We meet at Clayton State University Library

We meet every other month starting in February, 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.

Park in the "G" area and walk to the University Center "12" on the map. Go to the entrance on the East Side. Once inside, look for our classroom across from the entrance to the Library.



Our Genealogy Group is 10 years old!

Looking Back - Looking Forward
7 October 2018 

OGG is 10 years old! We have six people from the original group still actively involved. 
Your invited to our birthday "party". Everyone is welcome to enjoy and share at all our free workshop meetings. 

This month we would like for everyone to share their genealogy year with us for our 10th year present! Share with us what you have accomplished this year, or what you totally screwed up. You can also come with your questions. 
We will limit each person's story time to about 10 minutes. 

DNA kits and Chromosome logs August 5th

DNA kits and Chromosome logs August 5th

Sunday August 5th we will have a guest speaker come to talk to us about our DNA kits and Chromosome logs. You will need to have already done some work on your DNA and on your logs as this is NOT a beginners class, although if you have not done DNA research you are still welcome. Beginners questions will NOT be covered. 

Your chromosome log should look like this.

If you have any questions before Sunday, please go to our Facebook page and ask them.

If you are bringing your laptop or electronics to the class, remember to come early to give yourself time to set up and get signed on to the wifi. We start promptly at 3pm. 
Directions to the classroom are posted at the top of the page. 

June 3rd! Where am I looking?

Our emphasis during the June meeting will be on planning research -pre, during and post planning. As usual you will need to bring your project as this is a HANDS ON workshop, and your time to work. 
If you have another project to work on, or something else to complete from the previous meetings feel free to work on that. Don't forget to bring your friends. 

We will start at 3pm.

How do I know that? Come to our meeting on April 8th and find out.

Our next meeting is on April 8th at 3pm. As with all our meetings this year, it is more of a workshop rather than a sit and listen. That means YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR PROJECTS TO WORK ON!

During the last meeting in February there was a lot of talk about DNA and GEDmatch.com . So, in addition to talking and actual filing this go around, for those of you who are interested, some members plan to get together and add their raw data to the GEDmatch.com site. If you have been following along on our Facebook page you would have seen the following post earlier this month from Selma:

Have you added GEDmatch.com to your DNA toolbox? For a brief video on how to join and add your raw data, the following is helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acGJmLlsWg4 If you have your DNA kit, you may want to get this next step done. Hint, hint, we will explain more at the April meeting and answer a BIG request from the group. But this MUST be done first! If you have been thinking about DNA and wonder should I? NOW is the time.

She has also posted several worksheets on Facebook that you can download and print out for organization and GEDmatch.com . For DNA, you need about 6 copies of the chromosome sheet when you come to the meeting.  If you are not a member already, our Facebook group is found here . 

So, bring a friend or two. Bring your DNA and GEDmatch.com files and chromosome sheets. This is a working workshop! And if you are not working on DNA you can join the rest of us by working on organization OR on anything else you want to! This is YOUR genealogy time. Away from the kids, or significant others, or who ever keeps bothering you and asking you to make them dinner.

February 4th: Where are you in your research?

Our Genealogy Group gift to all, genealogy time!!! Have you, like me, enjoyed a speaker and said, "I can't wait to get home and try that." But,at home, time does not always appear. This year, our meetings will be work time. For our five meetings, YOU will have time to work on YOUR genealogy for two hours. 
Start planing now, what do you want to do?

February 4th we will focus on where you are in your research? If you don't know, we will be there to help you get started, or to help you on your path. If you DO know, we will be there to keep your phones on silent so you can work peacefully for 2 hours with out the kids asking for a ham sandwich. 

This means YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR RESEARCH MATERIALS WITH YOU. Bring your laptops, or phones, or books or what ever you need to take advantage of this GENEALOGY TIME. 

There will be little discussion and much research this year! 
We are here to help navigate websites and answer questions on your journey. 

Thanks for coming to our meetings during 2017. 
Keep visiting our blog here for information for meetings in 2018. 
In the meantime, share interesting information with us on our Facebook page.

October 1st: GOOGLE APPS and Family Research!

Join us for the last meeting of the year on October 1st to discuss 
Google Apps and how they can help you with your family research! 

As a researchers, genealogy requires us to keep track of a great deal of information while travelling from place to place. Many of us have begun utilizing online tools to help manage our paper piles. Google is one of those tools. When a person thinks of Google, they immediately think of the search engine. However, Google is so much more than that. Google has a suite of applications also known as Google Apps that can be used by family researchers to keep all of their research related information in one central place that is accessible on any device with internet access. And it’s FREE! This session will demonstrate how to use several of these applications for family research..