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.


BREAKING NEWS!

missing   1/25/15 - Re-designed the Events page to separate the various photo collections into their own pages.  The Events page is now a collection of links.  Check it out.

Does anyone have photos of any other events?  The missing events?  I'm thinking of the visit to the Goldmine Museum and Christmas Dinner 2011, perhaps some others.  What about it?  Help me out here...

missing   1/22/15 - The society voted to add a Members Only Forum to the web site, and voted to use the Simple Machines Forum software, which is fully supported by our web hosting company and is also familiar to the Web Master.

missing   1/20/15 - Added a Relationship chart, that makes it simple to figure out just how you are related to that family member.  Is he your Second Cousin Twice Removed or is he your Third Cousin?  Check out the Relationship chart to find out.

missing   1/19/15 - Revised and expanded the introductory material (above).  Please check it out and report any errors, omissions or.concerns to the Web Master.

missing   1/16/15 - Additional Old Photos have been added to the collection on the Fun Stuff page.  Take a look - it is very entertaining.

missing   1/16/15 - Re-designed the Fun Stuff page to separate the various photo collections into their own pages.  The Fun Stuff page is now a collection of links.  Check it out.


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.


Next Meeting:

Thursday - February 26, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.


Last Program:

Our January program, "Ghost Towns and Mills in the Atlanta Area," was presented by a Mr. Robert Jones, and was absolutely fascinating!  Believe it or not, there are several "Ghost Towns" inside the perimeter!  If you weren't there, you missed out on a wonderful and informative presentation.


Next Program:

Our February program will be Part II of Elaine's presentation on the Ezekiel Polk family, of Douglas County.  This family can claim a U. S. President among it's members.  Come on out and catch the second part.  You'll be glad you did.


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..

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.


What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

This Thursday hopefully we will finally get the Winn-Enterkin cemetery cleaned.  It's easy to find -- just go west out Bankhead from Douglasville to Mann Road, right on Mann about a block or so to 2809 on the left side.

We'll start at 8:30 -- I'll be there 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)