Sep 26, 2022

Augusta Genealogical Society Virtual Genealogical Program

The following announcement was written by the Augusta (Georgia) Genealogical Society:

Augusta Genealogical Society
Augusta, Georgia

October 2022

Virtual Genealogical Program

Cemetery Symbolism and Conservation

When:      Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

Time:       1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Where:    Online – Register at

                 The Registration deadline is Oct 28.  Registration required to receive Zoom link

Price:       FREE to AGS members or $10 for nonmembers

Limited seating will be offered at Adamson Library to view the virtual presentation. To reserve a seat, please call (706) 722-4073.

Speaker:  Michael Lacefield

Although some people may feel uncomfortable in graveyards, genealogists relish the information that can be gleaned from their ancestors’ headstones. Michael Lacefield will walk us through the ins and outs of cemetery symbolism and how best to preserve our ancestors’ final resting place.

Michael Lacefield grew up in Perry, Georgia, and graduated from Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia with a business degree. In 1969, he was drafted; and he retired from the Army after almost 22 years with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Michael began his interest in genealogy in 1991 when Colonel Giddens, who worked with Michael’s wife Dollie, had a listing of his own relatives in his office. Thus, began Michael’s quest to find the connection between Dollie and the Colonel, who were third cousins. Since then, Michael has been hooked on genealogy.

Michael began research on his family in the Bowen Cemetery, which was in the woods. It was there he discovered the grave of his great-great-great grandfather. Michael has given many tombstone presentations and has studied with John Appell, a nationally known professional gravestone conservator.

JOIN AGS NOW and enjoy the benefits of several programs, which will be free to members in 2022 – 2023.

The Augusta Genealogical Society is a non profit organization founded in Augusta, Georgia in September 1979.

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