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.

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!

Check the Events page.  New photos, from the first field trip of 2014, to The Old Courthouse Musem, in downtown Douglasville.  We had an excellent turn out, and thoroughly enjoyed the museum exhibits!  If you weren't there, you missed out on a fun time.

General Announcements:

We still have a few members that have not provided the surnames they are reseraching, 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 advise 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 - August 28, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.

Last Program:

The last program, our field trip to The Old Courthouse Museum, went very well.  After the short business meeting, in one of the museum conference rooms, our own Elaine Steer (on the museum staff) gave guided tours of the museum.  We were also allowed to wander around on our own.  For a small town, with very limited funding, the museum is quite imnpressive.


Next Program:

At our next meeting, Marcia Atkins, one of our Charter Members, will present a program on Death Certificates: Where to Find Them and What You Can Learn From Them.  Come join us and learn something!


What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

Last Thursday before the storms hit, the crew made quick work of the small cemeteries east of Douglasville on Bankhead -- Forsyth, Stone, Bowden-Mozley.  We were finished before 11:00.

The weather wizards are predicting only a 20% chance of afternoon showers this Thursday, so we'll try to get repairs made while we can.  We'll start at the Jones-Cook cemetery and repair several markers before doing any cleaning so that the epoxy has as much time as possible to set up before we have to remove the clamps at the end of the workday.  We'll also be cleaning Mt. Sinai and Strickland-Smallwood.

Directions: From I-20 take Post Road to 166, turn right and follow 166 to Hannah Road (Marathon station at the corner).  Turn left on Hannah and follow it to the St. Andrews area -- right on E. Carroll Road, another right on W. Carroll.  The cemetery is adjacent to the road on the left side at the Carroll-Douglas line.  Just look for my truck.  We start at 8:00, but I'll be there by 7:30.

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)


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 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 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.