AGS ACTIVITIES FOR MEMBERS
AND THE PUBLIC
- Monthly Meetings.
The Society hosts a genealogical or historical lecture the first Thursday
of every month at the Augusta Public Library on Greene Street in Augusta.
The lectures are presented by regionally or nationally recognized speakers
(e.g., Edward Cashin, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of
Georgia History, on "The Augusta Canal," Brian Trainor, Ph.D.,
former Director of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, on
"Irish Immigration to America"). No fee is charged.
- Educational (and Fun) Seminars in Methodology.
"Following Footprints is Fun", an
all-day seminar presented by well qualified local instructors twice
a year, provides practical information on how to conduct personal family
research. Subjects may include: Conducting Research by Mail; Interpreting
the US Censuses; How to Organize Your Data; Researching Courthouse Records;
Contacting the Relatives; Searching Church & Cemetery Records; How
to Get Started in Genealogy. The $30 fee (members $25) includes lunch
and a 104-page handout.
- Spring Seminars.
Speakers of national repute present subjects of general research interest
to historians and/or genealogists. These one-day programs are co-sponsored
by Augusta State University. Past topics have included: "How to
Conduct Research in Georgia," "Research in Britain,"
and "Are Your Ancestors Hiding in a Computer?" This
year the topic will be "Walking Down Memory Lane, Computer In Hand."
- The Homecoming Seminar
is part of AGS's annual Homecoming weekend, which includes not only
an all-day seminar, but also trips to nearby courthouses for research,
cemetery tours, computer demonstrations, and time for research in the
AGS Library. Past Seminar subjects have included "Migrations, Immigrations,
& Emigrations,"Searching for your New England Ancestors,"
"Bridges Back to Virginia and Maryland," and "Forward
with Computers and Genetics."
- Purchase of AGS Publications.
Books published by the Society may be purchased by the general public.
These include bound editions of the newsletter (Southern Echoes) and
the journal (Ancestoring) plus a variety of other titles on various
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