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.

See's Winter Holiday Campaign Open Now!Just in time for the holidays, you can treat yourself and friends to See's
Candy, AND support the CCCGS at the same time! Visit our exclusive storefront for a variety of tasty treats. Gift cards are also available. Click here or on the candy box above to help us reach our fundraising goals. 
Candy prices are shown on our storefront and will ship directly from See's Candy with an added shipping charge. Our storefront closes on December 1, so please get your orders in early.  Orders will ship directly to the address you designate, beginning November 10.
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
October 12
"Jewish Genealogy:  How Is This Research Different from All Other Research?” With Janice Sellers
This presentation provides an overview of the unique aspects of Jewish culture and history that affect family history research. Topics include history, geography, naming patterns, languages and alphabets, rabbinical genealogies, kehillah ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 14
Spanish genealogy - specific topic TBD
Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a native New Mexican, is a well-known genealogical and historical researcher for the last 35 years; she descends from eleven of the soldiers that came with Juan ...

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 ...