NEVA LOMASON LIBRARY RESOURCES

Previously, the Special Collections Room at the Library was the home for all resource materials belonging to the Carroll County Genealogical Society.  Those materials were moved to Ingram Library on the campus of the University of West Georgia during the library’s remodeling process and are now housed in the new History Room at NEVA Lomason Library. The Carroll County Genealogical …

LEDGER BOOKS – A GOOD GENEALOGY RESOURCE

The 1884 Merchant’s Ledger, Z. L. Levans’ Ledger of the Center Point Store, and the Justice Docket of the 1880s are all important because of the dates — they each lead up to the missing 1890 U.S. Census records. All of the people mentioned in these ledgers lived in or around Carroll County. Their purchases tell a lot about their …

CCGS PARTICIPATES IN LIVE PODCAST ON WLBB RADIO

Take a few minutes to listen to the live podcast that was on WLBB Radio with CCGS members Don Levans, Sam Pyle, Bill Maddox, and Lori Wilson of WLBB Radio.  Also, on the Podcast was Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt, DNA Specialist, who later presented a DNA genealogical workshop at the NEVA Lomason Library for the Carroll County Genealogical Society.  (Air date: …

GEMS IN OUR QUARTERLY JOURNALS

Where Did your Ancestor Live in Carroll County? Sometimes it is not enough to know that your ancestor lived in Carroll County. It would be helpful to know where in the county he or she lived. The census records tell us where they lived at ten-year intervals, but what about those years in between? Merchant’s Ledgers and other record books …

QUARTERLIES CONTAIN VALUABLE RESEARCH RECORDS

Our quarterlies throughout the years have been chock full of interesting tidbits about Carroll County. For example, in the CCGS Summer 2017 Quarterly, the Carroll County Times newspaper abstracts and the 1884 Merchant’s Ledger abstracts tell you what’s going on in life around Carroll County. The merchant’s ledger especially records who was living in the area at that time; what …

MORE WORLD WAR I RESOURCES TO EXPLORE

There is a lot of interest in World War I and its veterans and resources with the onset of WWI’s 100th Anniversary. One of the web sites and its links pertaining to WWI resources that we found particularly interesting is from the Genealogy Insider blog by Diane Haddad and the Family Tree Magazine staff. She lists six records that you …

EASY STEPS TO ACCESS THE OBITUARY INDEXING PROJECT

We hope you are taking advantage of our Obituary Indexing Project. Here are some easy guidelines to help you get started.  If you are a member of the society go ahead and log in now. If you are not a member, don’t worry – you can still search the obituary database and see your results (but not the images). From …

LISTEN TO THE RADIO. . .

If you missed the radio show (Community Voice on 1330 on your AM dial) on February 28, 2017 where Donald Levans, Christian Montcriol, and Bill Maddox talked about the upcoming Carroll County Genealogical Society workshop, “Was your Grandpa a Doughboy?” you can still hear it (for a limited time) on Gradick Communications website in the Podcast Archives. The workshop, designed to …

CARROLL COUNTY WWI SOLDIERS DATABASE

World War I 100th Anniversary Individual History of Carroll County Soldiers Christian Montcriol is a retired French school teacher who now lives in Carrollton with his wife (a professor at University of West Georgia).  He brought with him a deep interest in the history of World War I, especially with a sincere gratitude for the contribution that young American men …

A WORLD WAR I LOVE STORY

The following story was submitted by Donald Levans about his “Aunt Elsie” and Loyd Wester, neighbors in the small community of Center Point in Carroll County. A World War I Love Story by Donald Levans My father’s sister (my aunt Elsie) was 18 when the United States entered World War I. She was a bright and pretty young lady, had …