Genealogy workshop to feature J. Mark Lowe

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

Noted genealogist J. Mark Lowe will be the featured speaker at the Georgia Genealogical Society’s workshop running 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the First Baptist Church of Christ (not the First Baptist Church), 511 High Place, Macon.

Lowe who is a nationally known genealogy speaker, will cover two topics in depth: “Preparing and Following a Case Through Court,” including all the ins and outs of the legal system, and “A Death in the Family,” where he will cover all the records created by and surrounding a death.

The cost is $35 for GGS members and members of Central Georgia Genealogical Society (the cosponsor), $45 for nonmembers. A box lunch is included. Mailed registrations should be postmarked by Aug. 3; online registration deadline is Aug. 10. Send checks to GGS, P.O. Box 550247, Atlanta, GA 30355-2747 or go to to register or learn more about the program. For further information, contact Laura Carter at or 706-369-9420 before Aug. 12.

Book loans online

The St. Louis County Library in Missouri has available for interlibrary loan the genealogy book loan collection of the National Genealogical Society. You can arrange loans via your local public library. The catalog is at under History and Genealogy. Interlibrary loan is a feature of our public library system that is woefully underused by patrons.

New books can be donated to the NGS collection in St. Louis. You can sign up for free for their History and Genealogy Division newsletter in the same area of their website under PastPorts (Newsletters).

Swedish research sources

Swedish genealogy can be researched via these sources: Swedish Genealogical and Historical Research Online (, demo for free, subscriptions vary), Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill. (, membership required), and the Swedish American Genealogist journal, via the same center ( There are Swedish genealogy research articles at and books at the Genealogical Publishing Co. (, search "Sweden" and "Swedish").