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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.

November 17, 2020 Virtual Presentation

NARA Website and More

Presented by Rick Sayre 

Even if you never go to Washington D.C., or one of the regional branches, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)  has information that will help in your genealogical research. The NARA website is a portal to information about records held at the National Archives, including how to access these records, either through the NARA site or through Fold3.com. Our November virtual presentation will cover how to research specific records and individuals and how to order publications and/or records. In addition, information will be given about the partnership between NARA and Fold3.

Our speaker, Rick Sayre, is a Certified Genealogist (CG), first certified in 2007. He is currently a trustee, and immediate past president, of BCG (Board of Certified Genealogists). He also is a coordinator, or co-coordinator, of several genealogy courses at national institutes, including GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) and SLIG (Salt Lake City Institute of Genealogy), on a variety of topics related to researching in Washington D.C., land records, and the law and genealogy. In addition to NARA, Rick’s expertise encompasses records of the Bureau of Land Management and DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), including military records, using maps, urban research, Irish research, and government documents.

Rick is also a retired colonel having served thirty-one years in the U.S. Army. Following his active duty, he worked for the Depatment of Defense for an additional fifteen years, retiring in 2014. He and his wife, Pamela Boyer Sayre, also a certified genealogist, have lived in Herriman, Utah, for several years.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 17, 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. 


As required by our bylaws, all members have been sent a notification of proposed changes to our bylaws that will be voted on at our December meeting.  It is important that you are familiar with the proposed amendments to the bylaws prior to this election — If you have deleted this email accidentally, or feel you did not receive it, please click below to find a copy of the proposed changes.  If you have any questions, please contact us at    info@capecodgenealogy.org

 Proposed by law amendments, December, 2020  

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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