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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.

What's Ahead?

Next Meeting:

Thursday - October 22, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.

Last Program:

The September program was a presentation on "The Town of Campbellton," an unincorporated community in southwestern Fulton County, Georgia, that lies along the banks of the Chattahoochee River.  This program was presented by Sid Brown, a popular local author.  The presentation included a very interesting slide show, with photos of historic Campbellton buildings and the story behind them.  He also had his historical novel trilogy for sale and signed any copies purchased.  All in all a very pleasing 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 (unless, of course, you just recently graduated!).

Sorry - I didn't bring my camera.  I promise to have it next time.

Next Program:

The October program will be "The Villa Rica Re-enactors," in historical costumes and with artifacts.

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.

Something New!

I have added links to a few intriguing websites that I recently discovered at the top of the Fun Stuff page, for your enjoyment.

Happening Soon!

Walking Tour of Campbellton

The Campbell County Historical Society is attempting to organize a walking tour of the old town of Campbellton.  The event will be held on Saturday, 7 November, commencing about 1:00 pm, and lasting about 2 hours.  It will conclude with a time for refreshments (beverages provided) and socializing.  The event is free, but they need a minimum of 25 commitments, and currently have only 10.  For further information drop an email to the Old Campbell County Historical Society.

Society Officer Elections in November

The President has designated a Nominating Committee, to come up with a list of candidates for the elected offices in the society.  Those are: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  If you are interested in being considered for one of these offices (you must be a current member in good standing and over 18), please contact one of the committee members, below.  Be advised that the election is in November, the term of office is two (2) years, and you will take office effective with the January meeting.

Claudia Hutchins

Jane Bryant

Joan Windsor

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.

If anyone has any photos (either digital or print) concerning any society events which are NOT currently listed on the Events page, please contact the Web Master, with a short description.

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.  I would be especially interested in any errors or deficiencies you may discover on the web site.  And I'm sure there are some - I'm only human, after all.

What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

Status as of 10/04/2015 (last update)

Our Next Project

Our guys managed to get both cemeteries in the state park cleaned by noon Thursday, even though the crew consisted of just three men -- three very hard-working men.

This week we'll clean the Pioneer cemetery, up a long driveway off High Point Road.  It's all fieldstones, just weed-eating and blowing, but the property owner insists the leaves must be bagged and not just blown on to the rest of his property -- so we need LOTS of bags.

Directions: From downtown Douglasville, go across the tracks and out Chicago/Cedar Mountain to Brittain Road, right on Brittain and follow it to where you have no choice but to make a left onto High Point Road.  Look for a mailbox numbered 8265 (right side of the road), and turn into the driveway across the road from it.  If you get to the house with an airplane in the yard, you've gone too far.  The cemetery is on the right at the highest point of the driveway.

I'll be there at 8:00.

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.

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!

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