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.

August 29, 2014

Follow Friday: Ancestoring blog on FamilySearch.org's Help Menu

Michele Simmons Lewis has a wonderful blog at Ancestoring. She writes about her research but also writes about the many sources you can use in your own research.  Today's Follow Friday post is featuring her blog post "Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch--The Help Menu."

FamilySearch help drop down menu
FamilySearch Help Menu

The FamilySearch.org website is wonderful and full of really amazing and helpful things for your own genealogical research. From actual databases with images to videos on how to use the site. The Wiki has a wealth of useful tools.

So check out Michele's blog post and then explore FamilySearch.org.

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August 9, 2014

Happy Blogiversary to Us!

This is our 4th anniversary!

We started the blog for our society 4 years ago in order to give our members more information about online sources and to let prospective members know more about our society.

Now that the author of these blog posts is no longer on the board of directors, posts will be more frequent.

We're on the summer break and our next meeting will be September 11. More about that soon!

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August 1, 2014

Follow Friday: The Armchair Genealogist--"10 Free Genealogy Downloads"

The Armchair Genealogist blog has great articles about writing and researching your genealogy. This week, they put together a wonderful list of genealogy downloads from such websites as Family Tree Magazine, Legacy Family Tree, My Heritage, Family Chartmasters, Rootsmagic, and more.

Click here to read their post and see the downloads.

I am very anxious to try out "Family Tree tips, 23 Secrets to Organize Your Genealogy" by Family Tree Magazine and "48 Ancestry.com Tips" as well.  I'm sure to find good hints to doing searches at Ancestry.com.

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