About

Founded in 1971, the Cape Cod Genealogical Society acquires, catalogs, and preserves genealogical and historical information, emphasizing but not limited to Cape Cod.

The Society gathers and disseminates genealogical and historical information through a collection of diverse activities -

Monthly Meeting presentation by Janis DuffyMonthly Programs: Meetings are held at the Brewster Ladies' Library Auditorium, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, generally on the third Wednesday of each month, from 10AM to 12Noon. Occasional meetings are held on Saturday. After a short business session, presentations are given by genealogical research professionals, seasoned veterans, and other experts in genealogy and history. An annual luncheon is held in June. Check our current Monthly Program.

Irish SIG members compare informationSpecial Interest Groups: (SIGS): Special Interest Groups are informal group gatherings for members of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society for the purpose of sharing research techniques, data and references, and general information regarding the various topics or geographical areas. SIGs generally meet once a month at various times and locations.

Activities: The Society sponsors workshops, research trips and other special events throughout the year. CCGS at NEHGSField trips to the Boston area are offered in the spring and fall. Popular research venues include: Massachusetts Archives, Boston Public Library, New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Workshops are offered to members and the public either by a team of CCGS members or by invited nationally-known experts.

Getting help at the CCGS LibraryGenealogy Room: The Cape Cod Genealogical Society's Genealogy Room is located in the Dennis Public Library. The Genealogy Room houses our collection of genealogy and history books, vital records CDs, genealogy magazines, and archives. CCGS Volunteers are on-hand to assist members and the public with genealogy topics and to make our holdings available for research. Internet access to subscription databases is also available.

Journal: Twice a year members receive a copy of the Journal of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, a publication containing a variety of articles and features related to both general genealogical methodology and specific Cape Cod and Islands genealogical topics. Articles are written by a range of authors, including some who are members of other societies around the nation.

Membership: All people who have an interest in genealogy are welcome as members of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society. Prospective members are welcome to visit us at one of our monthly meetings, or you can sign up for one of our workshops or other activities to get a feel for the group. We hope you'll join us. More on how to join.

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