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Spring Place Schools “Reunion” to be Part of Festival

15 August 2013 And More

The oldest educational facility in all of northwest Georgia is Spring Place Elementary School which traces its origins to the mission established by the Moravians in 1801—long before there was a Murray County.  This school, sponsored by Chief James Vann, was named Spring Place because of the dozens of natural springs that had landmarked the […]

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Spring Place Festival Set for August 17

7 August 2013 And More

I don’t typically post press releases, but I’m making an exception on this case, since I’m involved in one of the sponsoring organizations. 2013 Spring Place Festival Set for August 17 The 15th annual Spring Place Community Festival will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church just off Georgia […]

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My First Trip to the Family History Library

31 March 2013 And More

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Salt Lake City for the 3rd RootsTech conference. While the conference was fun and interesting, the highlight of my trip was the Family History Library. I knew it would be. I arrived in Salt Lake City about 2:30 MDT and after checking into my hotel, immediately walked […]

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Confederate Voices: Book Review

14 March 2013 And More

My local library received a new book this week:  Confederate Voices by Debbie Stephenson Moore.  It’s not a book about the Civil War or the Confederacy, but rather is a collection of biographies, family histories, and organization vignettes with Confederate soldiers from southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia as the unifying theme. I like the way […]

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Atlanta Family History Expo 2012 Day 1

9 November 2012 And More

Today is the first day of this year’s Family History Expo in Atlanta. This is the third year that Family History Expo has come to Atlanta (technically Duluth) and I’m pleased to say that the crowd size looks very similar to last year, possibly even a little larger. The keynote speaker was Robert S. Davis. […]

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What I Learned at FGS 2012

2 September 2012 And More

The 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference is over. Lots of fun and just like at SCGS Jamboree, I spent my time learning from the genealogy rock stars, so my brain is overflowing. Here is a sampling:

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Vann House Days 2012

22 July 2012 And More

This weekend celebrated the 208th anniversary of the building of the Chief Vann House.

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Jamboree Highlights

17 June 2012 And More

View the story “Jamboree Highlights” on Storify

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David Sanford Butler’s Funeral Book – Treasure Chest Thursday

31 May 2012 And More

I got a new item for my Treasure Chest last week.  My uncle found a memory book from the funeral of David Sanford Butler.  Dave was my grandmother’s grandfather and since I’m the keeper of the family history, my uncle brought the book to me (yay!). I’ve never seen anything quite like this.  It’s cardboard, […]

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7 Reasons You Should Attend SCGS Jamboree

30 April 2012 And More

Today is the last day for early-bird registration to the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.  Jamboree will he held June 8-10 in Burbank, California, with two “pre-events” to be held on June 7.  If you are on the fence, here are 7 reasons to attend: Rock-Star Speakers – Megan Smolenyak, Josh Taylor, Curt Wicher, and so […]

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