Reminder: George Morgan- AGS Meeting 12 March

12 March 2016, Alabama Genealogical Society meeting, Beeson Business Building/Brock Forum Auditorium, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 8:30am

The AGS Spring 2016  Seminar speaker is George G. Morgan. His program theme is “It’s All in the Details.” Lecture titles include: The Genealogist as CSI, Bring ‘Em Back to Life, Clues in the News, and Getting Past Brick Walls. Seminar costs: $40 for non-members, $35 for members. Lunch on your own either at the  campus cafeteria or at the food court next to the Beeson Building. Registration must be received by March 4, 2016 to include your information in the surname booklet.  You are urged to register early to insure you get handouts. Make checks payable to Alabama Genealogical Society and mail with the registration form to AGS Seminar , PO Box 293921, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229. The url for the registration form is For more information email Yvonne Crumpler at

Reminder – COGS- Athens 11 March- Searching After Sunset

Oconee County Library-1080 Experiment Station Rd. Watkinsville

Free- Registration Required

Open to the public but registration required. Are you curious about your family lineage? Have you seen the commercials and thought you would like to look into your own family history? Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society members and the Oconee Library will provide instruction to help you get started and volunteers to assist you with the resources available. (Although this event is intended to get the beginner started, all researchers are welcome to join us as we access the resources after hours!) Contact the Oconee Library in Watkinsville 706-769-3950 to register. A light supper for attendees and volunteers will be provided.COGS


Reminder- 10 March – Lunch and Learn

Georgia Archives- Morrow, Ga.   Georgia Archives Preservation Manager/Conservator Kim Norman and her staff will speak on Friday, March 11. The program will cover the wide range of projects being undertaken, such as inventorying and repairing early Georgia maps, ongoing reference bookbinding, assistance to other institutions, such as Auburn Avenue Research Library, county records processing and exhibit planning.

Bring your lunch!!


GGS- Meeting- Free Workshop- Sat. April 30th- Athens

Free Workshop- Saturday, 30 April, 9am5pm, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street Athens, GA Multi-Purpose Room-  

This FREE all day workshop in support of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week 2016 can help you be prepared for events beyond your control like a bad storm, flooding as happened in October 2015 in Columbia, SC, or a broken pipe.  You will learn to evaluate your personal collections including photos, scrapbooks, letters, and how to best store these important items to protect them for the long haul.  You will also learn how to create a disaster preparedness plan and the last part of the day will be spent writing one.  Tina Seetoo and Christine Wiseman, are preservation and conservation specialists with years of experience and will teach us how to take care of our “stuff” and will help us in writing our own plan to protect it. This time you will leave a workshop with the product you need ready to implement once you get home. Visit the Georgia Genealogical Society Website  for more information and a form for registration. Please note that because this is a free seminar, we currently don’t have an option of registration online. If you have questions contact Laura Carter, GGS Education Director.


GGS- Free Webinar! – Autosomal DNA with Blaine Bettinger

16 March 2016, Georgia Genealogical Society Free Webinar, 8pm-9:15 pm“Using Autosomal DNA to Explore your Ancestry” will be presented by Blane Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.- The webinar is free, but you must register at For years, genealogists have focused on Y-DNA and mtDNA, unable to access the wealth of information in the remainder of their DNA.  At long last, new autosomal DNA tests reveal this hidden information.  Genealogists can use autosomal DNA for ethnicity estimates, finding long-lost cousins, and examining specific genealogical problems.

NE Alabama- Spring Seminar April 23

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society presents Spring Seminar- Saturday  April 23rd 2016 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Hosted at Gadsen Senior Activity Center- 623 Broad Street (Rear Entrance) Gadsden, Al.

Featuring Genealogist Ann Blomquist

  • Virginia Colonial Parish Records-

Prior to the Revolutionary War, certain non-religious county records were kept by the church parishes. Learn which records still exist and where to find them

  • Maps

Learn about different kinds of printed maps available to researchers in books, foldable maps and online.

  • Census Surprises

As researchers, we all use the federal census records, but there are many details behind the scenes that you should know. When was the Census day? How many copies did the federal marshal make? When was the first census?

Registration starts at 8:30 am. Lunch on your own. Question & Answer session at 2:15

Ann Blomquist is a retired high school mathematics teacher with more than 40 years of genealogy experience. She is the author of 13 genealogical books including family histories, court records, church vestry records, and store account books. She is the administrator of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s First Families of Tennessee project, the editor of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society Quarterly and presents at Genealogy Conferences





Reminder- OGG- March 5-Free Genealogy Workshop

Clayton State University- 5 March 2016- Annual Genealogy Workshop

8:45 am – 4:30 pm

Join Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University for the Annual Genealogy Workshop

There will be a variety of classes and speakers including Pedigree Charts/Family Group Charts, Data Collection, Paper Organization, Resources & Technology, Court House Research, Genealogy Software, and Advanced Research & Data Analysis.

Speakers include Dee LeClair, Terri Taylor-Hamrick, Angela Pendleton,, Trish Fields, Jane Thursby and Elizabeth Olson, V.P. of the Georgia Genealogical Society and President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.