Memberships & Associations
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Cobb County Library System's Georgia Room, Marietta, Georgia
Georgia Historical Society - Affiliate Chapter Program
Did you know that before 1979. our Society started as a group of people interested in genealogy meeting at Gritters Library in east Cobb? Then they moved to the Southern Bell Building next to the First Methodist Church on Whitlock Avenue. For a short period, the Society met at the Marietta City Hall Auditorium before moving to the Cobb Central Library. As of October, 2010, the Society holds its meetings at First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, Georgia. Once enough people were interested in forming a society, the society was formed as the Northeast Cobb Georgia Genealogical Society in 1979. Ed Trippe and Betty Parker were charter members of the society. Dave Lipscomb was the first president.
About 1990. the Society changed it's name to the Cobb County Genealogical Society, Inc. and developed a new logo in preparation for the initial publication of the 'Family Tree Quarterly' in 1991.
Cemetery research and listings began in the mid-1980's and publication of the first cemetery book was in 1984. Cemetery Book II was published in 1991 and Cemetery Book III, which includes the Marietta National Cemetery, was published and released on June 27, 1994 to coincide with the 130th Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
Today, we prefer to think of ourselves as the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia. We have many members who do not have ancestors in Cobb County or the State of Georgia. We are truly interested in genealogy no matter where are ancestors were located.
To contact the Society, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Society has provided free genealogy training through classes and seminars since its organization in 1979.
- The Society has published eight major volumes of Cobb County, Georgia records.
- We have local and regional speakers at our monthly meetings presenting topics on genealogy and history that are of interest to our members.
- We continue to publish the 'Family Tree Quarterly' and the 'Family Tree Newsletter'.