Virtual Presentations available for Member’s Review

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Meetings are 7 PM Eastern Time, Third Tuesday of each month.

-Jan 2023 “Success with Jewish DNA” Basics of DNA and How to Overcome Issues- by Jarrett Ross
This presentation will explore multiple case studies in researching Jarrett’s own family history using genetic genealogy. Using different types of DNA tests and multiple techniques to identify significant DNA matches Jarrett was able to expand multiple branches of his tree and find lost cousins, for both his Ashkenazi and Sephardi ancestry.
Jarrett Ross began researching his own family history in 2009 while finishing his undergraduate degree. Since then he has built his own personal tree with over 7000 people, successfully connected with thousands of relatives all over the World, and has helped build hundreds of trees for people of varying ancestral backgrounds. Jarrett has found a specialty in Genetic Genealogy and Sephardic Jewish research, with an emphasis on the Dutch Sephardim. He also specializes in Jewish Agricultural Societies of Southern New Jersey, Ashkenazi Jews, Jews in America, and Jews in the UK. Jarrett writes a blog called “Sephardic Genealogy”, which focuses on his Sephardic genealogy research. He also has a vlog called “GeneaVlogger” where Jarrett talks about his research, gives genealogy tips, interviews other genealogists, and shows different aspects of working in genealogy. Jarrett currently works as Lead Forensic Genealogist at DNA Labs International, is a volunteer curator on, is a Board Member of the Alliance Colony Foundation, serves as the Vice President of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society, and serves as chair on the Board of Directors for the IAJGS.
-February David Martin: The Basics of Genealogy: A Refresher
-March Ari Wilkins: Incorporating Oral History into Your Research
-April Cheryl Hudson-Passey and Laura Hedgecock: Beyond Dry Facts: How to Examine Records for Information That Leads to Great Stories

Please register for all events. 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 to receive a registration link. 

—Previous Events—

December 2022: CCGS Member Share Meeting – please email Judy Fenner if you would like to make a presentation at the meeting.  

November 2022: Joint Meeting with the Falmouth Genealogical Society- Our speaker is R. Andrew Pierce. He will speak live on two topics: “The 1861 Earle Report” and “Genealogy for Irish to New England- Sources and Methods”

October 2022: Kathy Kaldis – In Peace Time and War: The United States Merchant Marine – We Deliver the Goods

September 2022: 1950s Census Party
CCGS concluded the year-long observance of its 50th Anniversary with a 1950 census party at the Dennis Public Library, Dennis Port

September 2022: Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz – Finding Vital Records from Poland Online

August 2022: Michael Leclerc – Using Microsoft Word for Genealogy – When it comes to writing for genealogy, nothing compares to the power of Microsoft Word. The power and functionality of Word is unmatched in any other word processing program I have tried. Here are some tools and functions of Word that will help you with your writing.

Jul 2022 – IDPF: DYING TO BE VIEWED – Military Death Files by Lori Berdak Miller

Jun 2022- NARA MYTHBUSTERS- Your Family IS in the National Archives by Judy Russell

May 2022-Daily Life in the U.S. Lifesaving Service Along the Coast of New England in the 19th Century
by Dennis Picard

Apr 2022- Alien Registration Files by Carol Kostakos Petranek

Mar 2022- Using LearnForeverLearn to Examine your Family Tree for Endogamy and Pedigree Collapse
by L. Ray Sears, III

Feb 2022 – Finding Elusive Individuals in the Census by Jenna Smith

Jan 2022- Researching History of Your Cape Cod House

Dec 2021- Members Share Annual Meeting

Jul 2021 – Recreating Neighborhoods  by Ari Wilkins

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We’re Celebrating 50 Years! 

August 25, 1971, Cape Cod Genealogical Society was founded by a small, but dedicated group of genealogists in Harwich, MA. The Society grew steadily, attracting members from all corners of the United States, and in recent years, from Canada. On August 25, 2021, we began a year long celebration of the history of our Society