The 1950 U.S. Census – Are You Ready?

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. ET via Zoom Do you remember the excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 U.S. Census? Who did you find once the census was released – your grandparents, your parents, yourself? Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results ofContinue reading “The 1950 U.S. Census – Are You Ready?”

50 Things to See in The Family History Guide

August 21, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT | via Zoom The Family History Guide website is a free learning, research, training, and activities center for family history. Mr. Bob Taylor of the Family History Guide Association will be our website tour guide on August 21. The Family History Guide website provides instruction onContinue reading “50 Things to See in The Family History Guide”

Scanning Days

As a follow-up to our program with Thomas MacEntee on January 16, 2021 (You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation), COGS is offering a special opportunity for members and guests to continue with their personal photo (or family document) preservation project. Two scanning days were arranged for our membership through a collaboration between theContinue reading “Scanning Days”

It’s Time to Climb Over that Pesky Brick Wall!

Are you up against a genealogical “brick wall?” Often in our family history research we create our own brick walls because of the things we do not know or do not know how to find. Sometimes the information, or at least clues to the information, is staring us in the face and we simply miss it!  WhileContinue reading “It’s Time to Climb Over that Pesky Brick Wall!”

RootsTech Connect 2021 Preview

Have you registered for the FREE RootsTech Connect 2021 virtual event 24 Feb – 27 Feb 2021? Or maybe you just want to know what all the excitement is about. View the three minute Welcome to RootsTech Connect 2021! video for an official welcome and website navigation tour. If you still have questions, you might want toContinue reading “RootsTech Connect 2021 Preview”

RootsTech Connect 2021

Are you registered for the FREE RootsTech Connect 2021 virtual event 24 Feb – 27 Feb 2021? Register on the website https://www.rootstech.org to enjoy the full experience and to create a playlist of sessions that you can access throughout the year. Watch the YouTube video RootsTech 2021 Sneak Peek to learn more and to getContinue reading “RootsTech Connect 2021”

You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation

Are you sitting on a pile of old family photographs and wondering what is the best way to preserve them? What about boxes of family vacation slides, photo negatives or home movies? As more and more Baby Boomers take on the task of organizing family history materials, we’re uncertain about the best way to preserveContinue reading “You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation”

COGS Virtual Holiday Celebration

Our annual holiday get together will be Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm via Zoom. Since we cannot meet in person, we are planning a scavenger hunt activity to share our family treasures, traditions, and stories to learn more about each other. Plan on looking for some unique facts about your family. For instance, weContinue reading “COGS Virtual Holiday Celebration”

The FamilySearch Research Wiki: Your Genealogy BFF

One of the most important tools in genealogy research is the free FamilySearch Research Wiki. International in scope, the ever-changing wiki offers historical information, articles, online records, links to information on places all over the world (countries, states, provinces, counties, parishes, etc.), migration trails, local history, African American research, American Indian information, other ethnic research,Continue reading “The FamilySearch Research Wiki: Your Genealogy BFF”

Stories of Our Fathers

COGS members are invited to honor their fathers, Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. during a virtual Father’s Day Coffee. An email has been sent from Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society inviting members to register for this Zoom event. Our meeting will have a short agenda, including a quick tour of our new website followed by a virtual Father’s Day Coffee to honor your father, grandfather, stepfather, favorite uncle or other father figure by sharing your memories.