First Baptist Church of Christ (not First Baptist Church)
511 High Place
Macon, Georgia 31201
Box lunch is included in this workshop
Co-sponsored by Georgia Genealogical Society, the Genealogical & Historical Room,
Middle Georgia Regional Library, Macon, GA, and the Central Georgia Genealogical Society.
Preparing and Following a Case Through Court
Learn the basics of the legal system. Understand the process of following a case through court including dockets, orders, depositions, etc. Find the key to solving a problem using these records while making each day of research in the Courthouse full and effective. Learn what you need to know, how to prepare, and how to get the most for your time once you arrive. Enjoy this hands-on approach to reviewing a family issue resolved through court action.
A Death in the Family
Discover the myriad of documents uncovered through the death of an individual . We will look at the basics and dig through more complicated estates with a hands-on approach. Keep looking even when your ancestors don’t have enough property to pay their outstanding debt at death. Learn how estates are handled when insolvent; how to use in your research; and where to locate them. Uncover intestate divisions, insolvent estates, and contested wills while learning what you need to know.
About our Speaker
J. Mark Lowe describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border.
Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Samford University), and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.
Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Registration & Cost
Registration after the deadline (if space is available) is an additional $5.00
Registration will close when capacity is full. Otherwise, the Deadlines are Mail ins postmarked by Wednesday Aug 3, Online registrations by Midnight Aug 10, 2016.
Box lunch is included in cost of workshop.
If you have specific dietary restrictions, please contact Laura W. Carter at gagensocprograms [at] gmail.com