Thank you Tamara for a great presentation on Immigration. We hope to have you back soon.
Tamara Hallo, Professional Genealogist and Speaker spoke at our General Meeting yesterday, March 12, 2023. She spoke on Immigration; a timeline and where to find records. Her presentation was precise, articulate and overall informative. Her recording of her presentation is in the Members Only Section. Join today and listen to her presentation. $20 yearly dues can be paid by paypal to rncgs41119@gmail, please select friends and family. In the membership tab, you can print out the application and send it to our treasurer, DA Harney or bring with you to a meeting. Next meeting is May 21, 2023.
Again, thank you Tamara and we will see you next time.
Obituary for Marion Twain Farmer
Marion Twain Farmer II of Conyers, GA passed away at his home on December 9, 2022 at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Twain Farmer, Sr. and Lucy Camp Farmer and infant sister, June Farmer. He is survived by first cousins Joan Costley Brown (Dale), Susan Plunkett Denney (Mark), and Leann Camp Kelley (Joe). He was employed by the City of Atlanta for 35 years in the office of Tax Assessors as a Personal Property Field Tax Auditor. Marion was active in youth sports coaching football and basketball. He was a member of the Rockdale County Jaycees serving as Secretary for several years. After retirement, he began researching his family history and became active in the Rockdale Genealogical Society. While in this organization he compiled several research listings of genealogical information including an index of "A History of Rockdale County", an index of the cemeteries of Rockdale County, "The Roster of the John McIntosh Chapter of the DAR of 1981", "The Official Record of Salem Campground", and the Rockdale County Surname Index. He also enjoyed playing golf and meeting with friends that gathered at Beasley's Drug Store.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel with Jeff Hales and Ranny Peek speaking; interment will follow at Philadelphia UMC Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, December 16, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Rd., Conyers, GA, 770-483-7216.
New Member Benefit
Its the end of the year Again !!
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 #Chris Zawadzki
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.
March 17th, 2022
Thank you Stacy Cole !
Thank you so much for your presentation on the Southern Claims Commission. Below is our YouTube replay.
Vertical Files - Family Files
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 !!!
Safety of our Members
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.
Resuming In-Person Meetings
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.
Bible Pages available to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Ellen Yost Blakeslee, Genealogist.