ORGANIZATION: The CENTRAL GEORGIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc. was organized in October 1978 by James T. Martin of Warner Robins, Georgia. In February 1981, the Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the law of the State of Georgia. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has determined that the Society is a tax-exemption organization under Section 501(c)(3), U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the elected and appointed officers and four elected Directors.
AREA: The Society's geographical area of primary interest consists of twenty-seven contiguous counties located in central Georgia. They are: BALDWIN, BIBB, BLECKLEY, CRAWFORD, CRISP, DODGE, DOOLY, HOUSTON, JOHNSON, JONES, LAMAR, LAURENS, MACON, MONROE, MONTGOMERY, PEACH, PIKE, PULASKI, TAYLOR, TELFAIR, TREUTLEN, TWIGGS, UPSON, WASHINGTON, WHEELER, WILCOX, and WILKINSON.
PURPOSE: The purposes for which the corporation is organized are:
To collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to genealogical and related historical, biographical and heraldic data;
To inculcate and promote interest in research in these fields;
To stimulate and provide instruction in the use of efficient methods and the adherence to principles of accuracy and thoroughness in research;
To champion ethical standards and to discourage and oppose incompetent and
disreputable practices or researchers;
To foster careful documentation and otherwise promote scholarly writing;
To issue publications, and
To promote the collection and the preservation of local records which are of genealogical or historical value.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership in the Society is open to any person interested in promoting the objectives stated above. Annual dues are: $30.00 for individual membership; $35.00 for family membership (husband and wife, or two related persons in same household).
PROJECTS: The Society undertakes special projects for preservation of genealogical and historical information, such as: abstracting and publishing county court records, federal census records, cemetery records, family Bibles, and historical items of interest to Georgia researchers.
PUBLICATIONS: The Society publishes a bimonthly NEWSLETTER and a semi annual JOURNAL. The JOURNAL is published twice per year and is mailed to all members in good standing. The annual volume number represents the years in existence. QUERIES are published in the JOURNAL as space permits. Members are encouraged to submit ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION in the JOURNAL, and extra long articles may be serialized.
MEETINGS: The Society holds regular monthly meetings with planned programs. These meetings are held at the Flint Electric Building, 900 Highway 96, Warner Robins, Georgia at 7 pm on the second Monday of each month. In addition to the program, time permitting, a question and answer session is often conducted for the benefit of members who have a problem with their research, or who have found a better way for accomplishing their work. Visitors and guests are welcome to attend regular meeting of the Society. Our current membership covers many states and we invite you to join our Society. For a membership application, write to the Corresponding Secretary at CGGS. P.O.Box 2024, Warner Robins, GA 31099-2024. You may also download and print an application from the site's JOIN US page.
900 Hwy. 96
Warner Robins, GA