Welcome to the Cape Cod Genealogical Society

The Board of Directors of Cape Cod Genealogical Society, in consideration of the latest directive of Gov. Baker, has decided to cancel all in-person events currently scheduled. We realize that many will be disappointed, but feel that the health of  our members and of the general public, warrants this decision.

October 2020 Virtual Presentation

A Whole New World of Catholic Records

If you have been researching Catholic ancestors for years, you are most likely thrilled to discover that many of those difficult to find Catholic records are becoming much more accessible!  

Our October speaker, Margaret Fortier, will be discussing the exciting recent developments in online Catholic records, both U.S. and international. Included in her presentation will be information on what the records mean, what information they contain, and how to locate them, whether online or off-line.  These records include sacramental records, as well as other Catholic related resources (newspapers, parish histories, cemeteries, etc.) 

If you are a regular in-person attendee of our Society meetings, you may recognize Margaret, as she has visited us in the past with her presentation on French Canadian research. For those who are not familiar with her, Margaret Fortier is a professional genealogist with more than 20 years experience.  Margaret’s research focuses on immigrants to New England, particularly Irish, Italian, Portuguese and French Canadian, and she has also worked as a reviewer for the Archdiocese of Boston French-Catholic records being indexed by New EnglandHistoric Genealogical Society (AmericanAncestors.org). 

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 10 AM, for this free presentation on Zoom. Registration will be required for this event. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to register as we get closer to the event. Non-members are asked to email us at info@capecodgenealogy.org to receive a registration link. 

In view of recommendations for social distancing, the Genealogy Room will be temporarily closed for an indefinite period. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to reopening at a later date when it is safe for us all. 

The CCGS Genealogy Room is open at the Dennis Public Library every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Come visit us to take advantage of:

  • Assistance from our dedicated volunteers
  • Access to Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, American Ancestors, and Family Search
  • Access to our extensive publications collection
  • Advice about researching your Mayflower lines
We are located in the Dennis Public Library

5 Hall St, Dennis Port, MA 02639

Our hours are:
  • Tuesday, 1PM – 4PM

  • Thursday, 10AM – 4PM

  • Saturday, 10AM – 12 noon

Genealogy Education Courses:

Come back to see what Fall events will be scheduled!

Our Education Committee conducts genealogy classes throughout the Cape Cod area.  At this time, we are unable to hold any public in-person classes. We continue to work with local libraries, and will publish the schedule here, as well as on our blog and Facebook page, when classes are scheduled once again -- whether virtual or in-person. 

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