EMERGENCY NOTICE:

The February meeting is cancelled due to weather.  Even our host (Heritage Baptist Church) is closed.

The next meeting will be our regular meeting on the 26th of March.

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 - February 26, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.


Last Program:

Our January program, "Ghost Towns and Mills in the Atlanta Area," was presented by a Mr. Robert Jones, and was absolutely fascinating!  Believe it or not, there are several "Ghost Towns" inside the perimeter!  If you weren't there, you missed out on a wonderful and informative presentation.


Next Program:

Our February program will be Part II of Elaine's presentation on the Ezekiel Polk family, of Douglas County.  This family can claim a U. S. President among it's members.  Come on out and catch the second part.  You'll be glad you did.


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.



BREAKING NEWS!

missing   2/15/15 - More Old Photo fun!.

missing   2/13/15 - More fun!  An Automobile Identification Quiz.

missing   2/10/15 - I have placed what member photos I have (thanks to those that have emailed me new photos) on the Current Members page.  As you may notice, several are rather blurry as the original was either quite small or very low resolution.  In addition, many are rather outdated, and bear only a faint resemblence to the actual person.  If you would like a better (or more recent) photo posted, email me the photo or be prepared for for me to take one at the next meeting (get a haircut, touch up the face paint, whatever).

missing   2/7/15 - The Our Genealogy Group at Clayton State University is a group located in Morrow, Georgia with members from around the Atlanta area coming together to expand their genealogical research knowledge.  Each year they hold a free full day Genealogy Workshop offering informative sessions on genealogical research.  There have been over 100 attendees at past workshops and they expect the same or more this year.  This will be the fourth consecutive workshop.  The event is free for anyone who would like to attend.  It is scheduled for March 7th, 2015.  Please email them for further information.

missing

missing   1/30/15 - The presenter at out January meeting, Robert Jones, sold out of his book, "Ghost Towns and Old Mills in the Atlanta Area," at the meeting.  Anyone still desiring a copy may order direct from the author.  Just send a check, made out to Robert Jones, in the amount of $13.00 ($10.00 for the book and $3.00 for postage) to the following address.

Robert Jones
P. O. Box 1775
Kennesaw, Georgia 30156


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 02/17/2015

This winter is proving to be very difficult for cemetery cleaning.  Last Thursday we worked in three small cemeteries that we could clean quickly before the wind got really bad about lunch time -- just not safe to be working under trees with gale winds blowing.  Still, we cleaned Chapman, Dingler, and Sticher -- all just south of Highway 166 between Capps Ferry and Hannah Roads.  We started at 8:00 and were headed back into town at 10:15.

This week we've already cancelled our workday, based on temperature predictions of 11 to 31 degrees on Thursday.  Inmate crews are not brought out in that kind of weather -- they just don't have the heavy cold weather gear for it.

Hopefully we can get back to work on the 26th, cleaning the Harper-Hudson cemetery in the woods off Dorris Road, 0.8 mile north of Cedar Mountain and North Douglas Elementary School

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)