Coweta Libraries- Dr. D.L. Henderson- 27 Feb.

Genealogy: Explore your roots at Coweta libraries

The Newnan Time- Herald

5 Feb. 2016

Coweta Public Library System’s Central Library branch is hosting three genealogically inspired programs this month in celebration of African-American History Month.

They focus on historical storytelling, slave genealogical research, and church histories.

The first will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Genealogist Janice Sikes-Rogers will present “Creative Expressions: African American Memories.” Sikes-Rogers, who is also an historian and poet, will share family history research, storytelling, and poetry from her book “Southern by Nature.”

The second program is “Explore Your Roots: Evaluating Genealogical Evidence of Enslaved Ancestors,” on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. This seminar will be presented by Dr. D. L. Anderson, cemetery historian and genealogist, and past president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She has been recognized by the Atlanta City Council for her contribution to the preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture, and is currently working on a book, “Dignity in Death: A Story of Atlanta’s South-View Cemetery.” Dr. D.L. Anderson will lead participants through a case study in order to introduce them to strategies for genealogical research on enslaved ancestors.

The third program will be held on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. It is titled “Hallowed Grounds: Preserving Your Church History” and will teach participants basic principles of setting up and maintaining church archives.

Call the Central Library at 770-683-2052 to register for any of these programs.

CPLS programs are always free and open to the public.

Cobb- Preservation of Photos & Papers-2 March

The staff of the Georgia Room at the Cobb County Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. GA invites everyone to join them on the first Wednesday of each month and they will help you in tracking down family history facts.

The topic for March is Preservation of Photos and Papers.

2 March 7:00-8:00 pm – Light refreshments to follow=-

For more information Cobb County Public Library System

Pchtree City – Crafting your personal tale- 4 March

Southern Crescent Storytellers meet 4 March 2016 at Starbucks near Stein Mart on Hwy 54 in Peachtree City- 1 pm – 2:30 pm.

“How to Craft Personal Tales” is the first in a series of quarterly classes.

Friends and supporters of storytelling are invited to attend. No fee – donations welcome

For more information anne50w(AT)


Athens- “Finding the Burials” 26 Feb.

Athens Clarke County Library, Multipurpose room B, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens

6 pm 26 February 2016

Finding the Burials-  Findagrave and Billion Graves can be very helpful websites when searching for grave sites and information. You might be able to help others by posting information on your relatives. Learn how in this class on Finding the Burials.


Athens- COGS meeting -20 February

Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society meeting and program- Athens Clarke County Library Heritage Room-  Multipurpose Room C – 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, 2 pm

“Your Family’s Legacy in Recipes” is the topic. Family recipes are instructions for recreating the nostalgic tastes of yesteryear, but there is often more to them than what you see at first glance. If you’ve ever wanted to reproduce a beloved family favorite only to find the recipe is sketchy, outdated or simply unwritten, you know that there may be a lot of tricks and tips involved with turning out a satisfying dish. But did you ever stop to look at your recipes with a genealogist’s eye? Valerie J. Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press), will explore various aspects of your family’s heirloom recipes. Website:  Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society

Fayette County- 21 Feb- Tommy Jones speaks

Fayette County Historical Society- 195 Lee Street, Fayetteville – 21 February 2016- 3 pm

  Tommy Jones, a retired architectural historian with the National Park Service SE Regional Office, will present his program on “Topography, Trails and Standing Peachtree.” He will share his research on Atlanta’s most famous thoroughfare, Peachtree Street/Peachtree Road as he takes you to its final destination: Fort Standing Peachtree.