CSU hosting monthly genealogy discussions

Once a month, for more than a year, a group of genealogy aficionados has gathered, informally, at Clayton State University to talk about family trees.

They meet on the first Sunday of each month, from 3 p.m., to 5 p.m., in classroom L200, in the Clayton State Library.

Members include university faculty members, staff members, alumni, students, retirees, family members and friends of the school.

And, they are inviting other people to join them as they study genealogy, according to University Spokesman John Shiffert. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, Shiffert said, in a written statement. "You don't have to be an experienced genealogy researcher to belong to the genealogy group, and everyone is welcome," he said. "There is no membership fee."

Shiffert said discussion topics at upcoming meetings include: Basic genealogy, how to join heritage societies, how to do oral histories, and how to map and survey a cemetery.

He said anyone who wants more information should contact University Archivist Rosemary Fischer, at (678) 466-4333, or by e-mail, at rosemaryfischer@clayton.edu.

-- Curt Yeomans