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Genealogy society seminar taking place March 7 in Statesboro

The Georgia Genealogical Society 1st Quarterly Educational Series will be held in Statesboro on March 7. The event, co-hosted by the Bulloch County Genealogical Society, will take place at the Pittman Park United Methodist Church, 1102 Fair Road, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Planned are several presentations by members of the Bulloch County society, including Lillian Wingate discussing the Genealogy Collection at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library at 3:30 p.m., followed by a tour and time for individual research. The library is located at 124 South Main St., Statesboro. The cost of the event is $25 for GGS members and $35 for nonmembers.

The deadline for mailing in registration is February 26. If paying by PayPal, the deadline is midnight, March 3. Checks should be sent to GGS, P.O. Box 550247, Atlanta, Ga., 30355-2747. PayPal via the society’s website gagensociety.org. Check there for program updates. For questions, contact Programs@gagensociety.org. The society’s next event will be the Annual Genealogy Picnic at the Georgia Archives on June 6. For more information on the Statesboro Library’s Genealogy Collection, see strl.info/genealogy.

Atlanta’s African American Culinary History

Atlanta’s African American Culinary History is the subject of the February 25 Lunch and Learn Lecture at the DeKalb History Center in the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur. The free event is at noon. Bring your own lunch. Akila Sankar McConnell, author of “A Culinary History of Atlanta,” will discuss the century-old food industry in Atlanta, as well as the various food entrepreneurs and their links to the civil rights movement. For more information, go to dekalbhistory.org or call Marissa Howard at 404-373-1088, ext. 20.

Discover Your Roots Seminar on Feb. 29

A free family history research seminar, “Discover Your Roots,” will be held on February 29 from 8:30 a. m until 1 p. m. at 157 Bob Smith Road, Sharpsburg. It is co-sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, metro Atlanta congregations. For more information, go to discoveryourrootsGA.org or call 770-580-3228. Classes will explore DNA testing, African American genealogy sources and how to use FamilySearch.org and the Family History Centers. There will be group workshops, personal genealogy help and a free lunch. The website links to a free genealogy chart to fill in and bring.

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