Free webinar-FSGS-Puzzle Picture

Florida State Genealogical Society Poolside Chats
18 Feb 2016, 8-9:00 p.m. (EST)
Donna M. Moughty
Family History – From a Pile of Pieces to a Puzzle Picture

You’ve started your family history, but the pieces don’t seem to fit and the jigsaw puzzle isn’t revealing a picture as you’d hoped? Sometimes it’s just a matter of turning a piece in another direction or fitting it into a different place in the picture. This lecture will show you how take that pile of pieces that don’t seem to fit and turn them into a finished product. At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will understand how to evaluate information, analyze documents, create a source citation and develop a research plan. This lecture works for both the beginner as well as experienced genealogists.

Presenter: Donna Moughty , a Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer, has been conducting family research for over 20 years. She teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research and computer topics locally and at national conferences and institutes. In addition, she provides consultations, research assistance and training. Donna attended the National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives, and the Third and Fourth Irish Genealogical Congress in Ireland, the Salt Lake Institute – Irish Research and the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University where she was an instructor for the Irish course in 2011. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and served as chair of the Professional Management Conference from 2005 – 2008, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Donna researches in Ireland each year and takes a group to Ireland in October to research.



UGA takes lead on celebrations of Black History Month events in Athens


HILARY BUTSCHEK for Online Athens

……Another guest on campus for the month-long series of events is photographer Billy Weeks. Weeks, who won the Gordon Parks International Photography award twice, will talk about his idol Parks.

Photos taken by Parks are on display in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Gallery. The exhibit focuses on his photo essay for Life magazine in 1956 that illustrates segregation in the South. Weeks speaks at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Also at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, to begin the month of events, the film “Hate: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Racism” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion about the film’s theme of hatred toward ethnic groups…

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UGA takes lead on celebrations of Black History Month in Athens


New book- Melvin Collier documents legacy

On January 31st, former Atlanta resident and AAHGS member, Melvin Collier, announced the release of his new book, “Ealy Family Heritage, Documenting Our Legacy.” The book is now available for purchase.GIG_Collier_THUMBNAIL_IMAGE

In addition to documenting the Ealy family’s history back to the 1700’s, the book combines the process of genealogy research with story-telling. Collier discloses how he researched the enslaved ancestors, while still telling the stories of their lives and their descendants’ lives during slavery and afterwards. This book can serve as a template on how to research, organize and write a family history book.

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