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”

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”

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!”

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”

Searching After Sunset

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed. Are you curious about your family history? Need more time in the Ivy Room? Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society (COGS) is partnering with Oconee County Library for an after-hours genealogy research event on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 5:45 – 9:00 p.m. This event is open toContinue reading “Searching After Sunset”