Four meetings are held each year, three of which are all-day seminars conducted by regional or national known speakers. These seminars focus on genealogical methodology, not necessarily specific to Georgia. Members receive a discounted admission rate.
Free one-hour webinars are presented 6 times per year on genealogical topics and are open to members and non-members. However, members have access to previously recorded webinars on the Members Area section of the website.
Members receive the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly that includes transcriptions of Georgia records, information on using technology in research, book reviews and a Questions and Answers section. Past issues are archived on the Members Area section of the website.
Members receive The Scribe quarterly. It contains news of the society and information relevant to genealogists in the Society.
PERIODIC EMAIL UPDATES
These updates include reminders of webinars, seminars, and other events in the GGS community. These are sent to members and non-members who have given us permission to send updates.
MEMBERS AREA WEBSITE SECTION
Other than items mentioned previously, members also have access to special pages of historic and genealogical research value, such as ‘Index to Georgia’s Federal Naturalization Records to 1950 (Excluding Military Pensions)’ and ‘Census of the City of Augusta, 1852.’
There are many GGS volunteer opportunities available to share your talents, skills, and expertise. From active involvement to just a few hours per year, your help will be greatly appreciated. To volunteer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our opportunities.
Even if you do not have Georgia ancestors, GGS provides many benefits to family historians, making the annual membership a great value for all.
Local genealogy societies and
GGS meet twice a year to find ways to promote genealogy and each other during meetings and attended events.
INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH (IGHR)
This educational forum is for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators.