Publications offered by the Cape Cod Genealogical Society

The Journal of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society

The Journal of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society is a twice-yearly 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.

The purpose of the Journal is to provide a somewhat scholarly and serious treatment of genealogical topics in a form that will appeal not only to Cape Codders but also to those who live off-Cape and have an interest in or roots going back to Cape Cod and the Islands.

Topics include Cape historical narratives, features on past national events which had an impact on the growing population of the Cape (e.g., epidemics), transcriptions of original documents, edited versions of diaries and journals kept by Cape Codders of the past, and narratives of challenging genealogical investigations which may illuminate for others how to conduct their own searches.

Initiated in June 2011, the Journal is available through a CCGS Membership.  

Anyone interested in submitting a manuscript for the Journal is invited to send it in care of the Society's Post Office Box (see below), in care of Journal Editor, or through an email attachment to Carolyn Weiss ( or David Martin (

Cape Cod and Islands Genealogical Resources

Cape Cod and Islands Genealogical Resources contains a variety of resources which are useful to anyone doing genealogical research on Cape Cod and the Islands.  The publication includes Barnstable County websites (probate, land deeds, etc.), surname society websites of traditional Cape Cod names, websites of Cape and Islands libraries which have genealogical collections, historical societies, and town histories of all Cape towns with specific references to surnames that were key to the development of the towns.

This 128-page volume may be purchased for $10 from the CCGS Genealogy Room at Dennis Public Library, at regular meetings of the Society, and online from the CCGS Shop for $12 which includes tax, shipping and handling.

The Bulletin 

CCGS Bulletin
The Bulletin was the official publication of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society from its first issue in 1975, when it was called the Quarterly, until the Fall 2010 issue, when it ceased publication to make way for The Journal of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, scheduled to begin in the late spring of 2011. The Bulletin had been in print continuously throughout its history, and for most years three issues were published: Spring, Summer and Fall.

The Bulletin focused on the genealogy of Cape Cod and related research. Many of the articles contained records and sources that are not available in any other publications. Other articles included short genealogies; census, land and probate records; birth, death and marriage records; member success stories; the many aspects of genealogical research; book reviews; summaries of holdings of Cape Cod genealogical libraries and historical societies; and articles of humor and general interest to the Cape Cod researcher.

Printed copies of the Bulletin are available for research or purchase in the CCGS Genealogy Room.

Bulletin CD

Bulletin CD - Complete Series
The Bulletin CD contains every word, picture, map and diagram from each of the 119 issues of the Bulletin, starting with its very first issue as the Quarterly in October 1975, and extending through the December 2010 Issue.

Each issue has been scanned into a searchable PDF file and is thus "every-word searchable." The CD is available for use or purchase in the CCGS Genealogy Room. It can also be purchased through the CCGS Shop.

Contact Information
The publication activities of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society are coordinated by the CCGS Publications Commitee. For further information about our publications and for information for submitting articles to the Journal, please contact David Martin at

Barnstable County Massachusetts Civil War Soldiers, Enrolled Men and Drafted Men, 1861-1863

This book by military historian Stauffer Miller provides a list of all of the men of draftable age on Cape Cod who were enumerated in the 1861-1863 development of the draft list for the Union Army in the Civil War.
Alphabetically listed by each of the 15 towns, the book gives information on each man's name, residence, age, and in some cases his physical characteristics.
$12 includes tax, shipping and handling.

Mailing Address
CCGS Publications
Cape Cod Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1394
Harwich, MA 02645