We meet at Clayton State University Library

We meet the first Sunday of every month (unless it is a holiday weekend - then the second Sunday)
at Clayton State University in the University Center room 265.
We start at 3pm and end around 5pm. Everyone age 16 or older is welcome, from beginners to experts.

See a University map at
Park in the "G" area and walk to the University Center "14" on the map.

Membership dues $25.00 per year. $35 for couples living in the same household. Members get exclusive content at our website http://ourgenealogygroup.com/


We are on the lookout for new speakers, teachers and topics. If you would like to speak with our group, or introduce your group to ours, please send us an email request.

Month 10 Genealogy Do-Over: Reviewing DNA

Our next meeting will be on October 2nd at 3pm. If you are keeping up with the Do-Over you know we are on month 10 so it is time to "Review DNA Testing Options!"
Our speakers will be Richard Reams and Anne Bennett. Both are members of the Steering Committee from Our  Genealogy Group. 

There isn't much I can write here to prepare you for the class, as I know nothing about the subject. So I invite you to come visit us on October 2nd. Bring a friend!

Conducting Cluster Research & Organizing Research Materials/Documents & Photos

Month 9 of the Genealogy Do-Over! Can you believe we are almost through the whole year already?
I hope you can join us on September 11th at Clayton State University. 

Last month during the meeting we discussed Collateral Research, but this month we will discuss Cluster Research (friends, associates and neighbors who were a part of the community of your direct line of ancestors.) Some of Thomas McEntee's tips are to always use a research log, formulate theories and write them down, check your spelling variations, stop relying on records that are indexed, try swapping given and middle names, search by address and leave no stone unturned.  

At this point in the Do-Over you have probably collected a lot of hard copies of documents and photographs. We will be discussing varies methods of organizing our research materials, documents and photos at our next meeting too. You may have some digital copies too, we will discuss organizing the digital stuff next month. 

Hopefully you have been following along with the Do-Over online or on their Facebook Group. Make sure to check out their Pinterest page too. 

Conducting Collateral Research: Month 8 of the Genealogy Do Over.

We are already on Month 8 of the Genealogy Do Over! This month we are going to talk about all that Collateral Research! All my research seems to lead me to the collateral lines, what about you?

Why spend time doing collateral research? 
What good is it? Every family member is important! 

Learn about the Kampe family at OGG meeting 7August 2016 at CSU. 

Plan to share your family! 

Ask questions; expect answers!

July 10th: Reviewing Database Software, Digitizing Photos & a Do-Over Success Story

Our next meeting will be on July 10th at 3pm in our usual classroom at Clayton State University! Please bring a friend. We are on month 7 of the Genealogy Do-Over and we will be discussing Digitizing Photos, Reviewing Database Software and we will hear from someone who has 
completed their Genealogy Do-over! 

What if you haven't started the Do-over yet? It doesn't matter! Just come on in and join us. We are all at different stages of the do-over. Some of us have finished the do-over, some have re-started multiple times, I'm on month 3 (and at a stand still) and some haven't started at all! 

Did you know that we have a set a webinars available to paid members? They are on our other website . When you visit the site, go to the "OGG Genealogy Do Over " tab on the top right side of the page, put in your password and then you have access to videos, spreadsheets, and handouts that Thomas MacEntee, (the creator of the Do-Over) provided to our group!

Thomas MacEntee also has a Facebook group with over 11,000 members that you can join if you want to see what everyone else is doing. He also has a Pinterest board, in addition to his blog which I linked in the first paragraph! There are so many ways to participate. I hope you will join in the fun!

We hope to see you on the 10th!

June 5th: Evaluating Evidence & Reviewing Online Education Options

Have you been following along with us and The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook? 
On June 5th we are going to cover Month 6 and start to evaluate our evidence! Thomas MacEntee uses a ranking system to decide if the evidence he's found is credible or "true". In the past he (like many of us) would just take the information he had found and would say "Well, if it is in a book it must be true!" or " If it is on someone's tree, why would they lie?" Then he would enter the date in his tree and keep going and that mistake would come to haunt him in later research. Now he uses evaluation elements from Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Resources by Linda Woodward Geiger to assess his research. Join us On June 5th to discus this and how YOU decide what is credible. 

If you are a paid member of Our Genealogy Group you have access to some fabulous webinars that Thomas MacEntee has allowed us to add to Our Genealogy Group website. At the top of the page, you will see a link to the "OGG Genealogy Do-Over" , when you click on that you will be asked for a pass word. You will enter the username and password you were given when you paid your membership dues here and then you will have access to the webinars for a year.  

Make sure you join the Genealogy Do-Over Facebook Group too. It has nothing to do with Our Genealogy Group, but it is a fabulous way to join the discussion to see what everyone else in the world is doing with the project. Not everyone is really on "month 6". We all are on different steps and work at our own speed, it is interesting to see what others are doing. 



We will be discussing Citations in Software! We will have a handout that includes Family Tree Maker 2014, Legacy, Roots Magic and My Heritage.