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The Douglas County Genealogical Society is a Federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is registered as such with both the Federal Government and the State of Georgia.  So, please, carry on, explore, and enjoy your visit with us.


This web site is here to provide the public with information about our society and its activities, as well as information about events and activities in the County.  We also would like to encourage you to join our society, and especially so, if your family tree has connections to Douglas County or its predecessor, Campbell County.

Our web site first went live in May of 1998, hosted by member Larry Noles (an AT&T employee), using his personal space on the AT&T Worldnet site.  Larry served as Web Master until Carole Gregory took over in 2002.  Carole served until Tom Rogers took over in 2003.  Tom served until Chuck Jackson (the current Web Master) took over in 2010.

We hope to encourage you to get involved with your own genealogy.  It would really be best to get started while you are still young and energetic, before all the people who actually know (the elders of your family) are gone forever.

Baby and Laptop
Well, maybe not that young!

We have seen far too many take an interest in genealogy later in life and then lament - "Oh, if only I had asked aunt/uncle/grandma/grandpa so-and-so about this before they passed away!  They would know!"  And thus begins the long trek through courthouses and libraries.

Here, on this site, you may learn about our History, Projects, Accomplishments, People and Schedule (below).  Feel free to browse around and explore our web site.  We believe that you will find some interesting (perhaps even fascinating) and fun to browse material.  We have a few OnLine Resources to help you with your Douglas County research, with more coming in the future.  We also have the society's landmark accomplishment, the Heritage Book of Douglas County, for sale.

If you have comments or questions about any of our products or services, or simply need more information, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to the Society President, anytime, and you will be placed in contact with the Society member most qualified to assist you.  If you have comments or questions about the web site, in particular, please email the Web Master.

We have attempted to ensure that, mostly, any short term interest stuff (any pages without the normal menu seen above at left) open in a new tab or window so you can just close it when you are finished.

Come back often.  The site is always changing, as you can see from the Page Last Updated notification at the bottom of each page.  Thank you for visiting and we look forward to assisting you in your quest.



Last Program:

The last program ((May 23rd) was A Tour of Our Web Site, presented by Chuck Jackson.


Next Program:

The next program (June 27th) will be How NOT to do Genealogy, presented by Larry Thomas.  Claudia still needs photographs for our DCGS Scrapbook.  Also, some members are clamoring for more old photographs (of Douglas County, I presume) on the web site, so please bring whatever you might have.


Regular Meeting Schedule:

The Douglas County Genealogical Society meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, except for the November and December meetings, which are held on the 3rd Thursday of the the month, to avoid interfering with holidays and family get-to-gathers around the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

The regular meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are held in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) of the Heritage Baptist Church, located at 8800 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia.  The parking lot entrance is on Selman Drive, on the right, just a few yards down from the traffic light at Rose Avenue and Selman Drive.  For those not familiar with Douglasville, there is a map (and driving directions - courtesy of Google Maps) on our Contact Us page.

At the request of our host, we must tidy up and clear the room by 7:45 pm.

Please note, the December meeting is our annual Christmas Dinner.  Originally, our Christmas Dinners were potluck affairs (everyone brought a dish of some kind), held at either a members home, a local business's conference room or a local churches fellowship hall.  As we grew, this became too much of a burden on the members, so now we simply make reservations and meet at a local restaurant.  This may be just about anywhere in Douglas County, and not necessarily on the 3rd Thursday, as we must adapt to the selected venues availability.

Additionally, our most recent Christmas Dinner (2023) wasn't even dinner, but a lunch - held at Hudson's Hickory House.  Many of our members had expressed a reluctance (or inability) to drive at night, especially to a location they may not be familiar with..  Therefore, the decision was made to have the occasion during the daylight hours.  This brought an objection from those still working who pointed out they would not be able to attend.  So, rather than leave anyone out, we broke completely with our long standing tradition and made the 2023 occasion a lunch, held on a Saturday.  It was a great success, with 13 members present, bringing along 7 guests to get their first taste of the Society camaraderie.  There is a strong possibility this will become the new tradition.

The date, time and location of each Christmas Event will be announced by at least the November meeting (usually before), and the pertinent information, complete with directions and maps, will be posted here, right at the top of this page, under the NOTICE heading.


General Announcements:

We have a private Facebook group for the paid members of the society.  I urge all of you to sign up for a Facebook account (it's free) and then email the President for an invite to join the group.  When you become a member of the group, you will have access to electronic copies (PDFs) of nearly all the Society Newsletters.

As a further inducement for you to join our Facebook group, take a look at the Newsletter Index, a PDF file, which has brief descriptions of the content of each issue.  Additionally, the title and publisher of the primary article in each issue of the Newsletter is listed on our History page.  You may find that we have published something that is of great interest to you.

The Society Constitution and By-Laws have been posted to our Facebook group as well as here, on our web site.  Eventually, other documents deemed to be of some importance to the Society may be posted, and possibly, even videos of some of our meeting presentations.

We would also like to hear from the members about their favorite genealogy web sites, so they can be shared with the visitors to our web site.  Sadly, we have received more link suggestions from those visitors than we have from members of the Society.  Come on, people - there must be some useful sites that aren't in our list - tell us about them!

A few members have provided neither the surnames they are researching nor a photo for the web site.  Check on the Current Members page to see if we have your names and a photo.  If not, just drop an email to the Web Master, listing the names and/or attaching a photo.

If anyone has photos from a society event which is NOT currently documented on the Events page, please contact the Web Master, with a brief description and, hopefully, a date.  Digital, print or even negatives will be fine (our scanner can handle both).

We are also looking for any advice you might offer about the web site.  Such as, what you would like to see on it or what you would like to NOT see on it.  No guarantees, but any and all suggestions will be carefully considered.

And now for the interesting stuff...

Scroll on down for upcoming local events of interest, if any.



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Summer Veterans Appreciation Event!

Veterans Appreciation

We at the Douglasville Police Department want to express our gratitude for the men and women in the armed forces who actively serve or have served in the US Military.  What better way to show our appreciation than a couple of cookouts and fun during the year.

We hope all military members will join us as we celebrate together.  We will be cooking out hamburgers and hot dogs while playing games on the front lawn.  Bring your lawn chairs and Adirondacks and set up to enjoy a warm (and, hopefully, DRY) fall afternoon.

We would like to have a good head count, you do not need to sign up, but we would appreciate anyone who can advise us ahead of time for food purposes.  Veteran info booths also on site.  This is a FREE EVENT for all military and their families!

When: Saturday, August 17th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Douglasville Police Department, 2083 Fairburn Rd, Douglasville
Contact: Email:Sgt. Shannon Dean Phone: (678) 293-1621


Hollis Street Jamboree!

Jamboree

We invite everyone to come out and celebrate with us!  The Douglasville Police Department, in partnership with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, is sponsoring a Jamboree at our “House of Hope” located at 8304 Hollis Street, Douglasville, GA, on Saturday, September 7, from 1pm - 6pm.  The Jamboree will include information from several surrounding city & county resources, kids activities, food, music, and more.  There will be something to do for everyone.

This is a FREE Event, with Parking at Simpson and Daughters Mortuary, located at 6787 James D. Simpson Avenue, adjacent to the event.

When: September 7th, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: DPD House of Hope, 8304 Hollis Street, Douglasville
Contact: Email:Sgt. Shannon Dean Phone: (678) 293-1621