Have you ever thought your ancestor’s neighbors might help you solve your brick-wall? The Cobb County Genealogical Society (CCGS) will host Mr. Terry E. P. Manning who will provide a presentation entitled, “Follow the Neighborhood to Solve Brick Walls – Neighbors are more than the people next door.” Often you will find that families migrated together across state and across the country. CCGS meets Tuesday evening, 25 February.
Mr. Manning, a long-time member of the Sons of the American Revolution and has held office at the local chapter and Georgia state level, describes one means of solving a genealogical brick wall when other approaches have failed – researching a close associate of an ancestor that may be easier to locate. This can be a simple task or it can involve dozens of hours of research, but usually you will quickly have a sense as to whether or not one of the more extensive neighborhood researches will be required. The “neighborhood” may be as simple as those living close by, but the neighborhood you might follow could also be a town, county, region, military unit, high school class, church congregation, occupation, club, or society.
Manning, who studies genealogy at Samford University, has written a book on 1890 tax records for Gwinnett County and has authored numerous articles for newspapers, newsletters, lineage societies, and other journals. His personal research includes 218 surnames to date.
Come hear Terry at 7 PM on Tuesday, 25 February at the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. We meet downstairs on the 4th Tuesday of each month and look forward to seeing you there. For more information please see our website at www.CobbGaGenSoc.org.