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Saturday, 4 August 2018 — Augusta Genealogical Society Homecoming Seminar - Augusta, GA

The Annual AGS Homecoming Seminar will be held at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909.
Speaker: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist
Judy is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠. Her award-winning blog is at

The Ethical Genealogist
Genealogists deal with sensitive issues all the time: how to handle family secrets, what to say about living people, crediting the work of others. Learn more about the ethical challenges of trying to solve family history mysteries in the 21st century.

No Vitals? No Problem! - Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
When there's no birth, marriage, or death record, what's a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.
With three examples:
Bringing Josias Home (tracing a man who died in Texas in 1870 back to his North Carolina parents); 
A Family for Isabella (tracing a woman married before the 1850 census); 
Who in the World was Paul Knop? (tracing an unknown relative named by 20th century German immigrants). 

DNA and the Hidden Half of the Family
The DNA lecture shows, in part, how the painstaking research required in the Isabella case — No Vitals — turned out to be right.

The Law and Reasonable Exhaustive (Re)Search
They're the building blocks of any genealogy: wills, deeds, vital records. Once we've gathered records from all areas where our ancestors lived, we tick off that GPS-what once was called the "reasonably exhaustive search." We have, we believed, examined "a wide range of high quality sources" and therefore minimized "the probability that undiscovered evidence will overturn a too-hasty conclusion." Or have we?

Please use one form per person; make copies as needed. Mail completed form and fees to:
AGS Homecoming, P.O. Box 3743, Augusta GA 30914-3743
Make check payable to Augusta Genealogical Society
Seminar Registration Fee: (includes lunch, syllabus and lectures.)
Registrations must be postmarked on or before Friday, July 27, 2018 to guarantee seating, lunch and syllabus.

Members: $50 ; postmarked after Friday, July 27, 2018 - $55 _
Non-members: $55 _ ; postmarked after Friday, July 27, 2018 - $60 _

MEMBERSHIP (optional) Check your preferred category to join AGS & register as member.
_ Individual ($35/yr.)
Family - 2 in same household ($40/ yr.)
_ Sustaining Member ($50/yr.)
Patron ($100/yr.)
(Include this amount with the appropriate Seminar Registration Fee amount.)
__TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED - To pay online go to
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October 7 - The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia

The Georgia Archives is hosting its fifth annual “Archives and Genealogy Day” on October 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The free event includes two tracks. Track One, Beginning Basics of Genealogy,” will be an all-day session taught by Laura Carter, former head of the Athens Public Library Genealogy Room. It will cover introductory basics, census records, source citations, analyzing and evaluating documents, and filling out pedigree charts and family group sheets. Track Two will have four topics and four speakers: Kathryn Wright, of Mercer University’s Special Collections, will speak on “Baptist Church Records for Family History Research”; Tamika Strong, on “ Newspapers: A Treasure Trove of Information”; Caroline Crowell, of the Georgia Archives, will speak on “Manuscript Collections at the Georgia Archives and Using them for Your Genealogy”; and Hallie Pritchett, on “Resources for Genealogists in the UGA Map and Government Information Library,” which she heads. A round table including all speakers will conclude the event. Lunch on your own, or food will be available for a small donation.

For further information, see or call 678-364-3710.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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