Submitted by Steve Stierwalt: Member since 2015
Submitted by Steve Stierwalt: Member since 2015
In 1946 after my Dad got out of the Army, he and his brother started their own wood shop making custom cabinets. Times were lean, so for my parents first Christmas he made my Mom a knick-knack shelf. Five children later, that corner shelf is seen way in the back of this photo. I now have the shelf as a beloved family heirloom.

General Meetings
These evening meetings feature a guest presenter on a genealogy topic and are free to both members and the public. Until further notice, our meetings will be held via Zoom. You must register to attend. Visit the Events page for more information and registration links. 
  • Time and Date: 6:30 – 8 p.m. 2nd Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, and November.
  • Register for these Zoom meetings on the Events page.
In-Person Meeting Events
Beginning in 2023, the CCCGS is reintroducing in-person meeting event(s) for its local members. Scheduled events will feature a guest speaker. The date and location are determined several months in advance. 
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. Cucrrently, attendance is limited to CCCGS members only. 
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
July 13
"Tracking Down Your Eastern European Ancestors (Part 2) With Pam Vestal
In spite of the many wars, boundary changes, and political and natural catastrophes, an astonishing number of records exist for our Eastern European ancestors, both here and abroad.  We'll explore strategies for finding their places of ...

September 14
"Research Patriots and More Using the DAR Website" With Christine Cohen
Chistine Cohen will share how to research your patriot ancestors on the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) website. There is a wealth of information about the entire US that ...

October 12
"Genealogists Google Search Methodology" With Lisa Louise Cooke
It's 2023, so if you think you know how to Google, think again! Technology changes rapidly and keeping our search skills updated and sharp is key to search success. Lisa will ...

November 9
Movie: New York City’s Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers
Discover the captivating history of Hart Island, New York’s renowned potter’s field since 1869. In this thought-provoking 30-minute movie, we will explore Hart Island’s past, unveiling the stories of ...