Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society provides a variety of opportunities for members to learn about genealogical research methods and sources through programs, workshops, shared interest groups, after-hours research events, field trips, and more.
Attend upcoming programs and events.
Participate in shared interest groups.
Explore local genealogical resources.
Programs are usually held on the third Saturday at 2:00 pm four times a year in the months of February, May, August, and November in the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Multipurpose Room A, but variations in this schedule are not uncommon. Special events and activities are usually held in months without programs, and may include local after-hours research events, carpooling to out of town programs, research field trips, expos, holiday celebrations, historical preservation, etc. Programs, activities, and special events are announced via email, Facebook, Twitter, and on this web site. Although most programs are free and open to the public, membership is encouraged to enable us to bring in quality speakers that will help further our understanding as family history researchers. Dues are also used to purchase resources for local libraries and offset costs to preserve historical data.
Shared interest groups provide an informal opportunity for members working in particular areas of research to get together to share ideas, complete projects, problem solve, and focus on resources and techniques available to assist them with their research.