Welcome to the Cape Cod Genealogical Society

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.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 10 AM (EDT) Virtual Presentation

Sanborn Insurance Maps, Census Records and City Directories

Presentation by Ari Wilkins

Recreating neighborhoods can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to build a map using Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, census records, and city directories in Google Maps.

Ari Wilkins graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design.

She has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of state and local societies.

Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007. She speaks on a multitude of genealogical subjects and specializes in African American research.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021
4-7 PM

CCGS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Kick-off from the Gazebo on the Village Green, Corner of Old Bass River Road and Route 6A, Dennis MA
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Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 10 AM (EDT)Virtual Presentation

All in a Day’s Work:

Occupational Genealogical Research

Presentation by Michael Strauss

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.