Atlanta to Valdosta and Homerville and return.
Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library in Homerville, Georgia
Come join Georgia Genealogical Society for a special Genealogy Research Weekend March 5-8, 2015. The idea of a bus trip evolved from a request from several members who suggested it might be fun to charter a bus to Homerville in deep southeast Georgia because of the distance. The bus will leave the Atlanta area on Thursday evening March 5 and return to Atlanta area midday on Sunday March 8.
After breakfast at the hotel in Valdosta on Friday morning, the bus will take folks to the Huxford-Spear Library in Homerville to spend the day researching in one of the largest and best collections in the southeastern U.S. The group will have lunch provided in Homerville and will return to Valdosta on Friday evening. On Saturday morning the bus will drive the group back to Homerville in time for the GGS seminar, and then leave Homerville around 4:00 to head back to Atlanta for overnight along the way.
Included is the 3 nights at hotel, transportation to southeast Georgia and back, transportation to and from Huxford-Spear Library, 3 breakfasts, and lunch on Friday. Dinners Thurs, Friday and Saturday will be on your own. (Hotel will be in walking distance of a variety of restaurants) $399 per person based on double occupancy (2 people per room), the cost for a private room is $579 per person. We looked at the option of leaving early Friday morning and going directly to Homerville, but with the driving time, rest stops and lunch and the 10 hour work day for bus drivers, it might give 2 hours max to research at Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library. Dropping one day will change the price to $299 per person double occupancy and $479 per person single occupancy. We decided to make it a research event and provide time to research in and explore this great library.
Bus drivers by law can only work 10 hour days so the group will have a shorter drive back to Atlanta on Sunday morning.
For the trip to make, we have to have a minimum of 28 people. Trip deadline for full payment will be February 7, but we need to know sooner than that if there is enough interest. The tour company is Daniel’s Discovery Tours.
If you are interested, please email Laura W. Carter at laurawilliamscarter [at] gmail.com no later than January 30. If there is not enough interest by that date, we will not finalize the details.