Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia

   (Cobb County Genealogical Society, Inc.)



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September 16, 2017
Education Series with Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems
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9:45 am - First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

September 26, 2017
'Consider the Source'
Speaker: Kristin Harms
7 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

October 24, 2017
'Ancestors Accused of Witchcraft'
Speaker: Candy Parrow
7 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

November 14, 2017
Annual Meeting & Dinner
Speaker: Larry Thomas
7 pm - Provino's Italian Restaurant, 440 Ernest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA

Marietta, Georgia Square

Welcome to the Genealogy Society of

Cobb County Georgia

The purpose of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia online is to provide information about our society and to encourage the exchange of genealogical information and research techniques.

The Society's primary interest is Cobb County, Georgia. However, since many of our members are from other parts of the state and the country, we also have an interest in other areas as well.

When and Where We Meet

General Meetings are held at 7 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the every month, except December and as otherwise published in the Calendar of Events, at the First Presbyterian Church,189 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia. In addition to the main parking lot, FPC has 3 additional lots nearby. Click here to locate the other parking lots. (Note: Please direct inquiries to our Society address.)

Board of Directors meetings are held at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month or as otherwise noted, except December.

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All visitors are welcome!

About Our Speaker - August 2017

Genealogist Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. will present an introduction to genealogy testing -- a description of what each test and its results look like at the two major DNA testing companies, followed by an emphasis on what each type of test can show to help with understanding personal genealogy. There is an emphasis on case studies - that is results that Ken has had that enhanced his understanding of his own family tree and shook, if not solved, some of his long-standing brick walls. His goal is to encourage more people to do DNA testing so that their results can benefit others besides just themselves and to bring to everyone who attends the fact that DNA testing results are more than just one's ethnic origins profile as often seen on TV. Ken wants participants to know that all personal DNA results lead to real people whose ancestry is somehow shared and the fun part is trying to figure out how.

Ken has been the genealogy columnist for the Sunday Atlanta Journal-Constitution for forty years since May 1977. He is a 9th generation Georgian who is a frequent lecturer on genealogy and historical topics, most recently on DNA. A native of Columbus, Georgia, he is an Emory University graduate and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked 33 years with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in the Historic Preservation Division, working with research on historical properties and with the National Register of Historic Places, retiring in 2006.

Memberships and Other Associations

Federation of Genealogical Societies
Georgia Archives

Cobb County Library System's Georgia Room, Marietta, Georgia
Georgia Genealogical Society
Georgia Historical Society, Affiliate Chapter Program
National Genealogical Society

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