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.

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PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND!



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..

August 6th Native American Genealogy Research

Hopi Indian

Native American Genealogy Research - harder than you think!

Are you ready to start the Fall off with some Native American Research? I remember my dad telling stories about how his granddaddy's mother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian....well I haven't found any proof of that, and the DNA results showed 0%  Native American so yeah ! It is harder than you think. 

I hope you'll join us on Sunday the 6th from 3pm until about 5pm to discuss your Native American Genealogy.   

Let's Organize!



So, you've had that family reunion BBQ over the Memorial Day Weekend and you've gathered some more genealogy information. Now it is time to ORGANIZE!!

There are several different methods of genealogical organization. Some people use the BINDER methods, some people do everything digitally, some people use what I call "PILES". You know what I mean. They have Grandma's "pile" over here and Granddad's "pile" over there. I use a mixture of the pile method and the COLOR CODED method

Our next meeting is going to be on June 4th at 3pm and I am going to go in depth about the color coded method and how to set it up for those who are interested. We would also like to hear from YOU! If you have a different method that works great for organization. How do you keep it together? 

If you want to get a head start on the color coded method, there are a lot of blogs about how to go about doing it. The best one I've found is this one from Berry Ewell  and this one here. 

Our meeting in August will be about Native American genealogy research! See you June 4th!

Non-Population Census Schedules

April 2nd at 3pm!

We are going to talk about the Non-Population Census Schedules. 
What the heck are those?


Well you got the, State Census, Local Census, Agricultural Census, the Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census, the Slave Census, the Mortality Census, the Paupers Census.... & more
This class will be lead by our member Vicki Evans


Here's a helpful link to get you started.