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!

Good News! As many of you know, John Fuller's wife, Kathrine, has not been doing well.  She has spent 72 days in the hospital just this year.  She was even sent to hospice care.  While there, she was removed from all her medications (as is usual in hospice care).  But then, within a couple of weeks, her condition improved considerably.  It improved so much, in fact, that the doctors are seriously considering releasing her from hospice care to return home.  I know John is thrilled, as are we all.

Recently Added! The September Saturdays event...  Pictures of our appearance are on the Events page, including a sampling from the Car show.

Recently Added! Map of Cemeteries in Douglas County, provided by the County GIS Department.  Look on the Online Resources page, just above the historical maps.  Enjoy!


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 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.


Next Meeting:

Thursday - October 23, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.

Last Program:

The last program, about the area known as Dark Corner, was presented by Mr. John B. Bailey, author of the recently published book "The History of Dark Corner, Campbell County, Georgia."  This was an extremely interesting program, shedding much light on this mysterious and little known place that all us Douglas County residents have heard mentioned from time to time.


Next Program:

Our next program is a Mystery Program, to be presented by Mary Walker.  I'm pretty sure it is only a mystery because the actual subject has not yet been decided.  Do come on out and be surprised along with the rest of us.


What's up with the Cemetery Committee?

This week, we'll go by the Winn-Watson cemetery, up the driveway at 1471/1475 N. Flat Rock just briefly.  We need to reset Samuel Watson's repaired marker -- and then brush off all the inscribed markers and spray them with D/2.

Directions: From downtown Douglasville, go out Chicago/Cedar Mountain to North Flat Rock Road.  Turn right and go to the double driveway at 1471/1475 on the left side of the road.  Take the rightmost drive and watch for my truck -- be very careful not to block the driveway for the folks who live at the end of it.

Then it's on to the Pioneer cemetery, also up a long driveway at 8265 High Point Road.

From there we'll return to North Flat Rock and back to Cedar Mountain, turning right and following it out past the landfill to Brittain Road.  Turn right on Brittain and follow it to the end where you'll turn left onto High Point.  The driveway to the cemetery is on the left, but the numbered mailbox is on the right side of the road.  Again, don't block the driveway for the folks who live at the end of it.

We'll start at 8:30, but I'll be at the one on N. Flat Rock by 8:00.  See y'all there...

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.