How Do I . . .

For Non-Members:
. . . join CCGS?
 
 
For Members:
. . . login?
. . . volunteer?
 

 
For Non-Members:
join CCGS?   Two options exist for joining CCGS. You can join by mail or join online. Our “Join CCGS” webpage provides information on membership benefits, how to join, and costs. Click on the *Join CCGS* menu option in the left column or click here.
 
For Members:
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 login and password. Access to the members-only portion of the website will appear below the "Members" button.  If you are having difficulty, please contact the webmaster.
 
change my login name?  After logging in, click "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 "Save".  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 "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 "Edit Your Profile" under "Members" in the left column. Click on "Contact Info" and then click on the pencil icon to edit.  Click on "Change Login". A new window will open where you can edit your information and click "Save" when done.
 
renew my membership online?   Starting at 30 days prior to membership expiration, members can renew online. To renew online, login to the members-only section of the website using the “Members” menu on the left-hand side and enter your login and password. There will be a red box identifying the number of days until your membership expires. Go to the “Edit Your Profile” which is a sub-menu option under “Members”. Click on the green “Renew Membership” button. A new window will open where you complete the information and confirm. Then, you must click the “Buy Now” button which will take you to PayPal where you can use your PayPal account or a personal credit card to complete your membership renewal. If guidance is needed to complete the online join, individuals can consult the Renew Your Membership Online document. Warning: When renewing online, there is an optional donation box. Only enter a dollar amount if you wish to give a donation in addition to the membership fee.
 
renew my membership online after it expires?   Even though your membership has expired, you can renew through the CCGS website. Memberships that expire have a grace period where the account can be accessed and even after the grace period, online renewal is still an option. To renew online, login to the members-only section of the website using the “Members” menu option. After logging in, the information in the red box will identify the status of your account. The green “Renew Membership” button will be available on this page when you are past the grace period or you will have to go to “Edit You Profile” under the Members menu. Use the option that applies to your account and if guidance is needed consult the document in the answer above. Warning: When renewing online, there is an optional donation box. Only enter a dollar amount if you wish to give a donation in addition to the membership fee.
 
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 to search. 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 "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.
 
volunteer?   The members-only section of the website has two menu options, “Volunteer Opportunities” and “Research Night Volunteers”. Both locations have descriptions of the projects and who to contact to volunteer for the CCGS Quarterly, cemetery transcriptions, and research night.