10 June 2023 | 10 a.m. – Noon Athens – Clarke County Library Heritage Room Conference Room Just Do SOMETHING! We are starting a new Shared Interest Group (SIG) in COGS to help us all spend at least a little time each month on our genealogy. The idea is that we will set aside two hours each month to workContinue reading “Just Do SOMETHING!”

Finding the Anderson Cemetery

presented by Amy RickmanVirtual | Saturday, 13 May 2023 | 2:00 p.m. EDT Cemeteries are major resources when hunting family. This presentation will describe the trail Amy followed to find these ancestors, strategies for finding old cemeteries, and more about the Anderson cemetery in Farmington, Georgia. Attendance is free and open to the public, butContinue reading “Finding the Anderson Cemetery”

Genealogy Creations: Ways to Use and Share Your Genealogy Research

presented by Nona Knecht Thornton Saturday, 22 April 2023 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Athens-Clarke County Library Multi-purpose Room A, Athens, GA Nona K. Thornton will show examples of ways she has incorporated family history into gifts for family, home décor, and displays for family reunions. Many of these are simple projects that any ofContinue reading “Genealogy Creations: Ways to Use and Share Your Genealogy Research”

Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans

presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM The Legal Genealogist® Saturday, 21 January 2023 at 2:00 pm EST via Zoom All registrants will have access to the program recording for 30 days! Widows and orphans have always had a special place in the law. But it’s not always the place that 21st century researchersContinue reading “Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans”

Military Records for Family History Research

Saturday, 12 November 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EST via Zoom and in-person Military records are a great resource for learning about people in your family and there are more than most of us know about. On November 12, Laura W. Carter will provide a brief overview of military records, including some you might not know exist, andContinue reading “Military Records for Family History Research”

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 researchContinue reading “Tracing Family Ties”

What’s New in Family Tree Maker Software Q & A Discussion

Saturday, 20 August 2022 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT via Zoom Join us for a live, interactive, Q & A discussion with Family Tree Maker Ambassador Mark Olsen who will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker software and then answer all your questions, including the latest version, updates, features, and more. We will also talkContinue reading “What’s New in Family Tree Maker Software Q & A Discussion”

New – 1950 U.S. Census Indexing Marathon in July

Clarke – Oconee Genealogical Society’s 1950 U.S. Census Indexing Marathon in JulyAthens – Clarke County Library Computer LabWednesday, 13 July 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.& Saturday, 16 July 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Don’t forget to bring your FamilySearch login information! Participants in our May Marathon enjoyed it so much they asked us toContinue reading “New – 1950 U.S. Census Indexing Marathon in July”

1950 U.S. Census Indexing Marathon

Clarke – Oconee Genealogical Society’s1950 U.S. Census Indexing Marathon at the Athens – Clarke County LibrarySaturday, 21 May 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.& Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Don’t forget to bring your FamilySearch login information! Let’s help index the 1950 U.S. Census together! Sign up for our hands-on 1950 CensusContinue reading “1950 U.S. Census Indexing Marathon”

The Culture and Legacy of Eastern European Emigration to America 1880-1930

Saturday, 30 April 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT via Zoom and in-person Join the Heritage Room and the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society in the exploration and discussion of Eastern European Emigration to the United States. Bonnie Burke, a representative of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, will introduce the video The Extraordinary Journey (via ZOOM) which discusses emigration from Eastern EuropeContinue reading “The Culture and Legacy of Eastern European Emigration to America 1880-1930”