OGG- Clayton State- Meeting- 3 April- Genealogy Do-over!

3 April 2016 Our Genealogy Group meeting will be held at Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia. We meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

We are involved in the Genealogy Do-Over. This is month 4. The topic will be Tracking Research and Conducting Research. We will have a panel discussion. This will be your time to ask questions. The panel will include people who help others in finding their family. It may be teaching, hereditary society or individual research. Our standards are the same as the professionals.

We all want to research smarter, not longer. So we are asking the experts for suggestions. How do you track research ie spreadsheet on paper or computer or software or other? How do you start a plan to research for someone else? How do you end research for someone else and should we be analyzing and writing up a narrative? What information and in what format do you expect the information such as timeline, connections to each generation, type of documentation or other? The actual “how to” use a spreadsheet and other topics are included in the webinars on our members only page. Analyzing will be covered in month 6.

The goal of the Do-Over is to complete each step once and not to repeat the same process at a later date. As more material becomes available, it can easily be integrated. Also, how can we pick up the work and quickly continue where we left off again without repeating work?

Thomas MacEntee’s book and/or Facebook have great ideas from others, we would like to hear your suggestions.

Hope to see you April 3rd,

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GSCC- Meeting- 22 March- Marietta

 Genealogical Society of Cobb County, First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

7 pm – Speaker: Jennifer Patterson Dondero  Topic: “Evernote for Everything Else.” She demonstrates how participants can give themselves an edge by creating a genealogy toolbox that goes beyond research results.  Evernote can help researchers keep and find “everything else.”  For more information:  Genealogical Society of Cobb County  email : Genealogical Society of Cobb County

CCGS- Newnan- Meeting-18 March

19 March 2016, 1:30pm,  Coweta County Genealogical Society

8 Carmichael Street Newnan, GA, 

Carolyn Turner will be presenting a program with a Civil War Traveling Trunk. This trunk contains items that depict life as a civilian, life in the hospital, and life as a soldier during The Civil War era. The society is open for research from10am-4pm Wednesdays through Fridays, and the first and fourth Saturdays each month.  Public meetings are held at the research library on the third Saturday of March, June, September and December, beginning at 1:30pm.

Researching Black Ancestry in a White World

18 March 2016, Athens Clarke County Library, Multipurpose room C, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, 3PM-4PMWEBINAR LIVE VIEWING – Researching Black Ancestry in a White World – Learn how to find African American family members in the pre-1870 United States. Utilize the tools and techniques that will help you identify and find resources to lead you to a family. Presenter: J. Mark Lowe.  Presented by the North Carolina Genealogy Society.

Clarke County Library- Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor- 15 March

Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St. Athens, 2nd Floor Computer Training Lab

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:00pm

This class will introduce basic methods for learning the story of your ancestor’s journey to the United States. After a brief overview of the history of immigration, we’ll discuss how to find and use the records that will allow you to trace your ancestor’s arrival.

The class is limited to 12 participants and registration is required. Please click here to reserve your spot.