The Cobb County Genealogical Society is offering its annual beginners Genealogy 101 course starting January 27, 2018 and continuing through March 3, 2018. The six classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Check-in is at 9 a.m. on the first day of class. The first five classes will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church St., Marietta.

Topics for the first five classes (January 27 through February 24) include:

  • Getting Started
  • Census Records and Your Ancestor’s Occupation(s)
  • Vital Records
  • Military Records
  • What Records Might Be Found in the Courthouse
  • What Can I Find for Free
  • African-American Research
  • Looking for the Ladies
  • Newspapers and City Directories
  • What Do You Still Want to Know? Our Answers to Your Questions.

The final class will meet March 3, 2018 in the Georgia Room of the Charles D. Switzer Public Library in Marietta to explore the published genealogy materials from all over the country that are found there.

Saturdays, beginning January 27, 2018, continuing until March 3, 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Classes are free, there is a charge for optional course materials.  Registration is required, either online or by mail. To register, go to and see “headlines.” There you can register online via PayPal by January 16, 2018, or find the forms to fill out and send by U. S. mail by January 11 to the Cobb County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1413, Marietta, GA 30061-1413. Classes are free, but the cost is $39 per set for optional course materials, meeting either registration deadline, otherwise the cost is $49 afterwards.

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta
189 Church St.
Marietta, GA 30060

Free parking is available in the church parking lots on the side of building, across the street, and beyond the railroad track.

For more information, please call 770-316-7109 or visit

This information is provided by Dianne Barfield and Kenneth Thomas.


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