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 …

Society Fall Workshop

Carroll County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that the Fall Workshop on September 23, 2015, will take place at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, GA. Society members have looked forward to this trip and we appreciate all the work of Bill Maddox in arranging this group tour and research time. All the details are given below; however, two items …

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 …

Who Do You Think You Are?

It’s back! Season 6 of Who Do You Think You Are premieres Sunday, July 26 at 9:00 PM on TLC. If you are tired of summer reruns, you will have relief on Sunday nights with new stars and new surprises. The lineup includes Ginnifer Goodwin, J.K. Rowling, Alfre Woodward, Bryan Cranston, and Tom Bergeron.

July Society Meeting

The Carroll County Genealogical Society will meet July 23, 2015, 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Neva Lomason Library in Carrollton. Local immigration attorney Melissa Garcia will present a program on “Immigration at the turn of the 20th Century.”

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 …

Make your Ancestry Come Alive Using Your DNA

The Georgia Genealogical Society is offering a free webinar, Make your Ancestry Come Alive Using Your DNA, on how to use your DNA to help find your ancestry and verify that it is correct. The webinar will include the basics of how genetic genealogy testing works and give real-life examples of its benefits. It will explain how Y-DNA, mtDNA, atDNA …

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 …