Submitted by Dee Lemons: Member Since 2015
Submitted by Dee Lemons: Member Since 2015
Grace Romenia Webb was born in Bangor, ME in 1861. The youngest of eight children, she was an early pioneer “who came to California from Maine on the first transcontinental train to cross America.” She lived in San Francisco with her parents; in Manila and Shanghai during her husband’s time in the Navy; and in Berkeley until her death in 1928. The widowed mother of four worked as a dressmaker and artist. Grace also was a member of the Eastern Star.

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 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

Upcoming Events
April 9
The CCCGS Meeting on April 9 has Been Canceled
In keeping with California's stay-at-home order, we are temporarily suspending meetings. We will update you on a month-to-month basis. 

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. 

June 11
"Best Genealogy Tools of the DNA Trade" With Mark McLaren
Mark McLaren looks at the four top DNA testing companies and shares their best tools for genetic genealogy. 

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 ...