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