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.
I 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.
Thursday - December 19, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
NOTE: 3rd Thursday to avoid interferring with the holidays!
Our long time member, Roger Smith, presented an excellent program last Thursday. He laid out the meanings of testate and intestate, as well as a number of cryptic abbreviations and strange words you might encounter in your genealogical research.
As you probably know, our next meeting is our annual Christmas Party (in lieu of the December meeting, on the 19th of December) and will be held at:
Dinners Ready Restaurant & Bakery, 6405 Fairburn Road, Douglasville
This is an excellent family style restaurant, located in the Spring Market Shopping Center. In case you need to arramge for a special menu or check the availability of a certain item, the phone number is (770) 949-3009. Looks like we finally got tired of Logans Roadhouse!
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 the 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 possibly maps, will also be posted here, 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.