There’s a genealogy group meeting on the campus of Clayton State University.
An informal gathering that discusses genealogy research, the group was started more than a year ago as part of an internship project for the Clayton State Archives. The group is composed of Clayton State faculty, staff, alumni, students, retirees, family members, and friends of the University.
You don’t have to be an experienced genealogy researcher to belong to the genealogy group, and everyone is welcome. Individuals interested in joining should email Selma Blackmon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer at email@example.com. There is no membership fee.
In addition to discussing research, some members of the genealogy group are planning to take the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Study course. Those taking the course will be planning study sessions and discussions to aid in learning the materials in the course. The study sessions for the course are also open to anyone who would like to participate. Contact Blackmon for more information. You can also learn more about the NGS course at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/educational_courses.
The genealogy group meets on the first Sunday (unless it is a holiday) of each month. The meeting time is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting place is the classroom of the Clayton State Library, room L200. The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 11.
Upcoming meetings will discuss such subjects as; Basic Genealogy for Beginners, Heritage Societies – How to Become a Member, Cemeteries: A Graveyard Undertaking – How to Map and Survey a Cemetery, and Oral History – How to do oral histories and what is involved.