Merry Christmas and have a happy happy New Year from Rockdale - Newton County Genealogical Society. Hope to see you all in January.
Watch for our Genes and Jeans Newsletter coming out 2nd week of January. Be sure to check our Events tab for information on our speakers for 2023 and our events we have planned.
Always check our Facebook page and stay up to date in YouTube.
Thank you so much to #Chris Zawadzki and his review of the Computer Software available to Genealogist.
The Genes and Jeans April 2022 Quarterly newsletter was sent to all members Sunday, April 10, 2022
The newsletter is available under Members Only tab
Our YouTube channel will have the most recent presentation shortly by Chris Zawadzki. Go To our Channel and subscribe.
Thank you Stacy Cole !
Thank you so much for your presentation on the Southern Claims Commission. Below is our YouTube replay.
We are moving the Rockdale Family Files from the Nancy Guinn Library to the Family History Center Library on 1275 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers, GA.
You can also see the Family names under the tab MORE....
If you would like to go to the Family History Library, please contact Chris Zawadzki at Zawadzki@bellsouth.net or give him a call at 404-509-9945.
I hope you take a minute to check the names out, it may just break a brick wall !!!
Last month's meeting was to be our first in-person meeting with Monty Laster telling us about Newton County History and their cemeteries. Unfortunately, Monty was sick at the time of the meeting and we had to cancel. The board meeting still was conducted and it was decided to go back to the Zoom meetings until January 2022 and reassess the Pandemic situation.
If you missed the July, 2021 newsletter it will be resent out next week and you can always find it here on the website. If you missed any of our Zoom presentations, please visit our YouTube channel.
If you are in need of a Rockdale Heritage Book, we have very few left and they are now available for sale $55 at the Conyers Visitor Center 901 Railroad Street, City of Conyers open 8-5 M-F.
As of August 8, 2021, we are resuming in-person meetings starting with Monty Laster who will be speaking about Newton County History and Cemeteries. Please let Chris Zawadzki know if you will be attending in-person. Masks are optional. The meeting will be also recorded live on Zoom for those of you who do not feel safe to attend in person. Here are the credentials to Zoom in at 3 PM on August 8th, 2021.
Meeting ID: 860 875 9369
or click below
We are really excited about the new addition to our website. Members now have the opportunity to take advantage of other members home libraries. If you have a home genealogy library and would like to share with other members of the Rockdale-Newton County Genealogical Society, please email your list of books available and your contact info to RNCGS41119@gmail.com. I have a extensive genealogy library and am more than willing to help out other members.
The website has been updated today to include 2 new bibles. We now have a total of 3 Bibles.
Hoffman - Hilsman; Parker and Smith. Becoming a member given you access to these Bibles. See or call Devra Harney, membership to join today or email us at email@example.com. Our speaker for tomorrow is Henry Smith and he will speak on "Writing ones own autobiography and family stories
Will have his presentation on our YouTube Channel. See you tomorrow at 3 pm on Zoom
by: Chris Zawadzki and Devra Harney
2020 was a challenging year for everyone and for many genealogical societies, including ours. In response to all of the obstacles, we got creative and learned how to continue our various programs.
Our biggest accomplishment was working with FamilySearch.org. With that organization’s assistance we will work with the Rockdale County Tax Commission Office, digitizing old tax records. These records go back to 1870, when Rockdale became a county, establishing the Probate Court, and the Rockdale County Superior and State Court Clerk offices. In addition to working with Rockdale County, FamilySearch is working with 13 counties in the Southeast and Georgia Coastal Island counties.
Here are some highlights of what role FamilySearch will play in this endeavor:
FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind. Using leading technologies and preservation techniques, FamilySearch safeguards more than 3.5 billion images on microfilm, microfiche, and digital media. Our purpose is simple: to help people connect with their ancestors through easy access to historical records. We gladly join with others who share this vision.
Archival copies of microfilm, microfiche, and digital records from over 100 countries and spanning hundreds of years are safely stored in the Granite Mountain Records Vault, a long-term storage facility designed for preservation. In many cases, FamilySearch has been able to provide an archive-quality copy of stored records to archives where the original has been destroyed by earthquake, fire, flood, tornado, war, or human error. A second preservation facility will provide additional protection with state-of-the-art security measures.
Obtaining a preservation-quality digital image of an original record is often costly and time-consuming for records custodians. FamilySearch dCam technology not only produces archive quality images, it also enables faster image publishing.