WELCOME TO CCNGS!

40YEARS

logo3The popular Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society (CCNGS), located in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976.  We have reached another milestone in history for CCNGS! We are celebrating 40 years of genealogical services to the community and you are invited to join the celebration! Check our “Upcoming Events” below to learn about all the exciting and fun events we have planned!  Meetings, programs, and other activities are open to the public, and you are cordially invited to participate. Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month in the Paseo Verde Library, 280 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada, just off the  I-215, Phone: 702-492-7252.

CCNGS is affiliated with the Henderson, Libraries to house our extensive genealogical collection in the Heritage Room at the Paseo Verde Library.  Additional materials continue to be added to enhance the collection with the latest materials and technology. Volunteers from CCNGS staff this library and assist patrons with their family history. In addition, free genealogy classes are held monthly in the library. Both the library and place for our meetings are held in this library.

UPCOMING EVENTS: MEETINGS / CLASSES / SPECIAL EVENTS

 CCNGS MEETING AND SPECIAL (#40) BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION !! September 17, 2016

DATE: Saturday, Septemberbirthday cake 17, 2016
TIME: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
PLACE: Paseo Verde Library Conference Room, 280 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada
TOPIC: Relative Race – BYU
What would be more amazing than a race to not only have a chance to win $25K, but to find and meet relatives you didn’t know you had? BYU-TV has the exclusive showing of a new reality TV series called Relative Race. The show will air with 11 episodes starting on Sunday, February 28th, 6 PM MT. The show is in partnership with AncestryDNA. DNA test results is how they found the relatives of each participant. During a RootsTech premier showing of the first episode, viewers were laughing and feeling the tension from the drama the couples go through in competing.

The show is a combination of fun, emotion, drama, stress, lots of humor and the joy of learning about family. Rules involve giving up technology and going old school with maps and asking help from strangers. Just deciding who will drive and who will look at the map was funny and something most couples can relate to. Unlike a similar show the contestants drive to different cities each day and have challenges that are unique to each couple. Each couple has a specified time limit to arrive at the next destination and whoever goes over that time limit may be up for a strike. Three strikes and the couple is out. Each night they end up at a relative’s home and spend the night with these newfound relatives.
SPEAKERS:  Anthony and Brooke Brown, contestants.

ALSO AT THIS SEPTEMBER 17 MEETING: ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2016-2017:

The first reading for the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society Board of Directors positions open for election and the nominees standing for election are as follows:
President – Nominee Michelle Bryner
Vice President of Programs – Nominee Sam Giordano
Vice President of Membership – Nominee Kurt Dunphy
Secretary – Nominee Laura Carroll
Treasurer – Nominee Shirley Dunphy
Library/Education Director – Nominee Patricia Hedrick
Hospitality Director – Nominee open
Publicity/Research Director – Nominee open
Events Director – Nominee Judith Deaton

The slate will be closed 15 days prior to the election which is September 2, 2016 the annual meeting being September 17, 2016. If anyone wants to stand for an office position, please see or email any current board member. If there is more than one nominee we will present a ballot at the September annual meeting.


 CCNGS CLASSES AND EVENTS 2016

Free Genealogy Classes and Eventsteacher
A series of genealogy classes and events is offered in the Paseo Verde Library Conference Room, 280 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, Nevada. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat by calling 702-492-6593 or register at the reference desk.  Listed below is a current list of classes:

TOPIC / DATE / TIME / PRESENTER
Open Forum, Q & A, Tips & Tricks for Your Research / Wednesday, September 21, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm / Patricia Hedrick and
Sam Giordano
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