- The Georgia Genealogical Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was founded as a friend of the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1964 (click here for a list of Charter Members). We invite you to join us.
- To raise the standards of genealogical research over the state through education programs, workshops, and the publication of genealogical data, and
- To constitute a "Friends of Archives" group for the Georgia Department of Archives and History, to assist said department in building up its genealgoical collection, and
- To promote the collection and preservation of the early records of the Colony and the state of Georgia.
- Annual Awards
- Each December the Georgia Genealogical Society honors members.
- The Awards Committee of GGS is composed of the President and two members appointed by the President. The committee considers three types of awards.
- The Volunteer Award is given to a GGS member who has given consistent long term service as a volunteer or made an important single contribution to genealogy as a volunteer. The Volunteer Award is in the form of a certificate.
- The Award of Outstanding Accomplishment is given for significant contribution to the field of genealogy. The award may be presented to a professional or non-professional genealogist who may or may not be a member of GGS. The award may be in the form of a plaque or certificate
- Elizabeth Haulbrook Taylor Award (established in 2002 by Jacquelyn Cannon in honor of Mrs. Taylor) is present to an individual who has devoted the most time to the Georgia Genealogical Society (not a board member).
- Click here to view the list of past receiprents of the GGS awards.
- Anyone supporting the purposes of GGS may join. Annual dues: Individual membership at $35 per year, Family at $40; Patrons at $50 and Benefactor at $100. Societies and libraries are, also, welcome at the $35 level (we regret that we can not offer access to the "Members Only" pages for societies and libraries). Memberships run on a twelve month basis. All membership levels receive the Quarterly and the Newsletter.
- Four meetings are held each year on Saturday, usually in March, May, October, and December. At least one of the four is an all-day seminar. the cost of each meeting is determined by the cost of the speaker.
- The officers and directors of GGS carry on the business of the society. They are elected at the third general meeting of even numbered years and installed at the last meeting, usually held in December. The president and first vice-president serve as two of three voting trustees of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, which awards grants for genealogical publications.