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July 15, 2017 - Augusta, GA

Following Footprints is Fun! Part II

An all-day workshop to help intermediate researchers find ancestors more completely. Do you want to learn more about getting the most out of courthouse visits? Locate and understand deeds and land Records? Discover those missing women within your family tree? Learn how maps can help locate wandering relatives? The basics of DNA Genealogy?…and much more. Then this is the workshop for you.

Registration Fees:
For AGS member………$30
Non-AGS member*…….$35
*($5 is refunded at the workshop if you join AGS)
Note: Registration fee includes box lunch & genealogical “how-to” book

Location: AGS Adamson Library, 1109 Broad Street, Augusta, GA

Registrations must be received by Wednesday, 12 July 2017 to guarantee lunch and book.

For information on registration, visit Augusta Genealogical Society

July 23-28, 2017 - Athens, GA

Registration Opens for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research

Registration is now open for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) which will be held July 23-28, 2017 in its new home, Athens, GA. The Georgia Genealogical Society became the new host after Samford University announced they could no longer accommodate the week-long intensive series of courses.

The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally renowned genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Course levels range from basic skills for beginners to advanced methodology and evidence analysis designed to solve complex research problems; course topics range from resources for specific geographic locals to in-depth skill development on specific subjects, such as land records and DNA analysis.

In its new location, courses and accommodations will take place under the same roof at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel on the University of Georgia campus. In addition to excellent courses and opportunities to network with fellow genealogists, IGHR attendees will benefit from access to the world-class libraries of the University of Georgia including the law library and special collections libraries, as well as the nearby Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Located in northeast Georgia, Athens is a short drive to many places in the southeastern United States including Morrow, Georgia home to both the National Archives at Atlanta (NARA’s southeast region facility) and its neighbor the Georgia Archives.

Begun in 1962 at Howard College (now Samford University) in Homewood, AL, this academically and professionally oriented institute is one of the oldest and most prominent genealogical institutes in the nation and regularly enrolls over 200 students from around the country.

For more information about the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, please visit their website and follow them on social media. You can register online for IGHR 2017 courses at the following link

July 25 - Marietta, GA

The Genealogical Society of Cobb County Georgia will have its next meeting on July 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St. in Marietta.

The program, titled “Help With Your Brick Walls & Questions,” will feature a panel whose members have knowledge and expertise in specific areas of genealogy research. Attendees with “brick walls” can consult with the panel to get some help in their genealogy search.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email gro.cosnegagbboc|sgcc#gro.cosnegagbboc|sgcc or visit /

September 9, 2017 - Augusta Genealogical Society's 2017 Homecoming Seminar, Evans, Georgia

"Research: The Tie That Binds Genealogists”
Speaker: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA J. Mark Lowe

Lecture Topics:

  • The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee. Discover what prompted our ancestors to follow the Migration Triangle and continue westward. Learn the paths they followed and the process for finding these elusive travelers.
  • Out on a Limb, Trapped by Bad Research* Feeling trapped with nowhere to go? Bad, weak, or missing evidence all contribute to misleading research. Review your research findings, sharpen your techniques, evaluate your sources, and map a new course.
  • Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions* Following the land will often identify the ancestor and family. Learn how to trace an individual through property records and how to trace a specific property.
  • Dower, Dowry, and Detinue: Women and Their Men’s Property* Understanding how the legal system looked at our female ancestors is essential to following their records. Learn the terminology, the record types, and strategies for finding the answers.

Registration for Homecoming is open to both AGS members and non-members. Members $40 until 2 September; $45 after. Non-members $45 until 2 September; $50 after.
The event celebrates the founding of the Augusta Genealogical Society in 1979 in an area of Georgia with a large military base, a huge medical complex, and universities and industries with national ties. Homecoming may mean coming to search for your family roots in a region with history to colonial settlement. It may also mean returning to your AGS family of members and friends for an annual visit. Bring your genealogical enthusiasm to our 38th anniversary, an opportunity for all family researchers. The AGS Adamson Library, 1109 Broad St., Augusta, is open on Friday, 8 September from 10 AM-4 PM and on Sunday, 10 September from 2-5 PM for attendees to do local research.

Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA, a site that is convenient for local residents and attendees arriving via Interstate 20. From downtown Augusta, follow Washington Rd. to N. Belair Rd. From I-20, take exit 194 and GA 383 North (S. Belair Rd). Continue straight as the road becomes N. Belair and goes through intersections with Columbia Rd (232), Washington Rd, and Evans-to-Locks- Rd.

For more information and registration information, visit Augusta Genealogical Society

September 23, 2017 - AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter Open House - Decatur, GA

Attend an open house of the Metro Atlanta chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. The open house will be held at 1:30 p.m., at Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA. Visit for more information.

Oct. 13-16 - Atlanta, GA THIS WAS IN 2016-see website. This year's is a cruise with deadline already past.

The 37th national conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will be held in Atlanta Oct. 13-16 at the Westin Atlanta Airport, 4736 Best Road.

Geared for beginning to advanced family researchers, it is presented by the AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter. Register at or for full conference or daily attendance.

Topics will include: courthouse research, Freedmen’s Bureau,,, Google, newspapers, using the slave trade database, historically black colleges and universities documents, mapping, slave owners, blogging, writing and publishing. There will be pre-conference tours to local archives and historic sites.

Speakers will include: online radio host Bernice Bennett; founder Toni Carrier; DNA expert Shannon Christmas; migration-pattern expert Jim Ison; black-military historian Hari Jones; researcher of slave-era Upson County David E. Paterson; co-founder Angela Walton-Raji; and Whitney Plantation, La., museum director Ashley Rogers.

Morehouse professor Larry H. Spruill will be the opening plenary speaker. Georgia presenters will include: genealogy librarian Laura W. Carter, the Write Image owner Anita R. Henderson, church historian Jackie Henderson, author Michael Nolden Henderson, researcher Elyse Hill, Washington Memorial Library archivist Muriel McDowell Jackson, author-filmmaker Paula Whatley Matabane, genealogist Karen Molohon, Auburn Avenue Research Library archivist Derek Mosley and genealogist Elizabeth Olson.

At the above mentioned conference, Cherie Bush of will conduct a beginning genealogy session that is free and open to the public, 4:45-5:50 p.m. Oct. 13. For further information, email gro.sghaa|ecnerefnoc#gro.sghaa|ecnerefnoc.

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