Genealogy Class- Marist- January

Where did I come from? The Joy of Genealogy

Marist School- 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, N.E. Atlanta, Ga. 30319

Instructor: Mrs. Kelley M. Likes

Do you have an interest in family history or genealogy and just did not know where or how to start? Do you have stories to share or boxes of pictures of distant relatives and you do not know what to do with them?’

Session 1: From letters to postcards, marriage certificates to deeds, as a family historian you’ve accumulated plenty of genealogical documents in your research. Then there are family photos: They are among the most precious genealogical treasures—yet you probably have old family photos stuffed in shoeboxes or stored in those “magnetic albums” with the sticky pages (who doesn’t?). Learn to preserve and protect your precious items. Learn how to write and preserve family stories and pictures, including creating Family History books, websites, and blogs.

Session 2: This session cover many aspects of the genealogy spectrum, including research strategies, ethnic heritage, genealogy technology, and U.S. records. Where to look for and find ancestors. Free and not so free places to look. Resources you may or may not have thought of.

Session 3: This session includes ways to keep family history in the family. Family activities to encourage sharing stories and memories. Any remaining time will be dedicated to working on and finishing projects.

Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Likes was a professional genealogist. She conducted research in the United States and abroad. She also helped publish family histories with her grandmother. Ms. Likes has been a computer/business education teacher for the past 13 years, and she has taught at the college, high school, and middle school levels.

Registration Required

Early bird registration ended January 15th

Session 1: Monday, January 25    7-9 p.m.

 Session 2: Monday,  February 1  7-9 p.

Session 3: Monday, February 8  7-9 p.m.

Regular registration: 100.00 per person

For more information and to register- Click HERE  

NIGR becomes Gen-Fed

The Board of Trustees of the National Institute on Genealogical Research has announced that the institute’s name was changed to the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed) on December 22, 2015. The institute, held annually at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1960 as a three-week general course on genealogy. In 1987, it narrowed its focus to federal records.

The institute was incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Trustees are representatives of the American Society of Genealogists, Association of Professional Genealogists, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, and the institute’s alumni association. The National Archives, a non-voting member, provides strong support.

“Given the growth in genealogical education, it made sense to choose a name that clearly identifies the institute’s mission,” said Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG SM, director. “A new website,, offers a closer look at the program, which is scheduled for July 11–15, 2016.  You can also follow the institute on Facebook and Twitter (@GenFedInstitute).”

Diane Dimkoff, coordinator of research customer support at the National Archives, stated, “We are pleased that the institute’s new name reflects the significance of federal records and look forward to continuing our traditional collaboration.”

Gen-Fed is for experienced genealogists, and for archivists, historians and librarians interested in using federal records for genealogical research. It is designed to instill a methodological framework and foster creative thinking about relevant records. Online registration for the 2016 session will be held in late February.


Gwinnett- Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Gwinnett County Historical & Genealogical Society

Beat the winter blahs! Great family activity!

 Explore Gwinnett History by visiting cemeteries!

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

February 6 2016

Prizes Awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers!

Participation fee- $10.00 per family

On the day of the hunt you will be emailed your scavenger hunt paperwork.  You will have from 9am-3:00pm to return your answers by email, text or insta-gram.

To register or find more info   Call our office at  770-822-5174, see our website visit our Facebook page at Gwinnett Historical Society

This is a fundraiser to enable the Gwinnett Historical & Genealogical Society to make small repairs and otherwise preserve neglected cemeteries in Gwinnett County.

AAHGS- January meeting and 2016 dates

Atlanta Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society will meet January 23rd 10:00 a.m. at the Georgia Archives– 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Ga.

State of the Chapter and introduction of Officers for 2016-2017


No chapter meeting, AAHGS will particiate in special programs commemorating Black History Month

Special Program:

Feb 27-Symposium:The Continuing Chronicle: Reconstruction- The Promise of Freedom    

 Special guest speaker: 

Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Chair, History Dept, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 In partnership with the National Archives at Atlanta


(Time & Locaton TBA)- Hands-on genealogy actvity.