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.

ourgenealogygroup@gmail.com
Membership dues $25.00 per year. $35 for couples living in the same household.

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.

Scroll to the very bottom of this page to see the list of Genealogy books that are a part of Our Genealogy Group's Library. If you are a paid member, and would like to borrow one, contact Rosemary Fischer.

4th Annual All Day Workshop!

StoryCorps: Beginner DNA: Organization: University Databases: Citations and more!
Invite your friends and please RSVP!

Please RSVP to ourgenealogygroup@gmail.com by Feb. 27th. The workshop will be held at Clayton State University in the University Center classrooms. Again this year, Jazzman's Cafe will be open for coffee, snacks, and lunch. Join us for some great topics with a focus toward beginners. All levels of genealogy enthusiasts are welcome and should find these sessions also helpful and informative. 

 There is construction going on at the campus. Use this map to follow the pink line to the parking lot closest to the University Center. Then follow the purple line to the building. We will have signs to help guide you. 

Check out this post from Selma!

Selma did a great review about our last meeting. We focused on African American research. We had three great speakers. They each told fascinating stories that they came across during their research. Check out Selma's post for a review. 

February 1st African American Research

Our Genealogy Group's February 1st meeting at 3pm

We are pleased to welcome Feechi Hall, Tamika Strong and James Hall  to discuss their research in their African American genealogy, their stories and family publications. Please join us in February!

Feechi Hall will show the research she and her family have done and the publication that resulted from that research. She will talk about some of the stumbling blocks and how they got past them.
 
Tamika Strong is a librarian and a member of other genealogy groups.  She will speak about her research and about general researching for African-American families and the challenges. 
 
James Hall came to be seeking advice on how to publish his research.  He has mounds of research and will be speaking about his research efforts and the challenges he is facing on publishing.
 
 
It is time to start registering for our Annual All Day Workshop on March 7th! It will take place from 8am until 4pm and it is FREE!!!!! We will have more information posted soon. Until then, if you would like to go ahead and register, please send us an email at ourgenealogygroup@gmail.com and let us know who you are and how many people will be coming with you. The workshop is geared for beginner and intermediate genealogists, but we welcome everyone and anyone who is interested. Please bring a friend. We only have space for about 100 people so make sure you register with us soon. 

Geneaology Do-Over!!!

Happy New Year America!


OGG will meet 11 Jan 2015 at Clayton State University, Morrow, GA at 3 p.m. 

Thomas MacEntee recently wrote "Genealogy Do-Over: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast!" Thomas says that he, like many of us, was "getting ahead of myself and working too quickly!" We plan to use this as a topic for our group meeting. It is the new year, so it is a great time to slow down, find out what we have and make plans. Before the meeting, please read Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do Over plan and his You Move Too Fast article. 

Grab Your Genealogy by the Horns:: Five Ways to Take Control of Your Research 2015 by Lisa Alzo is another great motivational article. Among other ideas, Lisa suggests that we "let go of old habits" and "Don't go it alone." Her article is in the Legacy Family Tree News. 


Make a list:
• What do you want to accomplish in 2015 and how do you plan to go about it?
• What have you already done?
• What new ideas, software, or websites do you plan to explore?
• What tools or assistance do you want to help you meet your objective?
We ALL have something to contribute. This is YOUR group. Please come! Please bring something to share.


Print this and these topics to follow along during our discussion. 
We can't wait to see you in class!

And, don't forget that Legacy has posted their upcoming webinars .

Annual Holiday Party!



We have canceled our annual holiday party.
Please have a safe and fun holiday. We will see you in January!

"DON'T DO ANY MORE RESEARCH!"

Our next meeting will be on November 2nd!  We will start at 3pm and go until about 5pm. Don't forget to "Fall Back" and change your clocks!


Our topic for discussion will be "Don't do any more research until..." lead by Vicki Evans and Selma Blackmon. Please bring papers such as pedigree, family group sheets, and questions to share. Please plan to share what you are doing with some of your genealogy "stuff" as well as how you are organizing your files. 




Researching Abroad October 5th

Are you ready to research that ancestor you have in Germany, but need some pointers? Or are you ready to start investigating some family lore from England or France but don't know where to start? Join us October 5th at 3pm to join our discussion on Researching Abroad!

Our speakers will be talking about their experiences of researching in other countries in other languages. The countries we will discuss are Canada, England, France, Germany and IrelandSpeakers for this program include:  Dee LeClair, Trish Fields, Susan McLeer, Anne Bennett and Richard Reams.  
There will be handouts.

We would like for you to join the conversation. If you have any tips for researching abroad, please join us and tell us what you know. We look forward to seeing you October 5th. Bring a friend!