Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia Monthly Meeting
Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Program: For the February meeting of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County, Elyse Hill, a professional researcher for over 10 years, will present on African-American Studies. She is the Corresponding Secretary and the Program Chair of the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) that provides a local forum for family-tree researchers by sharing historical and genealogical information, methodology, and sources about African Americans with roots not just in Georgia, but in all states and nations. Ms. Hill is a guest writer for the AAHGS National newsletter and one of the first place winners of the 2015 International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Excellence in Writing Competition (ISFHWE).
A 2012 graduate of Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Ms. Hill completed the Researching African-American Ancestors course. She is currently researching and conducting case study projects to include: Free Persons of Color in Georgia before Emancipation; African-American Civil War Union Sailors; and African-American Immune Nurses during the Spanish American War.