Columbus -Emmy award winner to deliver keynote- Ga History Festival

Emmy Award winner to deliver Georgia History Festival keynote at Columbus Museum– Feb 4, 2016- 6pm

Rootstech 2016 Live Streaming Schedule

Sadly, We all can’t attend Rootstech February 3-6 in Salt Lake City. Fortunately, Rootstech shares by streaming some of the sessions. Several sessions, including the general key note sessions on Thursday and Saturday will be streamed live on the homepage of

You can view the streaming schedule here. Presenters include Lisa Louis Cooke, Gov. Michael Leavett, Peggy Lauritzen, Anne Mitchell and James Ison among many others.  Topics include British research,, the Genealogical Proof Standard,  Google for Genealogy, and the always exciting Rootstech Innovator Showdown finals.

Rootstech is the largest family history event in the world and is the perfect place to discover, preserve, and share your family stories and connections across generations.

World class speakers – over 200 engaging classes – a huge exp hall- something for everyone!


Atlanta-Margaret Mitchell House-Forsaken – Ross Howell Jr.

Atlanta History Center- Margaret Mitchell House Lecture– February 9 2016 7:00 pm- Reservations Required-

Ross Howell Jr. – Forsaken                          


Ross Howell Jr.’s stunning debut novel Forsaken presents the chilling true story of Virginia Christian, an uneducated African American girl who was tried and convicted of murdering her white employer in 1912. Charlie Mears, a white man, covered the case as a rookie reporter. The book chronicles the story of the trial and its aftermath as seen through Mears’s eyes, weaving in actual court records, letters, and personal accounts.

Admission for all lectures is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are required for all lectures.

Please call 404.814.4150 to reserve tickets. All lecture ticket purchases are non-refundable

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Gwinnett- GHGS 2015 awards

Gwinnett Historical & Genealogical Society presented awards at the last meeting of 2015.

The Preservation Award- this award was given in recognition of educational efforts in Colonial Heritage and was presented to Bruce Maney. Bruce visits public schools and does a presentation on colonial history for the students.

The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ed Williams in recognition of his volunteer work as Treasurer for the Society,  his efforts with the Winn Property, and other society projects.

The President’s Award was presented to Bobbie Tkacik. Bobbie served as the Cemetery Chair in 2015 and is the current office manager.

The society office is located in the old courthouse on the square in Lawrenceville. The office is open Monday- Friday  10:00 -2:00  and welcomes visitors.