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 Fun Stuff page and click on the More old photographs link (or just click this one).  I have added many new and interesting photos.


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 - July 24, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Old Courthouse Museum,
located at 6754 Broad Street, in downtown Douglasville.

Last Program:

The last program, "The Amazing and Intriguing Oakland Cemetery," was presented by David Moore, Executive Director of The Historic Oakland Foundation, and was riveting. We learned how the cemetery came to exist and some of the remarkable people buried there. Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind) and Bobby Jones (world class golf champion) being the best known.  There is a link to the foundations web site on our Links page, at the bottom of the History Sites block.  There was some thought of placing it in the Fun Sites block, but, being a cemetery, we decided against that.


Next Program:

Our next meeting will be one of our occasional field trips, but don't worry - we aren't going far.  In fact, only a few blocks from our regular meeting place.  We will be visiting The Old Courthouse Museum, in downtown Douglasville, located at 6754 Broad Street (which you may know better as Bankhead Highway).

Click for larger view.


What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

Greg Cadwell's crew did the usual good job cleaning Ayers-Stovall, Old Providence, and Oak Grove on Thursday -- also continued with the business of straightening tipsy markers.  Eventually we'll get them all. done.

This week we'll do Holly Springs and Chapel on the Hill.  Holly Springs is in full sun, so we'll start there and then move on to the other one where we'll be in the woods later in the morning when it's warmer.  Since Holly Springs truly is a hayfield in July, I've asked the crew to be sure they bring a mower with them.

After we're done with the two of them, I need to check a parcel for planning and zoning.  It's being re-zoned for commercial/retail (probably another Dollar General) at the corner on Bankhead where the old monument company in the little stone building is located (with a bunch of markers still there).  Can somebody tag along?  Shouldn't take very long.

I think everyone knows where Holly Springs is, but just in case: Go south on Chapel Hill Road to where it forks in front of Chapel Hill High and Holly Springs Elementary.  Take the right fork which is West Chapel Hill -- go about 1/4 of a mile and watch for the cemetery on the right, inside a chain-link fence.

I'll be at Holly Springs by 7:30 after making a quick stop at the Thomason cemetery to prune sprouts off the crape myrtle at the corner of the plot.  If anybody is interested in joining us, be there by 8:00.  See you there!


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.