Jul 28, 2022

Augusta Genealogical Society’s Annual Symposium 2022

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

Annual Symposium

Virtual Genealogical Program

Presented by the Augusta Genealogical Society

Augusta, Georgia

When:    Saturday, August 27, 2022

Time:      9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m  EST

Where:    Online – Register at

                Registration deadline is August 26, 2022

Price:      $35.00 for AGS members and $45.00 for non-members

Session 1: Guide to the 1950 US Federal Census

Speaker:  Lisa Louise Cooke

Guide to the 1950 U. S. Census. How to find your family in the newly released census by using census tract maps, initially available limited indexes, and what the 1950 Census tells us about our families.

Lisa Louise Cooke is the author of several books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox.  She produces and hosts the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast and weekly videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel.  She offers a Premium Membership service at her website at featuring exclusive on-demand genealogy education. Lisa also writes a regular column for Family Tree Magazine and produces the Family Tree Magazine Podcast.


Sessions 2, 3 and 4:  Genealogy and DNA

Speaker:  Diane Southard

Session 2: DNA Questions Answered. Understanding the basics of DNA and the terminology that is used.

Session 3: Using YDNA and mtDNA in Your Family History. Learn how both YDNA (thedirect male line), and Mitochondrial DNA (the direct female line) can enliven your familyhistory research.
Session 4: Connecting DNA Matches. How to identify and organize the cousin connections among those in your Autosomal DNA matches. Work together to determine how you are related to your matches and how to use that information to find ancestors.

Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing, one of the world’s most fascinating, dynamic and socially-transformative new hobbies. As Founder of Your DNA Guide, Diahan teaches internationally, writes for popular magazines, and consults with leading testing companies. She authored Your DNA GuideThe Book and produced Your DNA Guide–the Academy, an online learning experience.

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

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