Monday, March 14, 2011

The History & Genealogy Expo Is March 19th!

On this day, we'd like to remind everyone that the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society is hosting their annual History & Genealogy Expo this Saturday, March 19th, from 10am to 4pm. This year the Expo will take place at the Fellowship Hall at Campus View Church of Christ at 1360 South Lumpkin Street in Athens, across the street from the UGA track.

The schedule of activities includes: 
  • 10:30am-11:30am: General session showing to use "Ask Granny" pedigree charts to collect family information.
  • 10:30am-12:30pm: Dr. Robert Nix will be available to help you identify and find information in your old family photographs.
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Donald Summerlin will discuss the Digital Library of Georgia's historic newspapers collections.
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Jim Morgenthaler will discuss Restoring Old Photographs.
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm: How to use the "Ask Granny" pedigree charts with seniors to help them recall family information and stories.
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Harold Lawrence spaks on Using Church Records for family history research.
There will be lineage and/or historical societies from Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Morgan, and Elbert counties, as well as several book publishers, including Mary Warren's Heritage Papers and Southern Historical Press from Greenville, SC. Many of the historical societies will also have their books available for purchase.

The Expo is free and open to the public--you don't want to miss it!

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