Welcome to the Cape Cod Genealogical Society

The Annual CCGS/FGS Joint Meeting is November 9th 

​​​Cape Cod Genealogical Society and Falmouth Genealogical Society

Guest speaker – Michael Strauss AG giving two presentations:

  • “Research your World War II Ancestors”
  • “Following the Armies: Researching Military Maps (from Colonial through Vietnam)”.
  • CCGS Members >>click here<< to download Speaker Notes for the two talks.

Held 10:30am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church  421 Wianno Ave. Osterville MA.  Please arrive no earlier than 10:00am as a group before us will be occupying limited parking spaces, and leaving about 10:00am.

You must choose a lunch item no later than Friday, Nov. 1st:

  • Click here to email Judy Fenner with your sandwich choice.
  • Specify choice of Lobster roll ($15) or Chicken salad roll ($9).
  • Make payment at the event by cash or check to “Masona Chapter”
  • Lunch also includes chips, brownie and beverage of your choice.

Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a professional Accredited Genealogist (ICAPGen), and a nationally recognized speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Investigator for more than 25 years. Strauss holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a qualified expert witness in the courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Michael is featured on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems with his monthly segment of “Military Minutes.” Strauss is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he is the Military Course Coordinator.

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

We are a Family Search Affiliate Library!

As a FamilySearch affiliate library, researchers will have onsite access to more than two billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are not currently available to the public outside an affiliate library or a FamilySearch family history center.

Genealogy Education Courses Fall 2019

at Barnstable Community Center: Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

  • September 26: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods —David Martin
  • October 3: Immigration and Migration —Ralph Ryall and Carolyn Weiss
  • October 31: Using the Census — Joan Frederici
  • November 7: DNA for Genealogy —Walter Murphy
  • November 14: Land and Probate Records —Bob Ward and David Martin

at Mashpee Public Library: Mondays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • September 23: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods —David Martin
  • September 30: Immigration and Migration —Ralph Ryall and Carolyn Weiss
  • October 7: Using the Census — Joan Frederici
  • October 28: DNA for Genealogy —Walter Murphy
  • November 4: Land and Probate Records —Bob Ward and David Martin

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

Special Interest Groups:

Share Your Passion with others!

Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide members the opportunity to gather with others with similar interests in genealogy! Click here to find out more.