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.



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. 

February 5th Forms!

                                             FORMS – FORMS – FORMS 

Let’s start 2017 out on the right foot . . . or the right form! Time to take a new look at the basic forms and how they can help your research and tracking as well as exploring some forms that might be new to some of us. We will have copies of the basic forms and a few new ones as well. If you have created a form that works for you – bring it and share! There are no right or wrong forms – just variations that make them more workable for each situation!

We will talk about best practices regarding each form: how to complete each; what to do with completed forms; how the forms relate to the software programs you may be using.

We will also take a bit of time to talk about the new Google Scanning App! Yay! Now you don't have to worry if you forgot to bring your big honking scanner to Auntie Grace's house next time your over there and she takes out your Great Great Grandfather's baby picture from under the bed. 

See you all on February 5th at 3:00pm! 

Please take the time to join us on Facebook if you are not already there.( Our Genealogy Group ) As this year, we are only going to be only meeting every other month, we are going to continue our discussions on Facebook. We hope to give you all some "homework" and then we can all have a lively discussion between February and March on the internet until we meet again on April 2nd.