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”

Research Logs: Write or Regret It!

Saturday, 22 January 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EST via Zoom We are excited to begin the new year with the program Research Logs: Write or Regret It! presented by genealogical researcher, lecturer, and instructor Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG®, CGLSM. Why is this such an important topic? Organizing is key to understanding. If you can’t find it, how canContinue reading “Research Logs: Write or Regret It!”

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!”

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”