Welcome to the CCCGS blog.

The purpose of this blog is to promote the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society by announcing upcoming events and reporting on past events. In doing so, I hope it will encourage all who are interested to attend any of our events and meetings, and share in our enthusiasm of genealogical research.


October 7, 2011

General Meeting -- October 13, 2011

Last month, Lisa Louise Cooke gave a wonderful lecture on using Google.com as genealogical research strategies.  She talked about:

  • Basic Google searches
  • Advanced Search Operators, such as the tilde (~), asterisk (*), and numrange search
  • Advanced search strategies such as Google's advance search, related searches, and site searches
  • Google Books searches
  • Google News Timeline
She has a wonderful book which explains this and much more.  The Genealogist's Google Toolbox.  Check it out at http://www.genealogygems.tv/GoogleforGenealogy.htm.

This month our speaker, Corey Oiesen will speak about “Identifying and Citing Genealogy Sources."  This is always a good topic.  Citing our sources is very important.  I'm looking forward to this lecture.

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