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[GA] Seminar taps Georgia resources
Seminar taps Georgia resources
Posted By Kenneth H. Thomas Jr.
To the Journal-Constitution
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Georgia Genealogical Society’s fall seminar will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the National Archives-Southeast Region in Morrow. The speakers will be John Lyles, genealogist at the Columbus Public Library, and Monica L. Hopkins, editor of the society’s quarterly.
Lyles’ first lecture will be “Hidden Resources: Georgia Research Using Electronic Thesis and Dissertations,” covering a source virtually ignored in genealogy research. His second topic will be “Genealogical Research in Academic Archives” in which he will discuss the genealogical treasures that can be found in archives and special collections departments associated with colleges and universities.
Hopkins will present two lectures. In the first, “Understanding Deeds,” she will use sample deeds to explain how they’re used in genealogical research, including definitions, types of deeds, indexes and examining a deed in detail and platting the land. Her second topic will be “Finding Your Way Around the Georgia Archives.”
Registration for the seminar is $25 for GGS members and $35 for nonmembers. Lunch is not included. Registrations must be postmarked by Sept. 26 for handouts to be available.
Registration forms can be found at www.gagensociety.org and should be mailed to