Submitted by Linda Schmidt: Member since 2017
Submitted by Linda Schmidt: Member since 2017
This is the wedding photo of my husband’s paternal grandparents, Ed Schmidt and Hazel Carpenter, married on September 28,1914. Lawrence Welk grew up with the bride and groom and played at their wedding. Ed’s brother, Homer, was a member of Welk’s band and played the drums. He later had his own band, called the Bohemian Band, but unfortunately, he never made it as big as Lawrence Welk.

Our Meetings and Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Meetings
These evening meetings feature a guest presenter on a genealogy topic and are free to both members and the public.
  • Time and Date: 7 – 9 p.m. 2nd Thursday of January, March, April, May, June, July, September, November
  • Address: LDS Building 1360 Alberta Way, Concord 
Research Meetings 
These evening meetings provide opportunities to do research using databases at the Concord Family History Center and to get help from knowledgeable mentors. These meetings are free to both members and the public.
  • Time and Date: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday of February, October
  • Address: Concord Family History Center, 3700 Concord Blvd, Concord
Monday Morning Roundtable
This is a group that gets together to discuss genealogy research and to help each other in their various efforts. It meets at the home of member, Susan Swindell.
  • Time and Date: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (lunch at IHOP follows) 2nd Monday of each month
  • Location: Contact Susan Swindell at Swindell@value.net for more information and her address.  
Annual Fall Seminar
This popular all-day event, held in October, features a professional from the genealogy field who conducts a deep-dive into a broad topic of interest. A raffle and book sale are part of the event. The seminar is open both to members and the public. It is fee-based with members charged a reduced rate.
 
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 Newsletter@cccgs.net

Upcoming Events
March 12
"Tips on Getting Youth Interested in Family History" With Sarah Clift
It's a passion for you, but you can't get your children or grandchildren to care. Sarah Clift presents techniques for getting Millennials and beyond interested in preserving your family ancestry.  ...

April 9
"Sex, Lies and Genealogy Tapes" With Ron Arons
Find success with your genealogical research by focusing on one individual at a time. If you like to fill up your family tree as fast as possible, Ron Arons presentation will ...

May 14
CCCGS Membership "Show and Tell"
Members are invited to bring genealogy items or stories to share with the group. This is also our annual business meeting where new board members are inducted. 

July 9
"Those Marvelous Suffragettes" With Gena Philibert-Ortega
Gena Philibert-Ortega, will share the story of suffragettes and the suffrage movement to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment when women gained the right to vote. 

September 10
"Your Mayflower Ancestors" With Bob Trapp
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower ship's arrival at Plymouth Rock. Bob Trapp, a direct descendant of 24 of the 102 passengers, presents the journey that led to 10 ...