Submitted by Deb McNaughton: Member since 2016
Submitted by Deb McNaughton: Member since 2016
This is a photo of my mother, Elizabeth London (1920-2015), in 1945. She was a Corporal in the Women's Army Corps during WWII and taught pilots how to fly using instruments. Here she is in a Link Trainer flight simulator. She always said serving in the WAC was one of the best times of her life.

General Meetings
These evening meetings held via Zoom feature a guest presenter on a genealogical topic of interest. They are free to both CCCGS members and the public. You must register to attend. Visit the Events page for more information and registration links. 
  • Time and Date: 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Pacific Time) 2nd Thursday of each month (except August and December).
  • Register for these Zoom meetings on the Events page.
Monday Morning Roundtable
This is a group that meets once a month via Zoom to share information on helpful genealogy research and to assist each other with their personal genealogy projects.
  • The Zoom meeting takes place the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Gorrell at for details. 
Annual Fall Webinar
This popular event, usually held in October, features a professional from the genealogy field who conducts a deep-dive into a broad topic of interest. Note: Our 2023 event has been postponed until 2024. 
Descendants Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter, Descendants, is published ten times per year (not in August and December) and is included with every membership. You must be a member to receive or have access to the newsletter located in the Members Only section of this site. Feedback, ideas and suggestions for the newsletter are welcomed at

Upcoming Events
January 11
“In Search of Records of Chinese Railroad Workers” With Grant Din
There is little documentation about Chinese railroad workers who built the Transcontinental and many other railroads in the US starting in the 1860s. This webinar will describe some of the ...

February 8
"From Slave to Soldier: What Civil War Records Can Tell You about Your Ancestors?" with Michael Wil
Have you ever wondered if genealogical records exist on African Americans who served in the Civil War? If so, where are they located and how can you retrieve them? This ...

March 14
Mexican Catholic Parish Records, Pre-Marital Investigations, with Henriett Martinez Christmas
Spanish colonial and Mexican Catholic marriage records are rich in genealogical information. This session will discuss the laws, customs, and significance of pre-marital investigations, dispensations, and marriage ceremony records, as ...

June 13
"Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Harps: Researching your Irish Roots" with Sara Cochran
Ireland can be a challenging place to research! Learn about what records do exist, and what no longer exists, before you get started searching for your Irish roots. Click here ...

July 11
Aboard Navy Hospital Ships with Rear Admiral (ret.) Bonnie Potter
  Rear Admiral Bonnie Burnham Potter was the first female physician in the Navy Medical Corps to be selected for flag rank. She served as the commanding officer of the ...