Event: 4th Annual COGS
Genealogy and History Expo.
Theme: "Showcasing your
Date: Saturday, April
Location: Oconee County
Library, Watkinsville, Georgia
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: free and open to
Explore our extravaganza
of genealogy ideas, experts, and interest groups. The 2006 Expo will include
research opportunities, mini lectures/classes, book sellers, software for
preview, lineage societies, and of course the local historical and genealogical
societies. Drop by for 10 minutes or several hours of discussion and browsing.
Bring your checkbook; you may wish to purchase a book or two!
in the Ivey Collection will begin as early as 7:00am-10:00am with sign
up. The library is not officially open at this time, but COGS members should
be available to offer special attention to early arriving researchers.
Research will continue with the opening of the library at 10:00 until closing
Mini lectures planned:
Getting Started with Genealogy
Developing a Genealogy
with Federal Census Records- Amazingly your ancestors from 1790 through
1930 are almost always recorded in federal population schedules except
in the few instances where the records have been destroyed. Learn tips
for quickly following your family lines from census to census back to their
entry into our country.
Write Your Family History
as You Go- Odds are great that if you wait until youíve collected all of
your family history to publish your results, you wonít publish the results
at all. Write your history as you collect it into a simple chapter format
using WORD software for each of your direct line ancestors and you will
always be ready to send copies to other researchers, to limit the material
you carry with you on research trips, and to know what new material needs
to be collected. Footnote your information with the source of your data
to achieve a professional family history that anyone else can use.
Digital Library of Georgia-
a brief overview of this ever growing online resource on learning about
Georgia and Georgians, past and present.
Organizing Your Genealogy
Paperwork- Find any sheet of paper in your collection of notes or any computer
file in 60 seconds or less! Prioritize your genealogy chores to make the
most of your time. Diary your research projects Ė donít stack them!
Platting Metes and Bounds-
Learn how to plat the layout of your ancestorís land to modern day maps
using old land surveys created using the metes and bounds system.
Topic: "How did THAT get
in the gene pool"...A Case Study
Presenter: Carolyn D.
Berdanier, R.D., PhD., Professor Emeritus, Univerity of Georgia
Date: Saturday, May 20th
County Library Auditorium
Time: 2 pm
Cost: free and open to