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 …

One Hundred Years Ago This Christmas

Dale Robinson (who writes for the Times-Georgian in Carrollton, GA) wrote the following Column as a result of the previous blog article on this website. Robinson, a Vietnam-era veteran and member of American Legion Post 143 in Carrollton, writes a weekly column on veterans issues and military history. Submitted by Don Levans, CCGS President   One Hundred Years Ago This …

Unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914

During World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies. Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, …

Genealogy of a Community

Date and Time: Wednesday January 21, 2015 8:00 pm EST. Topic: Developing the Genealogy of a Community: A Case Study Presenter: Tim Pinnick FREE WEBINAR  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Tim Pinnick will present the details of a long-term project revolving around the collection of information on a group of (African Americans) miners in a specific community into a major database …

From Georgia Genealogical Society

FREE WEBINAR Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Time: 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm EDT Title: Packrat or Genealogist? Effective Methods for Organizing Your Family History Research Presented by Lisa Alzo Event Details Are you drowning in a sea of papers, documents, old photographs and other research materials? This talk will cover how to organize family history documents, photographs, etc. for …

New Collection in Special Collections

Special Collections has acquired approximately five hundred reels of microfilm comprised of The Atlanta Constitution daily newspaper. The microfilm covers the ten years from 1985 through March 8, 1995. It is accessible and can be used in the Special Collections room of Neva Lomason Public Library in Carrollton, Georgia. Submited by Carol Ferling, Library Coordinator

Special Collections Library

The Special Collections at Neva Lomason Library is getting a new, more user friendly look… we are reorganizing.  In order to make the collection more accessible it has been divided into large sections.  The materials we have, including journals, are grouped by state, military materials, and family histories.  Smaller groups exist for city directories, phone books, ethnic cultures, tax digests, …

FGS Delegate Report

Note: This is review of the current issue of Forum is part of a continuing series of reports from our FGS Delegate. FGS publishes FORUM, a quarterly interactive electronic magazine providing current information essential to the informed genealogist and genealogical societies The article “Being Part of the Genealogical Community” tells that genealogy is now the fastest growing hobby in the …