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LDS Church

1360 Alberta Way
Concord CA


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.

Upcoming Meetings

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 print here.

Your Membership includes:

  • Great Speakers at each monthly meeting
  • 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.
  • Annual Membership Directory

We are one of the few Bay Area societies which offers evening meetings, allowing those who work to attend.

For more information on the CCCGS please feel free to contact us.  For matters concerning this website you can contact the Webmaster.

* The Society is a Non-Profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political organization.  Donations to CCCGS are tax-deductible as contributions under IRS code 501 (c)3.