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.
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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.
Thursday - July 24, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Old Courthouse Museum,
located at 6754 Broad Street, in downtown Douglasville.
The last program, "The Amazing and Intriguing Oakland Cemetery," was presented by David Moore, Executive Director of The Historic Oakland Foundation, and was riveting. We learned how the cemetery came to exist and some of the remarkable people buried there. Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind) and Bobby Jones (world class golf champion) being the best known. There is a link to the foundations web site on our Links page, at the bottom of the History Sites block. There was some thought of placing it in the Fun Sites block, but, being a cemetery, we decided against that.
Our next meeting will be one of our occasional field trips, but don't worry - we aren't going far. In fact, only a few blocks from our regular meeting place. We will be visiting The Old Courthouse Museum, in downtown Douglasville, located at 6754 Broad Street (which you may know better as Bankhead Highway).
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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.