Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 29

NPS Trail of Tears Teacher Workshop


As an informal educator with the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to attend a National Park Service Trail of Tears Teachers’ Workshop at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama, this week. We’ve experienced outstanding presentations by Dr. Kathryn Holland Braund; Dr. Gregg O’Brien; Dr. …

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Jul 27

Wordless Wednesday: Missing Charlie


Jul 24

NGS Book Collection

The following news release was received from the National Genealogical Society: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of an online presentation about the NGS Book Loan Collection presented by St. Louis County Reference Specialist, Ruth Ann Hager, cg, cgl. You can see this presentation by clicking on the graphic on the right. In …

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Jul 23

Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Tax Digests


Anyone researching Georgia ancestors is encouraged to (if they are not already doing so) to use and monitor Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives. This resource is even more valuable now that the hours of the Georgia Archives have been cut back to two days a week—Friday and Saturday (closed Saturday’s when …

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Jul 20

Wordless Wednesday


Jul 19

FamilySearch Adds 12 Million New Records and Images This Week

FamilySearch press release: July 19, 2011 England and Mexico Collections See the Lion’s Share of the New Additions The website at describes the recent collection additions as “too diverse to summarize—seigniorial and notarial records, bishop’s transcripts and parish registers, citizen lists, court case files—” The largest collection of updates includes eight million records and images between England …

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Jul 16

New Blog: Georgia Weather History


Did you know that there are records of the 1804 tornado in Georgia hiding within the records of the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery? Georgia Weather History an Occasional Blog recently made its debut. The blogger, Steve Engerrand, tells us that his interest in weather patterns began when he was a young boy of ten. Although …

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Jul 14

Three Sisters Dinner and Auction to benefit New Echota State Historic Site

Friends of New Echota (FONE) will host the first annual Three Sisters Dinner and Auction to benefit New Echota State Historic Site Saturday, August 13 at The Velo Vineyard in Calhoun.  Doors open at 5:00p.m. for social hour and review of auction items.   The dinner buffet will begin at 6:00p.m., and auction and giveaways begin …

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Jul 13

Wordless Wednesday – FGS


Look Ma, almost no words!

Jul 12

Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon


Friends of New Echota  (FONE) Announces Guyequoni-Time of the Ripe Corn Moon DATE:                   July 30, 2011 TIME:                   10:00 am to 4:00 pm LOCATION:       New Echota State Historic Site; 1211 Chatsworth Hwy 225; Calhoun, GA 30701. One mile east of I-75, exit 317 on GA Hwy. 225 COST:                    $ 6.00 adults / $5.50 seniors age …

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