Category Archive: Genea Resources

Jun 15

Longer Hours for the Georgia Archives

Good News about the Georgia Archives may be found at As of July 1st the Archives will be increasing hours and adding staff!

Nov 14

Educational Opportunities: Building a Personal Library


It is likely that a novice or beginning family historian will need a little guidance in order to begin their new adventure climbing their family tree. It is the duty, in my humble opinion, of the novice to become educated so that their work will meet current standards. There are many educational opportunities available and …

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Mar 09

Gibbs Gardens

Gibbs Gardens

For over a year we’ve anticipated the grand opening of Gibbs Gardens here in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. It was well worth the wait! The gardens began over 30 year ago when Jim Gibbs dreamed of developing a “world-class public garden” on his 300-acre private estate off of Yellow Creek Road in …

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Feb 03

2012 FGS Conference Registration is Open


For Immediate Release January 16, 2012 Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the “Old Southwest” A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists January 16, 2012 – Austin, TX. Registration for the 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, scheduled for August 29 – September 1, 2012, in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama, is now open. This year’s conference theme is …

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Jan 28

NGS Announces Voices of Genealogy Video Series

NGS Press Release:  27 January 2012 *National Genealogical Society Announces Voices of Genealogy Video Series*  arlington, va, 27 january 2012: The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of publication of the *National Genealogical Society Quarterly*. To celebrate this anniversary and to honor the history of the *Quarterly*, NGS Video Productions has created a historical archive …

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Jan 07

NGS 2013 to be held at Las Vegas – Call for Papers

NGS News Release Arlington, VA, 6 January 2012: The National Genealogical Society announces the Call for Papers for the 2013 Family History Conference, Building New Bridges, to be held 8–11 May 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 April 2012. The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, dedicated in 2010, spans …

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Dec 07

Wordless Wednesday – Improvement Society Meeting, 1908


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Dec 04

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Dear Genea-Santa


Dear Genea-Santa, Thank you, thank you, for making sure that I got to the 1st RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City last year! Although it’s not easy, I’ve tried very hard to be a good genea-girl and historea-girl this year. Countless hours have been distributed to the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, …

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Nov 06

Georgia Archives Open 8 More Days in 2011


It’s a sad state of affairs. Currently, the Georgia Archives is open to the public fewer hours than any other state (at least to my knowledge)—Friday & Saturday unless there is a state or federal holiday that falls on Monday or during the weekend. Those whishing to conduct historical or scholarly research at the Georgia …

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Nov 03

Do You Know Where Your Files Are?

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As we progress through our family history research, e.g. from beginner, novice, … advanced, we often find ourselves shifting from one filing method to another. As the storage space in my small mountain home becomes more of a premium, I find that digital is really the way for me to proceed. Consequently, I continue to spend hours …

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