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In 1976 Linda (ROBINSON) McEWEN and Karen (CRONK) RAY located others who shared their interest in genealogy to form the:
With hard work and dedication the Society has increased in size and holds regular monthly meetings, a Spring (March) and a Fall (October) seminar, research trips as well as other genealogical events.
The purpose of the Society is to provide instruction for collecting, preserving and publicizing genealogical, historical and geographical materials.
Membership is open to anyone with the same goals as the Society.
CCNGS is a non-profit organization supported solely by volunteers who help researchers, from beginners to experts, learn about their ancestors and heritage. We are funded by membership dues, fundraising events and donations.
Your donation will help support the field of family history. You may also choose to make a gift in honour of a friend or family member. You may donate by check or money order payable to the CCNGS.
Mail to: CCNGS
PO Box 50569
Henderson, NV 89016-0569
SPRING FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR
Has been in pursuit of his family origins since 1971. Bill currently is employed with Heritage Quest of Bountiful, Utah. He writes feature articles and edits the Genealogy Bulletin, a bi-monthly magazine he founded in 1984, now published by Heritage Quest. In addition, he is engaged to write new publications for Heritage Quest, and writes occasional feature articles for Heritage Quest magazine. He has written over 60 magazine articles relating to genealogical research.
He is the author of eight books, three of which were published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland since 1987: Managing a Genealogical Project; the Genealogy Starter Kit; and with William Thorndale, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. He has authored five books published by Heritage Quest since 1994: Seven Steps to a Family Tree; Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815; British Origins of American Colonists, 1629-1775; and with Ronald Bremer, America’s Best Genealogy Resource Centers. His latest book is U.S. and Canadian Census Records: A Genealogist’s Guide to Census Facts, Schedules, and Indexes.
As a genealogical lecturer since 1985, he has conducted seminar programs for over 600 genealogical societies. He has been a speaker for several years at the annual Family History Fair in San Francisco; the Genealogical Jamboree held in Pasadena each year; and San Diego’s Family History & Genealogy Fair— the three largest genealogy exhibitions in America. In addition, he has been the featured speaker at state-wide genealogy conferences held in California, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, and Ohio. He has also been a speaker at national conferences sponsored by the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and is an instructor at the annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
His honors include an Award of Merit from the American Society of Genealogists for the Map Guide book; an Award of Appreciation from the National Genealogical Society for services to the genealogical community; and Awards of Appreciation from the California, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington state-wide genealogical societies/associations.
You Know About Census Records But What About Census Substitutes? - A census is often considered a genealogist’s main name list, but there are census substitutes that accomplish the same thing - they list the names of the inhabitants of a particular area at a particular time. This lecture identifies the most rmportant State Databases within the categories of Territorial and State Census Records; State and County Court Records; Directories; County Histories; State Militia Lists; Tax Lists; Vital Records; and Voter Lists. National Databases are shown within the categories of Federal Census Records; Immigration Lists; U.S. Military Lists of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Veterans, and Pensioners; and National Vital Records. Based on Dollarhide’s State Name Lists books.