More World War I Resources to Explore

There is a lot of interest in World War I and its veterans and resources with the onset of WWI’s 100th Anniversary this year. One of the web sites and its links pertaining to WWI resources that we found particularly interesting is from the Genealogy Insider blog by Diane Haddad and the Family Tree Magazine staff. She lists six records …

Easy Steps to Access the Obituary Indexing Project

We hope you are taking advantage of our Obituary Indexing Project. Here are some easy guidelines to help you get started. Open the ccgs.org web site; if you are a member of the society go ahead and log in now. If you are not a member, don’t worry – you can still search the obituary database and see your results …

Today I read all of the material given to me about the World War I activities scheduled for 2017. What a busy bunch of veterans and genealogists! The workshop on March 11 was attended by about 28 persons interested in obtaining more information about their WWI ancestors. Looking ahead, don’t miss the WWI display at the Neva Lomason Library in …

Listen to the Radio . . .

If you missed the radio show (Community Voice on 1330 on your AM dial) on February 28, where Donald Levans, Christian Montcriol, and Bill Maddox talked about the upcoming Carroll County Genealogical Society workshop, “Was your Grandpa a Doughboy?”, you can still hear it (for a limited time) on Gradick Communications website in the Podcast Archives. The workshop, designed to …

Carroll County Genealogical Society Spring Workshop

The Carroll County Genealogical Society will host a Spring Workshop at the Neva Lomason Library on Saturday March 11, 2017 featuring methods for researching your ancestor’s World War I military records. Christian Monteriol will be one of the featured speakers. World War I 100th Anniversary Individual History of Carroll County Soldiers Christian Montcriol is a retired French school teacher who …

Carroll County Genealogical Society Spring Workshop

The Carroll County Genealogical Society will host a Spring Workshop at the Neva Lomason Library on Saturday March 11, 2017 featuring methods for researching your ancestor’s World War I military records. Grandpa Was A Doughboy?? Finding your World War I Ancestor’s Military Records  Neva Lomason Public Library Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Dr. Steve Goodson   Christian …

A World War I Love Story

In anticipation of the CCGS Workshop on March 11, 2017, about your ancestors who served during World War I, some of our members have started searching through records they may have at home. The following story was submitted by Donald Levans about his “Aunt Elsie” and Loyd Wester, neighbors in the small community of Center Point in Carroll County. A …

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 …

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 …