program, they often offer free genealogy classes.  And I like anything that's free!

This summer their classes focus on Webinars.  A Webinar is short for Web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web. The sessions listed below promise to be very informative on a wide range of subjects:

June 2011
      Ready, Set, Write! Share Your Family's Story by Lisa Alzo. Wednesday, June 29.

July 2011

Watch Geoff Live: Adding an Obituary by Geoff Rasmussen. Friday, July 1.

FamilySearch Wiki and Forums by FamilySearch's Michael Ritchey. Wednesday, July 6.

       The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships by Ugo Perego. Wednesday, July 13.

Google Images and Beyond by Maureen Taylor. Wednesday, July 20.

August 2011

       Organizing for Success by Karen Clifford. Wednesday, August 3.

Newspapers for Genealogists by Tom Kemp. Wednesday, August 17.

       Best Internet Resources for African-American Genealogy by Angela Walton-Raji.       Wednesday, August 31.

To find out more information on these Webinars and how to register for them, simply click on Webinars.
Let me know how you enjoy them!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Educational Workshops Set for Outer Cape

The Society's Education Committee will offer its 3-part genealogical workshop series for all interested participants from the Outer Cape, including members of the Nauset Newcomers.  The series will take place on Mondays--October 17, 24, and 31, 2011, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Wellfleet Public Library at 55 Main Street.

Topics will include:
  •      Vital Records
  •      Using the Census
  •      Cemetery Research
  •      Probate Records
  •      Land Deeds
  •      Church Records
  •      Immigration to the USA
  •      Migration across the USA
  •      Computer software for genealogical recordkeeping
  •      Internet Research in genealogy
The cost is $15 for the series. Registration deadline is September 30, 2011.  Questions? Contact David Martin at  Register by sending a check made out to CCGS for $15, with your name, address, email, and phone number to:

   David Martin
   10 Colonial Farm Circle
   Marstons Mills, MA 02648.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 2011 Mentoring Sessions

June is our last month for Mentoring until the Fall.  We have two programs for you to enjoy:

Wednesday June 22, 2011
Topic:        Joining a Lineage Society   
Time:         2:00 to 4:00 pm
Place:         Dennis Public Library, Dennisport
Mentor:      David Martin
Have you considered joining a Lineage Society but don't know what the steps are?  Do you think it's too hard?  If you are interested in applying for membership to a lineage society, this session will cover the processes used and the types of careful records that would be required. Be sure to send David an e-mail at for a reservation to this informative session to answer all your questions.

Wednesday June 29 2011
Topic:       Early Records for Barnstable County
Time:       10:00 am to noon
Place:       Dennis Public Library, Dennisport
Mentor:     Dan McConnell
If your ancestors arrived early in Massachusetts, be sure to attend this sessions to learn how to access the records that are available for you.  Contact Dan at for a reservation.

We need your help!  If we are to continue this program, we need to have more members willing to host a Mentoring Session.  If you are unsure, why not contact a member who has actually been a Mentor?  Perhaps they can help you realize just how easy it really is.  Try David Martin, Dan McConnell, Nancy Daniels, Jim Gould, Bill Harding, Betsy Ferris etc.  Contact me at any time at with the topic of your choice. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CCGS Featured on National Talk Show

The Cape Cod Genealogical Society was the featured genealogical society of the week for Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 by the national Federated Genealogical Societies (FGS) on their regular weekly radio-talk show. This exciting opportunity for national recognition mentioned the CCGS blog site and website, and a recording of the show is avaialble on the internet for anyone to listen and enjoy, at

The host of the show, Thomas MacEntee, Chair of Marketing and Public Relations for FGS, was the host, and discussed CCGS at about the 49-minute "marker" during the show. A quick reminder: be sure to turn on your computer's sound in order to listen.

The show airs every Saturday at 2pm Eastern Time under the heading "My Society".  The annual national conference of FGS, this entitled "Pathways to the Heartland", will take place in Springfield, Illinois on September 7-10, 2011. For more information about the conference, visit