Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia

   (Cobb County Genealogical Society, Inc.)

 

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May 23, 2017
'History & Genealogy'
Speaker: Dr. Tom Scott
7 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

June 27, 2017
'Researching the Civil War: Using Primary & Secondary Materials'
Speaker: Michael K. Shaffer
7 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

July 25, 2017
'Brickwall Tips'
Speaker: CCGS Researchers Assisting
7 pm - First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA

August 22, 2017
'DNA - Finding Cousins Thru Chromosomes'
Speaker: Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.
7 pm - 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

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.

E-mail our Society at ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.

All visitors are welcome!

About Our Speaker - May 2017

Retired Kennesaw State history professor Dr. Tom Scott will speak about oral history and its usefulness in genealogical research. In retirement, Dr. Scott continues to work with the staff of the KSU Archives on a variety of oral history projects. Among his honors are Kennesaw State's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994 and Distinguished Professor Award in 2008. He was also a recipient of a Governor's Award in the Humanities in 2004.

Tom is the author of three books:
'Cornerstones of Georgia History', University of Georgia Press, 1995 - a book of documents still used in Georgia classrooms.
'Cobb County, Georgia, and the Origins of the Suburban South', Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, 2003
'Kennesaw State University: The First Fifty Years', 2013

Dr. Scott initiated the KSU Oral History Project.  Over the last 39 years Tom and his students and colleagues have conducted hundreds of oral histories, the bound transcripts of which are available in the KSU Archives and in the Georgia Room of the Switzer Library.  He is also working currently with the City of Acworth and the Save Acworth History Foundation in conducting interviews with prominent local citizens that are being uploaded through the foundation's website onto YouTube.

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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