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.

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



One year of the Genealogy Do-Over!

Our last meeting for 2016 will be on December 4th. It is also the last meeting for our 2016 study of the Genealogy Do-Over by Thomas MacEntee. Have you played along? I've tried to, but I got kind of stuck around month 3! I might have to "start over" again in 2017. 

Our meeting in December will be about Sharing Research and Securing Research Data. Let's talk about sharing online, making sure you are credited, and tracking your work. Finally, lets discuss backing up that data, estate planning, and posting online!

Then, lets get to the good stuff:
We want you to bring something to share with us! What have you learned this year? What have you found or found out about? 

Bring Holiday Snacks to Share!

Social Media and Genealogy meeting on November 6th

Sorry for the late post everyone, but our next meeting will be tomorrow, November 6th at 3pm!
We are nearing the end our our year of the Genealogy Do-Over. Month 11 is for "Reviewing Social Media Options". I think Thomas MacEntee said it best when he wrote "you really can't succeed with your genealogy research these days without some use of social media". 

We are going to discuss the uses and benefits of social media and genealogy tomorrow.  Some social media sites we may discuss are Facebook groups, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, or simply  using hashtags to do some of your research is helpful as well. Our meeting will be led by Vicki. 

Hey! Don't forget to fall back!!

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!