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Tracing Family Ties with Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society

Tracing Family Ties

Friday, 23 September 2022 | 5:45 – 9:00 p.m. EDT Oconee County Library Want to learn more about genealogy resources? What about the items and materials available at the Oconee County Library’s Ivy Room? Join the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society, Oconee County Library, and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room for a special AFTER HOURS research…

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Upcoming COGS Events

COGS Annual Officers Election
Please consider serving as an officer. View officer positions under Join in the menu above then send your photo and a short bio by Oct. 10 to cogsgenealogy@gmail.com.

Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGL®
Saturday, 21 January 2023 | 2:00 p.m. EST | Hybrid

Attend IGHR 2023
Ready to improve your research skills? The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) will be held 23 – 28 July 2023! IGHR is hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society and usually takes place in Athens at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education but was held virtually in 2022 due to COVID-19 concerns.

The recording of our recent program What’s New in Family Tree Maker Software Q & A Discussion is now available for COGS members in the Members Resources section of our website. You will find this under Join in the main menu. The 2022 password will be needed. A Family Tree Maker 2019 special discount code has also been provided.

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