FREE CLASS on using FamilySearch and FamilySearch App. Have you ever wondered how to best use the website www.FamilySearch.org? Are you aware that there is a mobile app to go along with it? Come on out to the February Cobb County Genealogical Society (CCGS) general membership meeting to find out more. The society’s next meeting is at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, 26 February (always 4th Tuesday) at the First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, GA.
Marilyn Cranford will be presenting, along with Chris Barnes. Cranford, a graduate of the University of California at Davis, professional teacher and amateur genealogist, started pursuing family history in her twenties when her grandparents were still living and could share stories both rollicking and heartbreaking about the people in their family Bibles.
After 25 years of teaching high school English in California and Georgia, which bookended 15 years as a stay-at-home-mom, she retired and served in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City along with her husband. They were there for two years during the early development of the FamilySearch Family Tree and that background has informed their understanding of best practices on the FamilySearch website. She and her husband Gary have been Family History Center Directors since 2011, currently serving in the Powder Springs Georgia Family History Center.
Joining Cranford is Chris Barnes who will present on the mobile app. From Anglo-Saxon / Scots-Irish origins, Barnes’ family in America was established among the Chesapeake colonies and later migrated south and west into the Wachovia plateau of North Carolina. His family roots dig into the soils of the upper Yakin and Catawba River basins (father side) and the upper Neuse and Cape Fear River basins (mother side) of North Carolina. From there, the family branches spread across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, and so on...even reaching to California during the gold rush. Five great grandparents and one great great grandparent were alive at the time of my birth. I am the oldest grandson and oldest great grandson on multiple lines. I am the chounan, as said in Japanese. I have been given many family records. I intend to share as much of my inherited family records as possible.
For more information, please visit the CCGS website at https://cobbgagensoc.org