The Muscogee Genealogical Society Hosts “Diggin’ Our Roots” Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2 PM at the Columbus Public Library Auditorium.
Forty years ago a group of local community members hatched a plan to create a genealogical society in Columbus, Georgia. Having delved into their own family histories, group members, led by Elizabeth Akers and C. Dexter Jordan, Sr., wanted to share their enthusiasm and help others get started in the fascinating hobby of genealogy. They were also keen on building a collection of genealogy books for the Bradley Public Library that would aid others in researching their families. Thus began the organization, dubbed then as The Genealogical Society of Original Muscogee County (later shortened to The Muscogee Genealogical Society).
To celebrate its forty year history, the Muscogee Genealogical Society will host an anniversary celebration, “Diggin’ Our Roots,” in the Columbus Public Library’s auditorium on Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. The program will include a brief history of the Society and the recognition of community members — including local historians and genealogists, local history authors, history museum directors, patriotic society presidents and others – who have contributed to the Society’s success in fulfilling its mission,
The program will also include a short “Genealogy Roadshow” segment. The “Roadshow” segment will feature research endeavors that were recently undertaken by Society members on behalf of community members who submitted their queries in September. Among the stories featured will be one involving an African American family who were free people of color before the Civil War, another involving a South Carolina Revolutionary soldier and a third involving a Huguenot. Following the program there will be a reception.
“Diggin’ Our Roots” is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Genealogy Room of the Columbus Public Library.
Call 706-322-3175 for more information.