New Collection in Special Collections

Special Collections has acquired approximately five hundred reels of microfilm comprised of The Atlanta Constitution daily newspaper. The microfilm covers the ten years from 1985 through March 8, 1995. It is accessible and can be used in the Special Collections room of Neva Lomason Public Library in Carrollton, Georgia. Submited by Carol Ferling, Library Coordinator

May 30, 1868: Decoration Day

In the years immediately following the Civil War, one way Americans sought to remember the multitudes of war dead was by holding “decoration days”—days on which they would gather to decorate the graves of those who died in the conflict. Although many local groups and communities had their own decoration days, including well-known ones in Waterloo (New York) and Charleston …

If Only He Had Asked. . . .

A phone call from a friend brought to light a “I don’t know what to do with this stuff” dilemma. The newcomer to family research had died without ever organizing his notes and documents. The surviving spouse had no idea what to do with the assortment of papers found in several different places throughout their house. Actually, it was apparent …

Lookie — Lookie

Lookie — Lookie what I found in land deeds! In these days of Ancestry.com quick and easy family connections, etc. don’t be fooled by thinking that you are getting the real story. The dates, family names, etc may be correct BUT all that leaves out the STORIES. In searching through “stuff” that I discovered in an old trunk before my …

My Aha! Moment

  When was your very best “Aha! moment”? Mine came at the end of a very long and frustrating day sitting in front of a microfilm reader in the Birmingham Public Library. I had one of the worst headaches I’ve ever had, the library was closing in twenty minutes, and I was no closer to finding my grand-father-in-law than I …

In Barrack and Field

This is the second blog in the “Lo and Behold Series” begun April 20.  This was written by Pat Harrington, a member of the CCGS and Alabama resident.   As a young girl, my grandfather showed me a copy of a War Between the States book that a relative had written.  Lieut. Col. John Bramblett Beall, my fraternal GGG Uncle, …

“Lo and behold” We have a treasure trove!

“Lo and behold” We have a treasure trove   IN OUR QUARTERLIES! I found my Great, Great Grandfather’s Death Notice with a simple search through the indexes of our Carroll County Genealogical Society!  Here’s how it works: Sitting at my own computer (in my own home), I go to www.ccgsga.org —– When the page opens up, I then click on “Index …