By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Our Genealogy Group Annual Workshop, March 8

Morrow, Ga., Feb. 17, 2014 -- Our Genealogy Group will hold its Annual All Day Workshop for Beginners <http://ourgenealogygroup.blogspot.com/2014/02/march-8th-annual-all-day-workshop-for.html> on Saturday, Mar. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This genealogy workshop for beginners is free, but you must RSVP. Only the first 50 are guaranteed a seat. Please RSVP to <ourgenealogygroup@gmail.com>. They will be unable to accommodate those who do not RSVP. 

The workshop will be held Clayton State University in room UC265 of the James M. Baker University Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s workshop will include;

Dating photographs using hats and hair
Using the census 
Breaking brick walls 
Genealogy databases at Clayton State by Clayton State Archivist Rosemary Fischer Research in the Library

The first half of the day will feature speakers. After lunch the workshop will head across the hall to the Clayton State Library to utilize the free genealogy programs offered by the University. Attendees will also learn which of the programs are available to use free at home via the University website.

“With your RSVP, please let us know what brick walls you are running up against in your research. We will assign someone to help you with your issue, and hopefully get it resolved by the end of the workshop,” says Fischer.

Fischer also notes that this will be a "hands on workshop," so attendees should bring their laptop or tablets, plus anything they need help with, including files and notes.

A unit of the University System of Georgia where dreams are made real, Clayton State University is located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.