Tuesday, August 26, 2014

September Meeting to Focus on Cape Cod Genealogical Society

All You Wanted to Know About CCGS, But Were Afraid to Ask

Do you know what membership in Cape Cod Genealogical Society really means?
Do you know what all the benefits of membership are? -- not just those listed on the Membership Page
CCGS logoHave you ever wondered how the CCGS Library can be useful in your research, even though you do not have Cape Cod ancestors?
Are you aware of programs available to help you find your ancestors and document what you find?
Have you shared what you know with others who might learn from your experiences?
Do you have additional questions about your membership or about any programs we offer?
Are you familiar with SIG and NERGC? and why they could be beneficial to you and your research?

At our first meeting of the 2014/2015 season, we will be addressing all these questions --and many more.
CCGS BulletinYou will learn what the goals of the Society are and how your input makes a difference...about our publications...about planned activities. You will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with many of the people who are instrumental in providing these benefits.
If you are a member, this meeting will help you make the most of your membership. If you are not a member, come to find out if our organization would be of benefit to you.
Save the date on your calendar now!
Wednesday, September 17, 2015, at 10:00am, in the auditorium of the Brewster Ladies Library, Rte 6A, Brewster, Cape Cod.
We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hello and an Invitation!

Hi everyone!

My name is David Frederici and I am the new chair of the Communications Committee.  I am very excited to be a part of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society and look forward to contributing to its continued success.  

A little background: I am a Roman Catholic priest currently serving as Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pocasset as well as the Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Fall River.  In my role as Director, I oversee the Diocesan programs at 5 universities and colleges, as well as serving as chaplain at UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College. In my 11 years of involvement in Campus Ministry, I have had to learn about effective use of various online and social media platforms.

The CCGS has accomplished quite a bit and is being recognized for its work outside of Cape Cod.  A challenge facing us is how to use the available technology to help us maintain what we have going on, as well as looking at ways to grow in how we communicate with our members and with the general public.  We shouldn't be looking at using the latest fad just because it exists.  Any use of technology, whether a website, Facebook Page, whatever, should be a means on continuing our mission as an organization.  

A quick look of the blog reveals that we have certainly stretched the use of that platform quite a bit.  There are some problems surfacing, such as many different uses of the main blog page, a need for better organization of information so it is easier to access, a tighter appearance.

I am looking at some ways that we can allow members better access to this information through a more traditional website.  This wouldn’t mean getting rid of the blog, but would actually incorporate the blog into the site and possibly create more than one.  

If you are interested in helping in this endeavor, please email me at dcf@capecodgensoc.org.