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.

September 26, 2014

Follow Friday: 20 Questions You Can Use to Capture Grandma's Story, Family Search Blog

FamilySearch.org's blog has wonderful ideas for researching and gathering your family's stories. A great one was written by Paul Mauta called "20 Questions You Can Use to Capture Grandma's Story."

The article was probably geared towards young people and following his advice would be a great way to connect with your grandmother.  However, I was thinking that if your grandparents have already died, that these same questions could be answered by yourself.  It is just as important that your story be told as well, including those stories of your youth.

So take a look at the list of questions and begin to tell your story, too!

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September 12, 2014

Follow Friday: "17 Genealogy Things To Do If You Only A Few Minutes" by Genealogy Insider

Don't have much time but you want to get some genealogy done? Or maybe you like to do some research while you watch television.

Diane Haddad from Family Tree Magazine has some wonderful suggestions of small projects you can do in a short time period.

If I have just a few minutes, I might spend time organizing my digital files. I tend to save items I find onto my desktop and they then need to be processed: entered into RootsMagic, then renamed and filed in that family folder on my computer.

Diane also has some links to other author's blog posts for more ideas.  Check out her post here.

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