Focus on Georgia columnists:
Selma Blackmon’s column- Metro Examiner– 5 Jan 2016
Genealogy: How to hire a professional researcher
Look at the photograph, look again. Dunham who? After years of attempting to identify this small bit of family information, it is time to hire a professional. This article will explain what to look for when hiring a professional family researcher. Answer a few questions.
What is your specific goal? My answers are relate to this article’s photograph. Identify the people in the photograph. What is the relationship between Jane A. and Lindsey W. Dunham? What is the small notebook? What is the relationship between the people in the photographs and Jane or Lindsey? In my example, the lady from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been identified as “Aunt Sara Dunham.” The couple are identified only as “Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother Dunaham [next line] Grandma Couchs mother and father.” Research completed reveals Jane Dunham as Grandma Couch. The small notebook dated 1844 is a ledger for purchases, payments and tailoring. My current specific goal is to identify Jane A. Dunham’s father, the man in the photograph….
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Georgia has a chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists:
Georgia Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists
Lauren Colley – The Atlanta-Journal Constitution– 8 January 2016
Baby names fall in and out of favor, gaining and losing popularity with historical and cultural events. But one name in particular has stood the test of time in Georgia.
According to data from the Social Security Administration, “William” is the most consistently popular baby name overall in Georgia.
GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP MEETING
Monday, January 11, 2016
Northlake Library –3772 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
The Genealogy Study Group meets monthly in Tucker. This active group has been meeting for more than twenty years.
In January, experienced researcher and former Georgia Archives employee, Joanne Smalley will present a Virtual Tour through the Georgia Archives.
The presentation will include information about:
The Archives book collection -which includes a large number of out of state books, primarily, neighboring states and states that were on the migration route to Georgia.
Reference computers and databases
The Microfilm Library
The Original Documents Reading Area (ODRA)
The Archives General Name File
The Surname Folders collection
If you are researching in Georgia, this presentation will help you learn what is available at the Georgia Archives and how to use it.
Your first visit to the Genealogy Study Group is free. Member dues are $15.00 per year.