If you are
interested in becoming a member you can find a mail in member application here.
1360 Alberta Way
Our General Meetings are held
the 2nd Thursday of most months at 7:00 p.m. at the LDS Building, 1360 Alberta Way, Concord. Exceptions being February and July when we meet at the Family History Center, 3700 Concord Bl, Concord for research nights, August when we have no meeting and December when we have our annual Christmas party in conjunction with the Concord Family History Center. We are one of the few genealogical societies in the greater
Bay Area to meet in the evening, providing an option for those who work.
Once a year we have a "Show and Tell" meeting and in May we hold our annual business meeting when the new board members
are installed. We also have two meetings a year that we consider "work" meeting. We meet at the Concord FHC for research. Mentors are available to help new members or those not familiar with the collection. All remaining meetings feature a guest speaker and/or
program involving family history, research methodology or are of some
historical benefit. All meetings are open to the public and visitors
are always welcome. Click here for a map.
November 10 -Research Railroads and their Records presented by Melina Kashuba, PhD.
From about the 1840s to the 1940s, the railroads in America employed millions of workers. Could your ancestor have
been one of them? Join us as genealogy lecturer and author Melinda
Kashuba discusses strategies genealogists can use to locate railroad records.
Melinda Kashuba is a free-lance writer and
researcher. She teaches geography at Shasta College in Redding,
California. In 2015 she was awarded the Part-Time Educator of the Year
Award for excellence in teaching. She has presented at many societies in
California and throughout the United States. Melinda is a popular
lecturer and the author of Walking with your Ancestors: a
Genealogistís Guide to Using Maps and Geography, plus numerous articles in genealogical
magazines and other publications. Her specialties include nineteenth and
twentieth century American research and maps.
December 8 - Christmas Party with the FHC Staff, NO SPEAKER
We invite you to join our
Society! The membership year is the calendar year, January through December.
If joining mid-year, your dues will be pro-rated. We have two membership
categories: $20 for Individuals and $30 for Families (two or more people).
If you would like to be a member you can join by either coming to a meeting or
by using our mail in application which you can
Your Membership includes:
- Great Speakers at each
- Field trips to
libraries and other research facilities in Northern California (temporarily on furlough)
- Help with research,
software questions, and your "brick walls"
- Our monthly Diablo
Descendants newsletter, for more on the newsletter please visit our
publications page. *Diablo Descendants is
temporarily being done via email until a new editor can be found.
are one of the few Bay Area societies which offers evening meetings, allowing
those who work to attend.