2010-01-05

Genealogy and history things to do...

Lots of Genealogy & history things in the area.

(Bearing Witness programs are the first sunday of each month)
Bearing Witness: Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories features Manuela Bornstein from France. She will share unforgettable stories of the Holocaust. Free to Breman members and free with museum admission: $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students and educators.
Where: The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, 1440 Spring Street N.W., Atlanta, Georgia
When: 2 p.m.

Three Kings Day - The holiday festivities don't have to end in December! In January, the Atlanta History Center celebrates the Hispanic holiday Dia de Reyes or Three Kings Day. Come learn about this tradition of our southern neighbors through storytelling, music, live performances, complimentary food and other fun activities designed for the entire family. This program is free.
Where: The Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia
When: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: For more information about this program, please contact 404-814-4000 or visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.

Saturday, January 9
Genealogical Computer Society of Georgia presents a local book fair with Pat Thompson.
Where: Roswell Family History Center, 500 Norcross Street, Roswell, Georgia
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Contact: For more information email webmaster@gencomputer.org.

Join us for the grand opening of the Crawford W. Long Museum, the birthplace of anesthesia.
Where: Crawford W. Long Museum, 28 College Street, Jefferson Georgia
Contact: For more information call 706-367-5307.

Tuesday, January 12
The subject of the East Georgia Genealogical Society's meeting will be Genealogy & Family Health and how your genes and family history affect you and your descendant's health.
Where: People Financial Center Building, 76 Broad Street, Winder, Georgia (parking is along the street, next door at the drive up, and across the street)
When: 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 17
Athens Historical Society presents Looking Back over 50 Years: Show & Tell. Bring memorabilia or just your favorite memories of past AHS programs, members, field trips, articles, exhibitions, etc. We will have facilities available to digitally scan or photograph items after the meeting - so go through your closet and drawers to find those old AHS newsletters, newspaper articles, or other mementos about AHS and Athens that you've stashed away for posterity.
Where: Auditorium, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
When: 3 p.m.

Monday, January 18
The Gwinnett Historical Society sponsors John W. Latty, author of A Fine Body of Athletic Soldiers.
Where: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia
When: 7:30 p.m.

The Oconee County Historical Society Meeting - New members and visitors are welcome.
When: 7 p.m.
Contact: For more information email Peggy Sommer at psommer@bellsouth.net.

Thursday, January 21
Getting Started With Genealogy - Join the Heritage Room staff for this free informal session. They'll walk you through the basics of researching your family history. This is a lecture with handouts and is designed to help you get started and to teach you about the resources in the Athens area that will be useful to you. This is useful even if you are not doing Georgia research! Please bring a pencil to write with and a sweater, as the Heritage Room can be chilly. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Where: The Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
When: 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: For more information or to register call 706-613-3650, ext. 350.

Friday, January 22
The Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society will present Searching After Sunset - An After-Hours Genealogy Event for Beginners. Don't put it off any longer! Join us at the Oconee County Library and we will show you how to get started researching your family history. Spend up to four hours getting acquainted with the basics of genealogy research. There will be classes, research materials, volunteers to help you, and refreshments, too. Registration is required. This is not a drop-in program. The lock-in begins at 6 p.m. when the Library closes, so please arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. Please note- You are not required to stay until 10 p.m.
Where: The Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Rd, Watkinsville, Georgia
When: 5:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Contact: To register call 706-769-3950.

Saturday, January 23
The African American Research Interest Group of the Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society (COGS) invites you to take part in exploring African American family history research experiences and methodology. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Where: The Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
When: 1 p.m.
Contact: For more information contact Mae Castenell at maeeloutome@aol.com.

Monday, January 25
Genealogical Proof Standard: Harnessing the Power of Indirect Evidence, presented by genealogist Susan Sloan, is designed to give students information about how to evaluate and use indirect evidence to solve family relationship problems. The cost of the session is $20 and is paid to Life Enrichment Services.
Where: Life Enrichment Services, 3340 McConnell Drive, Decatur, Georgia
When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Contact: To register call or email Marie Cape at 404-321-6960 or mcape@srconn.org.

Sunday, January 31
Friends of Scull Shoals, Inc.'s Annual Membership Meeting -Scull Shoals, located in Greene County, Georgia, was home to Georgia's first paper mill, water-powered sawmill, grist mill, and textile mills. Please put this on your calendar and plan to be there. Everyone is welcome.
Where: Athens-Clarke County Public Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
When: 2 p.m.

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