Family Tree Maker Not Dead!

Ancestry.com heard the many comments, questions and concerns voiced after the company’s December announcement that FamilyTreeMaker would be discontinued. The software’s future was addressed recently in an announcement by Kendall Hulet, Vice-President. The following is a portion of the announcement.   For additional information  check Software MacKiev at  http://www.mackiev.com/   New Family Tree Maker Options By: Kendall Hulet, Ancestry.com Since our …

Sad News From Ancestry

Ancestry will discontinue selling and supporting Family Tree Maker. Here is part of the announcement. “As we strive to provide our customers with the best experience possible, we are constantly evaluating our services and product offerings. True to this focus, we’ve taken a hard look at the declining desktop software market and the impact this has on being able to …

Obituary Index Coming Soon

Coming Soon to this site is the Carroll County, Georgia Obituary Index. The obituary index was developed from various sources found in the Neva Lomason Library—newspaper, microfilm, and books.  More than 6,000 obituaries from 1945-1953 and 1994 – 1998 have been indexed. Volunteers are working on additional years that will be added as completed. Check on the progress frequently. There …

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 …

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 …