Three Upcoming Programs for Georgia Researchers

Georgia genealogists have three opportunities to learn and grow as researchers in programs to be held in March and April of this year.

Genealogist’s Mapping Tools
On March 3, Rick Sayre will share the importance and uses of maps in genealogical research. Topics covered include: using topographic and other maps; genealogical applications of historical GIS; using military maps in genealogy; and using the BLM General Land Office website. Mr. Sayre is, among other things, a coordinator for the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research‘s course Land Records: Using Maps, and is an instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

The meeting will be held at the National Archives Southeast Region in Morrow, GA. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members, with lunch included. Registration must be postmarked by February 23. For more information or to pay online, see the Georgia Genealogical Society’s Calendar of Events.

Genealogy Writing and Publishing Workshop
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to put together a book-length project, then you won’t want to miss this important all-day workshop sponsored by the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, held on March 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta. Linda Woodward-Geiger will present a hands-on transcribing and abstracting workshop in the morning, while Vivian Price will walk attendees through the mechanics of publication, from what fonts to use to how to compile an index. Lunch will be provided by the Taylor Foundation.

While this workshop is free, seating is limited. For more information and to register, see the GGS Calendar of Events.

Georgia Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar
Mark your calendars for this event, to be held on April 28 in Augusta. This year’s theme is Clues to Finding Your Ancestors. While the exact schedule is to be determined, there will be four one-hour lectures to attend. Keep an eye on the GGS Calendar of Events for further information.

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