Annual Family Picnic

Each June, the Carroll County Genealogical Society holds a family outing.  Traditionally, we have grilled hot dogs and enjoyed a lively time of fellowship.  Members, do gather the family and join us this year to see if tradition holds.   When: June 23, 2016 Time: Setup and preparation start at 5:00. We plan to eat at 6:00 and fellowship until …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

May 30, 1868: Decoration Day

In the years immediately following the Civil War, one way Americans sought to remember the multitudes of war dead was by holding “decoration days”—days on which they would gather to decorate the graves of those who died in the conflict. Although many local groups and communities had their own decoration days, including well-known ones in Waterloo (New York) and Charleston …