CCGS Membership Dues & Christmas Party

Two fun things are coming up for Carroll County Genealogical Society members. First, it’s time to get out the check book or contact PayPal and renew your membership. Dues for 2018 are due by December 31. Okay, so maybe that idea wasn’t really fun. But the other thing is. The Society’s Christmas Luncheon/Party will be held on December 2, 2017, …

Gems in our Quarterly Journals

Where Did your Ancestor Live in Carroll County? Sometimes it is not enough to know that your ancestor lived in Carroll County. It would be helpful to know where in the county he or she lived. The census records tell us where they lived at ten-year intervals, but what about those years in between? Merchant’s Ledgers and other record books …

About That Native American Grandmother

Don’t Miss the July 27th Meeting about Native American Ancestry Thursday evening July 27, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. the Carroll County Genealogical Society welcomes Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, a Certified Genealogist, who will speak on Native American Ancestry. The meeting will be held at Neva Lomason Library in Carrollton. Stories of Cherokee ancestry are common among families whose ancestors were established …

CCGS Summer 2017 Quarterly

The Summer 2017 edition of the quarterly will soon be in your mail box. Our quarterlies throughout the years have been chocked full of interesting tidbits about Carroll County. In this quarterly, the Carroll County Times newspaper abstracts and the 1884 Merchant’s Ledger abstracts tell you what’s going in life around Carroll County. The merchant’s ledger especially records who was …

World War I Display at Neva Lomason Library

The Carroll County Genealogical Society recently placed a super World War I display at the Neva Lomason Library in Carrollton, Georgia honoring the local young men from Carroll County who serviced during the war. If you are in the area you should stop by the library and take a look at the many items on display. An American flag bearing …

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 …

2017 World War I Activities

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 …