Welcome to the Cape Cod Genealogical Society

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 10 AM (EDT)Virtual Presentation

All in a Day’s Work:

Occupational Genealogical Research

Presentation by Michael Strauss

What did our ancestors do for a living? Did they have gainful employment? Many of our ancestors changed their vocations regularly in order to support their families. Tapping into records of employment will offer new avenues to approach family history and build the life of a specific ancestor. Old occupations and terms no longer in use are central to discovering one’s family history. Learn the methodology to researching your ancestor’s work history.
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

Saturday, 16 October 2021, All-day Virtual Presentation

Genealogy Day:

50th Anniversary Event

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 10 AM (EDT) Virtual Presentation

Funeral Homes and Family History

Presentation by Daniel Earl

Saturday, 13 November 2021, 10 AM (EDT) Virtual Presentation

Joint Meeting with Falmouth Gen Soc

Presentation by Louise Cooke 

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 10 AM (EDT) Virtual Presentation

Annual Members Share

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 info@capecodgenealogy.org to receive a registration link. 

In view of recommendations for social distancing, our CCGS Genealogy Room, located in the Dennis Public Library, 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. 

We are now accepting donations for the 50th Anniversary events via PayPal (VISA, M/C, Discover, PayPal) (Just click the Donate button to the right for details)

We’re Celebrating 50 Years! 


The countdown has begun!

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 will begin a year long celebration of the history of our Society, and we are inviting everyone to participate with us. 

Details will be coming in the months ahead,

so keep an eye on this page to learn what we have planned.