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”

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!”