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The Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society provides many opportunities to help members learn more about genealogical research and resources through meetings, workshops, special interest groups, field trips, and online instruction.

Meetings are usually held on the third Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Athens-Clarke County Public Library auditorium, but variations in this schedule are not uncommon. Meetings are announced in the COGS Quarterly, via email, and at this web site on the Meetings page. Although most meetings are free and open to the public, membership is encouraged to enable us to bring in quality speakers that will help further our understanding as family history researchers. Dues are also used to purchase resources for local libraries and offset costs to preserve historical data.

Check out the photos of members and guests as they enjoy some of the many COGS activities.

Need an idea on how to share your family research with others? Elizabeth Howells has graciously written up an explanation of her Family Cookbook Project that she brought to the October 2009 meeting. Follow the link to read what she did and see sample pages. We hope to add more ideas to our website in the future.

Laura Carter graciously shared the handout she created for the April 2012 COGS meeting. Even if you attended the program on Resources for Genealogical and Historical Resources you should download the pdf version, so you can click on the web addresses!

.Special interest groups provide an informal opportunity for members working in particular areas of research to get together to problem solve and focus on resources and techniques available to assist them with their research. We currently have one active special interest group "African American Research". Meetings for this group are also posted on the Meetings page.

Dr. Jim Rice has graciously developed and shared online instruction designed to guide the reader through genealogy resources found on the internet. This information is based on the workshops he taught on this topic at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library. To access his instruction click on the Genealogy on the Internet link provided in the left menu bar.

 

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