Welcome to the Douglas County Genealogical Society Web site.  We are a Federally chartered 501(c)(3) 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 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.

We hope to encourage you to get involved with your own genealogy.  It is best to get a good start before the people that know (the elders of your family) are all gone.  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.

At this site, you will learn about our history, projects, accomplishments, people and schedule.  Feel free to browse around 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 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.


Next Meeting:

Thursday - August 27, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.



Last Program:

The July program, presented by Sandy Whittington, was a very interesting recounting of the Pace family, from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 until the present.  One of the descendents is the inspiration for the name of Paces Ferry Road in north west Atlanta.  All the Paces in Douglas County (and perhaps, Georgia) are descended from that soldier at the Battle of Hastings.  If you were not there, you missed a very entertaining program.

Please check the Current Members page to see if I need your photo.  You can just email me a photo, if you prefer, but hopefully one that will allow other members to recognize you - not a high school class, yearbook, or prom photo.




Next Program:

Information on next program not yet available.  It will be posted here as soon as I receive it.

Also, be prepared (again) for me to take photos to place on the web site.




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 business's 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 (below)...

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.



New!   NOTICE: A heads up on a historic event coming in September, a Military Convoy Re-Enactment.  The convoy will depart Villa Rica on Highway 78 and then veer off in Douglasville and take Church Street thru town.  The organizers would like lots of folks on the street waving American flags.  Please inform all your friends and relatives.

Veterans Convoy!

New!   NOTICE: There is a small image of a map at the top of the right side bar.  Clicking on it will take you to a page with a graphical representation of the location of the visitors to our web site.  After viewing, simply click the "back" button in your browser to return here.




General Announcements:

We still have a few members that have not provided the surnames they are researching, 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.



What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

Status as of 07/29/2015 (last update)


It should be a pretty short day, which is good given the predicted heat.  We're doing just two cemeteries, both of them quite small -- Polk (1 grave) and Hildebrand (about a dozen graves).

We'll start with the Polk, which is in the woods near the intersection of Conners and Richardson.
Directions: From I-20 take Exit 30 and travel north on Post Road for 0.8 miles.  Turn left onto Bankhead Highway and go 1.2 miles to Richardson Road.  Take a right on Richardson and go 0.3 miles, crossing the RR tracks, to Conners Road -- left on Conners only 0.1 mile and park on the right side of the road.  The cemetery is a short walk back into the woods.

From there we'll retrace our steps on Conners and turn left onto Richardson, following it to where it runs into Mann Road.  We'll go left on Mann Road and follow it out past Cedar Mountain Road to Brewer Road.  Another left on Brewer and just follow my truck to the trail to the cemetery on the left side of the road -- then another walk into the woods.

I'll be out there on Conners Road at 0730.

Visitors always welcome.


For those of you who haven't seen what D/2 can do, check out the photos (below) of the SAME marker -- one year and one D/2 treatment apart.  You'll see why it's a miracle elixir.  This marker is in the Winn-Watson cemetery.

Missing Missing




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)