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 …

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 …