Submitted by Sharon Harris: Member since 2015
Submitted by Sharon Harris: Member since 2015
My grandfather, James Cecil Beswick left his home in Warrington, England, bound for America with his best mate, Harry. They first lived in Chicago where James worked as a fine cabinet maker. He served in France during WWI, lived in Victoria, B.C. and ended up in California where he worked on the Caldecott tunnel. James went back to England to visit family when he met Hannah Till, the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Lady Clerk. Hannah traveled by ship and train to California and married James in Berkeley on May 22, 1926.

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. Until further notice, our meetings will be held via Zoom. 
  • Time and Date: 6:30 – 8 p.m. 2nd Thursday of January, March, April, May, June, July, , August, 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. Until further notice, these meetings are suspended. 
  • 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. Until further notice, this meeting is being held via Zoom on a weekly basis. 
  • 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. In 2020, this event will be held as a webinar over two days. See the special CCCGS Fall Webinar page for more information. 
 
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
August 13
Tips on Getting Youth Interested in Family History With Sarah Clift - Zoom Webinar
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 history. ...

September 10
Sex, Lies and Genealogy With Ron Arons - Zoom Webinar
When Ron discovered a criminal ancestor in his past, it inspired a genealogical research technique for better results. At this meeting, he will discuss how concentrating on one person at a ...

October 10
What's Your American Story? Part 1 - Live Zoom Webinar
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, Host of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) helps you trace your American roots from Colonial times forward. Live webinar over two Saturday mornngs, October 10 and 17. ...

October 17
What's Your American Story? Part 2 - Live Zoom Webinar
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, Host of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) helps you trace your American roots from Colonial times forward. Live webinar over two Saturday mornngs, October 10 and 17. ...

November 12
"Stories of the Sacramento Delta" With Grant Din - Zoom Webinar
Discover the people who lived on the Sacramento Delta in the 20th Century and hear their incredible stories. CCCGS members will receive an email with a link to the webinar.  ...