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.

I 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.


COMING SOON!

The Douglas County Death index is in process.  It lists all deaths occurring in Douglas County and provides county of residence (if available) and the Death Certificate number.  It should be ready soon.

Additionally, I have a portion of the Douglas County Cemetery listings (courtesy of Roger Smith) and I will be placing these on the web site in the near future.

Just remember - maintaining this web site is a part time job, and it'll be ready wben it's ready.  No data will be published before it's time.  Thank you, in advance, for your patience.



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 - April 24, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.

Heritage Baptist Church - 8800 Rose Avenue.

Last Program:

The last program, "Campbellton as it Might Have Been," was presented by Mr. Sidney A. Brown, a local writer and historian.  The program was very interesting and enjoyed by all.  We had a number of visitors, due to the nature of the presentation.

Next Program:

The program for April will be given by our own Sandy Whittington.  Her program title is "First, Do No Harm: Avoiding Damage To Gravestones".

It will be about the work of the Douglas County Cemetery Commission; how they repair, clean and preserve gravestones in cemeteries.  Also she will talk about the proper way to make an unreadable gravestone into something readable.


What's up with the Cemetery Comittee?

Our crew made pretty quick work of Thomasson and Holly Springs this past Thursday -- this week will be another story altogether.

We start on the McLarty cemetery this Thursday, and I personally dread that hill. It gets steeper every time I climb it.

It has been two years since we've been there, what with various issues -- and we had a ton of rain this last year.  I expect it to be something of a jungle and to take 3 to 4 Thursdays given its size and likely condition.  The inmate crew will start with blowers only while we flag things that are not to be cut, since there are lots of deliberate plantings up there.

In case anybody doesn't know where it is -- out Chicago Avenue/Cedar Mountain Road, past the county landfill, to Brittain Road, right on Brittain.  About 475 feet up the road is an orange and white cemetery sign on the left side of the road.  The path from the sign leads up the hill into the cemetery.  I've asked the deputies to have the guys weed-eat the path on the way up the hill.  You'll want to see to it that whatever you need for the day goes up the hill the first trip, because you surely don't need (nor want) to make multiple trips up and down that hill.

As always, visitors are welcome -- we'll be there Thursday morning at eight.

Projected cleanup dates:

Revised (Tenative) Schedule for January to April

Sorted by cemetery name

Sorted by date

And by the way - 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.

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!

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.