World War One topic of Lunch and Learn
“The First World War: Why it Still Matters” is the topic of the Georgia Archives’ virtual Lunch and Learn on November 12. The talk will be presented by retired social studies teacher Gary Gill and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Gill, from Thomaston, will examine the war’s influences, big and small, on our language, literature, and politics, and he’ll discuss the heroes and villains from those times. Go to GeorgiaArchives.org to register for the event, which will be free via Microsoft Teams. You should download the app ahead of time. For more information, call 678-364-3710.
Don’t make assumptions
Many times, we assume that older ancestors died where the records say they lived. We assume we know the timeframe. But until you can prove they died where you think they did, stay open to new information. I have two ancestors who moved to different states when they were at ages that would have been considered old at the time. They died in their new states, which is provable by estate records.