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



Last Program:

Our last program, "Evolution of The Name Game Played in Douglas County" was extremely interesting and educational.  As is her wont, Elaine did her usual superb job.the showing how, as the county grew, the names of communities and roads changed.  If you were not there, you missed out on some extremely useful information.

Sadly, I was unable to obtain any more photos of members - those I needed were not present.  The one I attempted revealed a hardware malfunction in my years old flash attachment.  Gotta investigate that, and maybe, buy a new one.

Please check the Current Members page 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 yearbook photo.




Next Program:

Information on next program not yet available.  It will be posted here as soon as I receive it.

Also, be prepared (again) 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.



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 06/15/2015 (last update)




Thursday was unpleasantly warm, but our crew -- bless them -- still worked hard and cleaned the three cemeteries on our schedule.

We started at the Baggett cemetery and just pulled a few weeds and sprayed the markers with D/2.  The cemetery is surrounded by members of the family who do a pretty good job of keeping it up.  We just stop by once a year to offer a little help.  From there it was on to the Carnes-Milam where there is only one inscribed (by hand on a piece of fieldstone) marker -- for a William Carnes, 1788-1845.  Our final one for the day was the Rice cemetery, about 1000 feet into the woods behind Cowan Mill Church.  There are a couple dozen graves there but only two inscribed markers, which we sprayed before leaving.  We were done for the day by 11:00.

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.

Missing Missing

NOTICE: We will not be working June 25th and July 2nd because of crew availability issues -- it is, after all, vacation season plus a holiday week.  And will probably be hotter than you know where.  I'll keep you posted before we resume work on July 9th.

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)