Christmas Dinner

The December meeting, our annual Christmas Dinner, will be held be on the third Thursday - the 17th of December, at Marva's Place, 6599 Church Street, in Douglasville.  Please turn in your menu selection at least one week in advance, so they can be sure to have enough of your favorite goodies on hand!

Marva's Place Map
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Our New Officers

Congratulations to our newly elected Officers, all elected to two year terms.

President:  Paul Trew (what a surprise!)
Vice-President:  Elaine Steere
Secretary:  Michele Hill, by a graciously accepted acclamation.
Treasurer:  Gwen Thigpen (again, what a surprise!)

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.  Please Note: This web site is heavily dependent on JavaScript. so if you have disabled it in your browser, your experience will be sorely lacking, and the site may not even be usable.

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 would really be best to get started while you are still young and energetic, but before all the people who actually know (the elders of your family) are gone forever.

Baby and Laptop
Well, maybe not that young!

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 assisting you in your quest.

And now for the interesting stuff.  Continue on down the page for all the latest news on society happenings and upcoming local events of interest.  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 assisting you in your quest.

What's Ahead?

Next Meeting:

Thursday - December 17, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Marva's Place, 6599 Church Street, in Douglasville.  Come hungry!

Last Program:

The November program was presented by Dr. Norm Brazel, President West Georgia Mounted Search and Rescue.  He demonstrated the new features and to use the WIKI function that is a part of the Family Search free genealogy website, available to all.  The site provides help and hints to those searching in countries that have records and how to get to those records.  It also has a get started option to help those that are new to researching.

Sorry - I didn't bring my camera.  I promise to have it next time.  I did bring my laptop and scanner to scan photos for Myra.  Unfortunately, she wasn't there - something to do with Marcia's surgery, I believe.  Good news is... Marcia is doing fine.

Next Program:

The December meeting will be our annual Christmas Dinner.  I will be there to document the event with photos, and add them to our Events page.  Might be a good opportunity to get member photos for the Current Members page, as well.  You know who you are - but just in case you don't, I will have a list.

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.

Happening Soon!

Highland Roots Tours

Highland Roots

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.

While you are there, please check 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!).

Also, if anyone (you know who you are) has any photos (either digital or print) concerning any society events which are NOT currently documented on the Events page, please contact the Web Master, with a short description.

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 11/04/2015 (last update)

No Go

Drizzle today, tonight, tomorrow...

Tomorrow's work day (11/04) has been cancelled.  The crews have worked today trying to clear leaves away at the GSO building up above the Clinton cemetery in preparation for tomorrow's BOC retreat.  They report rough conditions, and they're blowing and raking -- not bagging.

Next week is a holiday week.  Liberty Grove on November 19th is the next workday.

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)