Welcome to the Douglas County Genealogical Society Web site.  We are a Federally chartered 501-C3 non-profit organization, and registered as such with the State of Georgia.

Our goal, here on our web site, is to provide you with information about our society and its activities.  We hope to encourage you to get involved with your genealogy.  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.

At this site, you will learn about our history, projects, accomplishments, people and schedule.  Feel free to browse around our web site.  If you have comments or questions about 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 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 serving you.


BREAKING NEWS!

Reminder! Remember, the November meeting will be on the third Thursday - the 20th of November, at the usual place.


Preview! The December meeting, our annual Christmas Dinner, to be held be on the third Thursday - the 18th of December, at the Golden Corral on Douglas Boulevard.  More details (and map) later...


General Announcements:

We still have a few members that have not provided the surnames they are reseraching, for the web site.  Check on the Current Members page to see if we have your names.  If not, just drop an email to the Web Master, listing the names.


Also, I am 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 considered.

Some occasional feedback would be nice, too.  Good or bad, doesn't matter - as long as I know someone is looking at the thing.


Next Meeting:

Thursday - November 20, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.
NOTE: 3rd Thursday to avoid interferring with the holidays!

Last Program:

Our last program, the Mystery Program, presented by Mary Walker, turned out to be about researching in the United Kingdom.  Mary presented a very interesting program, showing us how difficult it is to do research in the UK.  She included a case study, from her own research, that was also intriguing.


Next Program:

Unknown, at present.


What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

Well for starters, we finished up quickly last Thursday morning at the Pioneer Cemetery and then moved on to the McLarty Cemetery.  The guys are working to clear all leaves and debris from the lower slope in the older African-American section of the cemetery, and the stuff is DEEP and HEAVY.  So we'll be there again this Thursday to finish up that project.

We made two new discoveries last Thursday -- a couple of hand-inscribed fieldstone markers we had not seen before.  One is L.W. with the date 1916.  The other is Walt H. -- born 1871 (or possibly 1841, very hard to read).  Suzanne also found several fieldstone markers only showing 3 or 4 inches above ground in the McLarty family area.  We'll get those lifted and reset this week also.

We start at 8:30 -- I'll be there to meet Mark and the crew by 8:00.

Visitors always welcome.


We could still use a few more volunteers.  Supervisory only, the Sheriff sends a deputy with an inmate crew to do the actual manual labor.  Y'all come -- it's fun.

Also, we need you to contact us if you know of a Douglas County cemetery in need of attention.  There may be some we are not aware of, so please help us out!  Thank you!

Contact:
Sandy Whittington
770-949-8053 (home)
404-625-3108 (mobile)


Regular Meetings

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-togethers.

Additionally, the December meeting is our annual Christmas Dinner, and may be held just about anywhere in Douglas County.  Usually we meet at a local restaurant, but sometimes a potluck dinner at either a members home, a local businesses conference room or a local churches fellowship hall.  The location will be announced by at least the November meeting (usually before), and the pertinent information, complete with directions and maps, will also be posted here on the web-site, under the Breaking News banner..

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, just a few yards down from the traffic light at Rose Avenue and Selman Drive.

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