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Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. at P.O. Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or

The Augusta Genealogical Society’s annual Homecoming Seminar will feature Diane L. Richard on the topic “Tarheels in the Family: How Did They Get to Georgia?”

Richard will give an overview of North Carolina research as well as talk about exploring North Carolina through maps via the Internet, research techniques for tracing a family back to North Carolina based on a case study, and the basics of DNA testing for genealogy.

The Aug. 22 seminar will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, with registration at 8 a.m. and the seminar 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration is $40 for AGS members, $45 for nonmembers, with the deadline being an Aug. 16 postmark. Mail checks to the Augusta Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3743, Augusta, GA 30914. To register online, go to

The society’s research library — the Adamson Library, 1109 Broad St., Augusta — will be open special hours that weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p. m. Friday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Check the website for regular hours or call 706-722-4073.

The society has a lot of books related to Augusta and Richmond County for sale, as well as some on other subjects.

Asian Pacific heritage

The Aug. 14 Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn seminar will feature Tricia Sung of the Asian Pacific American Historical Society of Atlanta talking about Asian Pacific heritage and where you can learn more about research in that area. Check for more information on the society.

The seminar will be at noon and is free; bring your own lunch. The Georgia Archives in Morrow is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays for research. The Georgia Archives Facebook page at has updates on the latest records processed and events.

For further information, call 678-364-3710 or go to

Georgia historical markers app

The Georgia Historical Society in Savannah has developed a mobile app for smartphones and other devices allowing you to locate historical markers.

This free app can be downloaded via the Google Play store. For more information, go to and search for "marker app."

The website contains a lot of information for teachers as well as access to the society’s historical manuscript collections.