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 - April 23, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.


Last Program:

Elaine did her usual wonderful job as she finished up her presentation on Ezekial Polk and his family.  The turnout was, however, below our usual standard.  Come on people - let's get to the meetings and support our program presenters.

Additionally, I took photographs of 9 members (low turnout, remember?) to place on the web site.  One young lady demurred, claiming a bad hair day, but pledged to have the problem solved at our next meeting.  So, I will also bring my camera to the next meeting.  The photos I did take have been placed on the web site.


Next Program:

The next meeting is planned as a members Show and Tell session.  All members are invited to bring a photo or other memento and give a brief (2 minutes suggested) talk about the item and its meaning in their life.

Hopefully, these talks would be, at least somewhat, genealogy related, perhaps naming and describing ancestors related to the artifact.  Come on out and join the fun.  It's time we got to know each other better.

Also, be prepared 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.



BREAKING NEWS!

New!   3/26/15 - Long time member and dear friend, John Fuller, has fallen and broken his arm.  This is no small thing at John's age.  Also, as you may or may not know, John's wife Katherine is not in the best of health and John is the primary care giver for her.  Our sincere prayers and wishes for a speedy and complete recovery go out to John.  If you wish to drop him a personal note of encouragement, just click on his name (above) and your email program should open, ready for you to type your message.


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 03/29/2015

Making Progress...

Bryan's crew finished up with Liberty Grove on Thursday, including dismantling the old fence that was falling down.  The old posts and rails were left in a pile by the edge of the road for Mark Penny to come by with the trash trailer and take them to the brush pile at the landfill. It looks so much better now!  However, we still have a dead pine tree right up front that needs to come down, and the gazebo needs painting.  I'll get the paint at Ace Hardware, and Jason can decide which crew he wants to put on that job.

This coming Thursday we'll go to Smith-Collins and McKoy.  Let's start at the Smith-Collins, which is adjacent to the big dairy farm on Highway 166.

Directions: From I-20, take exit 36 and go down Chapel Hill -- fork to the right on W. Chapel Hill just below the high school.  When you get to 166, cross it and continue down Redman Shoals Road (gravel).  Take the right fork onto Smith's Ferry Road.  We'll park in the circular drive at 4870 and take a short walk in the woods to the cemetery.  There are only 6 or 7 graves, so it doesn't take long.

Then we go back up the gravel road to 166 and turn left -- almost immediately pulling off to the right and parking at roadside to access the McKoy, which is right at the road.

Regular start time is 8:30 -- I'll be there NLT 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)