Posts tagged ‘Georgia Genealogical Society’

October 16, 2013

It’s Here!

Yesterday, the mailman left a much anticipated surprise in my mailbox: the Fall 2013 issue of the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, which contains an article I wrote, “Georgia’s Poor School and Academy Lists: An Upson County Case Study.”

The article is, loosely, a proof argument, the first one I’ve published. But it’s also a methodology. The key figure is Nettie (Alford) Jamerson, who was the daughter of Pierce Lewis Alford and Amanda (Jenkins) (Alford) Ansley. P. L. and Amanda lived in Talbot and Upson Counties, Georgia. Both died young and left no estates. Nettie’s death certificate listed two different people as her parents, and she was never located on a federal census prior to her marriage to Andrew McDonald Jamerson. So, what to do? The poor school lists were only part of the solution, but they were an important part.

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February 21, 2010

Georgia Genealogical Society Workshop: Pulling Great Aunt Bertha Out of the Hat

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, the Georgia Genealogical Society will host a day-long workshop featuring Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, reknowned speaker and author, and editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Dr. Jones will discuss finding “disappearing” ancestors, avoiding deception on the Internet, ethics for family historians, and techniques for discovering an ancestor’s European origins.

The workshop will be held at the National Archives-Southeast Region in Morrow, GA. Cost is $25 for GGS members and $35 for non-members. Registration must be postmarked by February 27 to avoid a late registration fee. For more information, see the GGS events web site.