Free Webinar from GGS

The Georgia Genealogical Society offers a free webinar on using the many resources of familysearch.org.  Learn how to best search the databases (both home and abroad) and learn some tricks along the way. You will be amazed at how much you don’t know about FamilySearch.     Using FamilySearch.org: Records, Family Trees and More! Date & Time:  Wed, April 20, …

“Who Do You Think You Are” Returns

Who Do You Think You Are? begins season eight at 9 PM, April 9, on the TLC network. Who Do You Think You Are? is an American genealogy documentary series that is an adaptation of the British BBC series of the same name. In each episode, a different celebrity goes on a journey to trace parts of his or her family tree. …

When Descendants Become Ancestors

Announcing the Carroll County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar: When Descendants Become Ancestors:  The Flip Side of Genealogy   Dr. David Kendall, author, professional counselor and retired professor, will present a program based on the concept of looking forward to what we can provide for our descendants, rather than backward to what we did not get from our ancestors. When Descendants Become …

Family Tree Maker Not Dead!

Ancestry.com heard the many comments, questions and concerns voiced after the company’s December announcement that FamilyTreeMaker would be discontinued. The software’s future was addressed recently in an announcement by Kendall Hulet, Vice-President. The following is a portion of the announcement.   For additional information  check Software MacKiev at  http://www.mackiev.com/   New Family Tree Maker Options By: Kendall Hulet, Ancestry.com Since our …

Invitation to Join Obituary Project

As President of the Carroll County Genealogical Society, I am asking every member to seriously consider becoming involved with the indexing process of our Obituary Project. This project continues the long history of how our Society has fulfilled our mission over the years as well as providing a huge service to the community. Our Mission: 1. To promote, preserve, and …

Beginning Genealogy Research

This article, written in 2011 by a former CCGS member, has certainly stood the test of time. We republish it here for those you have an interest in beginning their own family history search. When beginning genealogy research, most people today will go to their computer and start looking. That doesn’t usually work out too well. It is best to …

Honor Those Who Served

Here in the United States, we celebrate Memorial Day this weekend as a way to honor those who gave their lives serving our country in the military. As part of your celebration, set aside some time to remember those in your family history who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Share their stories with family members, especially the younger ones. If you want …

A Guide To Searching familysearch.org

FamilySearch.org likely holds answers to at least some of your family tree questions. The trick to finding those answers is learning how to dig through the incredible amount of ancestor information on the free genealogy website. Family Tree Magazine offers a free guide, 38 FamilySearch Search Tips: Find Free Genealogy Records Online, to assist you in searching the site. To …

Land Baron or Dirt Farmer

When was the last time you had a protractor, ruler, pencil and paper in hand with someone trying to explain the finer points of platting your ancestor’s land? Well, that was Mark Lowe’s job on March 28 and he made the task a lot of fun! About thirty Society members and visitors met at the Veteran’s Building in Carrollton for …

Volunteering with CCGS

Make A Difference in the Genealogical Community – Volunteer Today! Carroll County Genealogical Society is looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to make a positive contribution in the genealogical community. Below are the areas where we have opportunities.   Wednesday Special Collections Volunteers Volunteer for two hours on Wednesdays as a host in our Special Collections room at the Neva …