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The General Assembly is in recess today in order to finish work on the state budget. Tomorrow is the final day of the 2014 session.

As you probably know, this blog is sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society. It was started with the goal of providing information about the crisis at the Georgia Archives. That goal will continue, with information and issues being posted as needed.

Beginning today, we also will use this blog to post information about GGS activities and other news of interest to the genealogical and related communities.



Today we feature an upcoming lecture sponsored by GGS and the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Atlanta History Center.

African American genealogist Tony Burroughs will discuss his book,  Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree, at the Atlanta History Center on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m.

Attendees will discover how to trace, document, record and write family history using this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide. Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions and sources unique to African Americans.

Admission is $5 for members, $10 non-members and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted.  Reservations are required. Phone 404-814-4150 or reserve online at Click on the link in the calendar section.

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