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 If you’ve ever wanted to reproduce a beloved family favorite only to find the recipe is sketchy, outdated or simply unwritten, you know that there may be a lot of tricks and tips involved with turning out a satisfying dish.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.

Morrow- 5th Annual Genealogy Day- March 5

Our Genealogy Group, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow 

Fifth Annual Genealogy Workshop March 5th  8am-4pm  

Topics include Beginner DNA, Organization, University Databases, Citations, Hands on Experience and more! It’s free, but registration is needed. Please RSVP by February 29th to Our Genealogy Group.  The workshop will be held in the Clayton State University Center classrooms. All levels of genealogical enthusiasts are welcome and should find the sessions helpful and informative.

Local societies are encouraged to participate and have an information table free of charge. No selling is permitted “on campus,” but societies can hand our information about where items may be purchased like websites or other places. Publicize your society!

Symposium: Reconstruction & The Promise of Freedom- 27 Feb

Register/Save the Date:  27 February – 9 am – 4:30 pm

The National Archives at Atlanta presents:

The Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom


This program is presented in partnership with Metro Atlanta Chapter of AAHGS

Speakers include

Kahlil G. Chism – Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Dr. Ehren Foley- South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Dr. Edna Greene Medford- Chair, Department of History- Howard University

Dr. Jelani Favors- History Professor- Clayton State University

Joel Walker- Education Specialist- National Archives at Atlanta

William Durant- Indexer Freedmen’s Bureau Indexing Project

In addition -performances by:

Lovejoy High School Choral Ensemble

Historical Characters protrayed by AAHGS youth

There will be displays of Family History Research by Genealogists


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Reminder- George Morgan 12 March- Birmingham

Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar- 12 March 2016

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Samford University- Birmingham, Alabama

The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Samford University in Birmingham.  The speaker will be George G. Morgan presenting It’s All in the Details.

The first topic, “The Genealogist as CSI”, will set the foundation for the day with the research process.

Next will be  “Bring “Em Back to Life – Developing an Ancestor Profile”.  This topic addresses evidence types and analysis; helps the thought process for writing a biographical profile, a family history or a lineage application; and helps identify research gaps.

“Clues in the News” will address the often neglected newspaper research and focuses on online newspaper sources.

“Getting Past Brick Walls” concentrates on the best approaches for addressing brick walls and research impasses.

For more information on George G. Morgan and to REGISTER. You may also contact Caroline Horton, Program Chair, at .

Georgia Archives-Feb. 13-Free- All day workshop

Black History Month Program- Georgia Archives –

Saturday 13 February 2016 – 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m

Visit the Georgia Archives and enjoy the presentations of these exciting speakers:

Dr. D.L. Henderson -Dignity in Death: South-View Cemetery Association

Louis Childers- William & Mary the Untold Story Revealed in William Zeigler Estate Records

Dr. Curtis Grave- Person History in America’s Peculiar Institution: An Intimate Exploration of Enslavement in New Orleans’ Plantation Country- sponsored by FOGAH

Elyse Hill- African American Genealogical Research: Breaking Through the 1870’s Brick Wall

Kayla Barrett – Resources for African- American Research at the Georgia Archives

Pizza will be available at lunch for a donation.

Event sponsored by Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society- Atlanta Chapter, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Friends of the Georgia Archives & History (FOGAH), The Georgia Archives

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