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.

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.

February 1st African American Research

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

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

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!


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!

Next Meeting: September 7th at 3pm

I want to save that!

Learn Saving and Backing-up your Research 

to and from the computer.

Have you found a document about an ancestor and want to save it on your laptop...now what do you do? 
Have you ever wanted to know how you could capture an image you see on your monitor and save it as a file on your hard drive? These questions and more 
will be answered at our next meeting. 

Join us September 7th. Dee Leclair will be showing us how to save files from places like the internet, Ancestry, and Family Search. She will cover different ways and types of backups for your research files that you have on your computer. 

What did YOU do this summer?

Please join us on August 3rd to discuss what you did this summer in regards to Genealogy. 

Some of us had family reunions, others went on research trips. What did you do?  Did you find a new record, visit your grandma, discover a hidden treasure? We look forward to hearing about your adventure. If you found something interesting, please bring it in to share with the group.

Take a look at our upcoming events ------->
We are on the look out for a speaker in February to talk about African American Research. Please contact me if you have a suggestion. 

Our meeting starts at 3pm. But, some of us will be there earlier. If you wish to come earlier to do some research, let us know and we will open the room up for you. Remember, there are 15 or more free genealogy databases available at the Clayton State University Library, including Ancestry and Fold 3. FREE!