Georgia first lady Sandra Deal authors book about Georgia governor’s mansion

“Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion” by Sandra Deal and co-authored by Jennifer Dickey and Catherine Lewis is available for a unique Christmas gift.

Memories of the Mansion: The Story of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion

Hardcover first editions, including editions signed by the authors, are available at

The 226-page book depicts the history of the 30-room, Greek revival-style home built in 1967 as told through stories and experiences of the first families who lived there.

The authors worked closely with the Busbee, Carter, Maddox, Harris, Miller, Barnes and Perdue families to include their memories and behind -the- scene photos of life in the Governor’s mansion. Recent photographs are from local photographer, Christopher Oquendo.

In the last week, Mrs. Deal has autographed copies of the book at The Georgia Archives and in her hometown of Gainesville at the Northeast Georgia History Museum.




Augusta Chronicle- Series of Articles on Federal Census

Sunday, December 13, 2015 – Augusta Chronicle- Augusta, Georgia

Federal Census is the Key to Genealogy Search

The Augusta Chronicle introduces a series of articles by The Augusta Genealogical Society about the U.S. Federal Census starting with the 1940 census.

“Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.”

Read the article here:

Federal Census is key to genealogy search

The Society accepts queries: Send an e-mail with “Ancestor Search” in the subject line to AugustaGenSociety(AT) Queries should be limited to 50 words and include your name and contact information.



Share Your Genealogy Research with Video

Share Your Genealogy Research with Video: A Get Started eBook Guild for Making Family History Movies by Margaret M. Eves

Create a legacy for your descendants they will watch and remember. It’s easier than you think. Make your family history accessible to even the non-genealogist by using the power of video.

Sharing Your Genealogy Research With Video is an eBook guide helping genealogists develop stories and find images they can use to create short family history videos that engage family members and connect them with their family history.

The eBook includes
• Ideas for amazing images you have right in your own home
• Helpful examples for storyboarding and planning the video to make the production process easy
• Information about finding historical and public domain images and how to use them without infringing on copyright
• Guidelines for citing sources within your video so others can benefit from your research
• Tips for video and audio recording that the pros use
• Ways to share your ancestors’ stories using the reach of the Internet

While not a technical manual for using editing apps or software, Sharing Your Genealogy Research With Video does give you the tools to plan and organize your video to make the editing process easier.

Get started now with connecting your family to their ancestors’ stories!

A new eBook by Georgia genealogist Margaret M. Eves –

Margaret’s website includes a worksheet that you can download to get started with Video Genealogy