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The Society meets at 3:00 pm the first Thursday of every month in the
second floor auditorium of the Augusta Museum of History.
Augusta Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization. It was
founded in Augusta, Georgia in September 1979, by 84 charter members
and now has well over 1500 members in 44 states as well as Puerto
Rico, Guam, Singapore, Germany and Ireland. AGS maintains a genealogical
library, publishes a newsletter and journal, presents monthly lectures
and semi-annual "Footprints" methodology seminars, co-sponsors
semi-annual seminars with Augusta State University, and specializes
in cemetery surveys. The Society is the proud recipient of four
Certificates of Commendation from the American Association for
State and Local History. All mail should be directed to P.O.
Box 3743, Augusta GA 30914-3743. We are located at 1109 Broad Street,
Augusta GA. Our phone number is 706-722-4073.
The program is free and open to the public.
6 JUNE 2013
JORDAN PROGRAM BASED ON RECENTLY DISCOVERED PAPERS OF
AUGUSTAN GAZAWAY BUGG LAMAR
Jim Jordan will share his success in
his second career as historian at the
AGS June program entitled
Lamar, Augusta Native,
Battles the Federal Government
-- and Wins."
Jordan recently purchased
a large collection of Lamar
papers which had been stored in a
trunk in New Jersey and "lost" for
over a hundred years until he donated
them to the Georgia Historical Society
in 2011, a gesture that Todd Groce,
GHS president, called "an extraordinary
Augustans are very familiar with
the Lamar family, and many members
are named in our publication
Summerville Cemetery. Gazaway Lamar
built a fortune in shipping, banking,
and cotton factoring and was the
embodiment of the entrepreneurial
spirit of the nineteenth century. He
was a strong supporter of southern
state rights and engaged in procuring
armaments for Georgia, blockade
running, and offering advice to Confederate
leaders. His greatest business
challenge after the Civil War was
seeking compensation for his property
seized by the federal government,
the action described by Jordan in the
program about Lamar's large settlement
with the Southern Claims Commission
six months before his death.
Jim Jordan's professional career
was spent in New York and England
as a financial analyst and financial
systems consultant before his retirement
to Callawassie Island, South
Carolina. About ten years ago, he
began enjoying public speaking on
historical topics and guiding tours in
Savannah. His historical novel, Savannah
Grey: A Tale of Antebellum
Georgia, was nominated for the Michael
Shaara award for Excellence in
Civil War fiction in 2007. His articles
have appeared in the Georgia Historical
Quarterly and The Journal of
Military History. He is currently
working on a sequel to the popular
The one-hour program at 3 p.m. at
the Augusta Museum of History is
free and open to the public.
The program at the museum on 6 June 2013 is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available from the Sixth Street or
Broad Street entrances at the Augusta Museum.
13 JULY 2013
SHOW AND TELL
Our July 13, 2013 program will be "Show and Tell." We are looking for members who have had successes in their research/search to share their experiences. Your presentation does not have to be long, 10 minutes at most. Do you have an heirloom you have recently obtained? Do you have the history on the item? Have you made a trip to a library or archives out of town? Share with us the special research information you found. Have you found a celebrity relative in your genealogy search? Just share with us your successes or your "pit falls" if that occurred. We want to know it all!! Contact Montine Mize, Program Chair, at 706-592-0078 or email at Jmmizepgm@aol.com with your topic and the amount of time you will need.
The program at the museum on 13 July 2013 is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available from the Sixth Street or
Broad Street entrances at the Augusta Museum.
Annual Homecoming Seminar
"Summerville Cemetery 2012 Edition" is Now Available
The Summerville Cemetery 2012 Edition is the 163-page story of a historical cemetery in Richmond County, Augusta, GA. This hard-bound book contains the original 1990 publication by Augusta Genealogical Society, an addendum which contains the 2012 survey of new headstones, corrections to the original publication, and an All-Name Index covering the original book and the addendum.
Purchase your copy for $35 at the Augusta Genealogical Society,1109 Broad Street in Augusta Library during normal Library hours,; or for mail orders, click on the Order Form to download,
print and mail in. We do not accept credit cards. If you have questions, call 706-722-4073 or email AugustaGenSociety@comcast.net
Make your check payable to Augusta Genealogical Society and send to above address.
TO SPEAK AT HOMECOMING
Mark your calendar now to attend the 34th annual AGS
Homecoming on Saturday, August 10. Barbara Vines Little,
CG, FNGS, FVGS, a professional genealogist whose
primary interests are in Virginia research and brick wall
problems, will be the keynote speaker. The former president
of the National Genealogical Society and the Virginia
Genealogical Society, she is also editor of the quarterly
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.
Little has lectured for the past twenty years at local, regional,
state, and national conferences in 27 states on research
methodology and resources. She has taught at the
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford
University since 2007.
AGS looks forward to seeing members
and friends in Augusta in August.
For more information and/or to register click here
We encourage, promote, and provide
scholarly training for all interested in
genealogical and related historical and
Prepared by Kathy Jarvis
here for bibliography
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Individual-Name References in Ancestoring. The Augusta Genealogical
Society began publishing its official journal, Ancestoring,
in 1980. Each issue contains several thousands of individual-name
entries from cemeteries, churches and other rich resource records
in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina.
All 13 Volumes include historical background articles, cemetery
articles, cemetery records from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, First
Presbyterian Church, Magnolia Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, courthouse
records, naturalizations and more. For more information on Ancestoring,
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Web site seeking genealogical information relative to their ancestors
who might have once resided in, or passed through, the Augusta,
Georgia region, or, if you would like to post your own query for
such information, you may do so by clicking
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