How Do I . . .

. . . login?
 
 
 
 
login?   All CCGS members have been sent an email with their login information. Click the word "Members" in the left column of any page and enter your account and password. Access to the members-only portion of the web site will appear below the "Members" button.  If you are having difficulty, please contact the webmaster.
 
change my login name?  After logging in, click the word "Edit Your Profile" under "Members" in the left column. Click on the pencil icon to edit the login name. A new window will open where you can enter a new login name and click the Save button.  Be careful to enter only valid characters (letters, numbers, underscore, dash, period and @ symbol), as invalid characters will be ignored. The only warning will be that they will turn red and then vanish.
 
change my password?   After logging in, click the word "Edit Your Profile" under "Members" in the left column. Click on the pencil icon to edit the password.  A new window will open where you can enter a new password. Be careful to enter only valid characters (letters and numbers only), as invalid characters will be ignored. The only warning will be that they will turn red and then vanish. Note: the special characters which are allowed in the login name cannot be used in the password.
 
change my email, address, or phone number?  After logging in, click the word "Edit Your Profile" under "Members" in the left column. Click on "Contact Info" and then click on the pencil icon to edit.  on "Change Login". A new window will open where you can edit your information and click Save when done.
 
search for others researching surnames of interest?  Click on the word "Research" in the left column of any page; then click on the words "Surname Research". Enter a surname and click on the magnifying glass. If you find a surname of interest, click on the envelope icon to send a message to the submitter of that surname. You will not see the email address of the submitter, in order to protect the privacy of our members.
 
submit my surnames to be listed?   You must be a member of CCGS in order to submit your surname information. After logging in, click the word "Research" in the left column of any page. From the drop down list under "Research" click on the words "Surname Research". Clicking on "Add Surname" will bring up a page where you can enter a surname, location and range of applicable dates. Click "Save". You may add as many surnames as you like. The more information you include with each surname, the better your chances of a match with another researcher.
 
access the Forums?   The Member Forums are a feature of the CCGS website where members can ask questions and hold discussions on a variety of genealogical topics. Members can post messages and other members can respond to messages. To access the forums, you must first log in. Under "Members" in the left column, click on the word "Forums" and the forums will appear. To add a new question or message, click the + symbol next to a topic and the Forum Thread Message: Add dialog appears. Enter a subject and a message; then click "Save". Click "Return to List" to reurn to the forums. Refresh the screen to see your new message.
 
edit my Forum message?   Click the pencil icon next to your message and the Forum Thread Message: Edit dialog appears. Make your changes and click "Save" when finished. Note: you can only edit messages which you have entered.
 
respond to a Forum message?   Click the reply icon (the left-pointing arrow) at the upper right of the message and the Forum Thread Message: Add dialog appears. Enter a reply message and click "Save" when finished.
 
delete a Forum message?   Users of the Forums cannot delete messages. Contact the CCGS webmaster at webmaster@ilccgs.org to have a message deleted.
 
create a new Forum topic?   Only the CCGS webmaster can create a new topic. Send suggestions to webmaster@ilccgs.org.
 
see my new Forum post?   If your new message does not automatically appear in the Forums, hit the Refresh button or F5 to refresh the screen and your message will appear.