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Two March Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

March 17: “A Whole New World of Catholic Records”

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Brewster Ladies Library, we will be celebrating all that is Irish, as well as researching our Catholic ancestors, when Margaret Fortier will be returning to CCGS to talk to us about what Catholic records are now available and how to access and use those records .

This presentation covers the exciting developments in online Catholic records (both US and international), what the records mean, what information they contain, and how to find them online and off-line. It covers sacramental records, as well as other Catholic records (newspapers, parish histories, cemeteries, etc). Attendees will receive a locator chart for online
Catholic records worldwide.

Our meeting on Tuesday, March 17, will be held in the auditorium of the Brewster Ladies Library, Rte 6A, Brewster, at 10 AM. However, everyone is invited to come early, beginning at 9:30, to socialize over coffee and donuts.

In consideration of the library’s regular patrons, we request that you please park in the adjoining parking area, behind the Baptist church, next door to the library, unless you are disabled and need to park closer.

March 29: Genealogy Day on Cape Cod

On Sunday, March 29, 2020, we will be sponsoring an afternoon of genealogy, at the Eastham Public Library. At this event, there will be:

  • four different speakers (Kathy Kaldis, R. Andrew Pierce, Sara Campbell, and Ron Petersen)
  • five different topics (researching Mayflower ancestors, Native Americans, Female ancestors, early Cape Cod families, and using maps)
  • Q&A session to answer questions about lineage societies
  • 20 minute individual consultations, related to your own research, with experienced genealogists (These consultations will require advance registration, in order to finalize scheduling … further info will follow concerning how to register.) 


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:

Winter 2020

at  Jonathan Bourne Public Library: Thursdays,  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • January 9: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods
  • January 16: DNA for Genealogy

at  Centerville Public Library:  Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m.

  • January 10: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods
  • January 24: Immigration and Migration
  • February 14: Using the Census
  • February 21: Land and Probate Records
  • February 28: DNA for Genealogy

at   Dennis Public Library : Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  •  January 23: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods
  •  February 27: Immigration and Migration
  •  March 26:  Using the Census

These classes are open to the public.  For registration details and questions click here to email David Martin. All workshops are free!

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