Sunday, January 27, 2008

Membership Time Again!

It's time to renew your GHS membership! Or even better become a new member!

You get a fabulous newsletter 7 times a year with interesting facts about Camden County as well as information on upcoming programs and rambles.

The meetings are held at the St. Marys City Library the second Tuesday of February, March, April, and May. We take a break for the hottest months of summer and so people can take vacations. We meet again in September, October and have the annual banquet in November when we choose our officers the next year.

Rambles are trips around the county to various historical sites where you will learn interesting facts about each place. Even if you've lived here all your life I'd be willing to bet you'll learn something new!

To become a new member send a check to:

Guale Historical Society, Treasurer
800 Margaret St.
St. Marys, GA 31558

Make checks payable to Guale Historical Society.

Your membership options are:

$2 Student
$8 Individual
$15 Family
$200 Lifetime Membership

We also have a Cemetery Preservation Fund to help preserve and protect the cemeteries and gravestones in Camden County.
We'd love to have contributions to get started!

$____Other generous amount.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, February 12, 2008. Our guest speaker will be a noted author who wrote a series of books entitled:
"Get Off The Interstate!"

This will be an interesting program, so don't miss it!

Bryan-Lang Historical Library Web Site

Hello! Well, the Camden County website has gone live and the Bryan-Lang Library is pleased to have, after many years, a web presence.

On this site you will soon be able to look through many of the varied and different collections housed at the library:
1. Court records such as; Lunacy, Divorce, Superior, and Inferior
2. Census records
3. Tax Digests
4. Surnames; Bailey, Cates, Silva, Vocelle, to name just a very few
5. Photos; there are now over 8000 photos housed at the library
6. Maps

These are just a few of the wonderful collections at the library, and they are looking for help in identifying persons in a great number of the photos in the collection.

There are patron copies of each and every photo to browse through and it's a wonderful trip into the past. I myself have spent numerous hours pouring over these photos... and I was quite surprised and pleased to note I could identify some of them!

The link to go directly to the Bryan-Lang's pages is:

Have fun! I always do!