Tuesday, June 10, 2008

National Archives Hosts Genealogical Societies of Clayton and Henry Counties June 21

The Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties will be meeting at the National Archives in Morrow, GA at 10 AM on Saturday, June 21st. Two speakers will share information and delight members and visitors.

Mike Brubaker - The Magruder Collection

Mike Brubaker, an Archivist & the Genealogist at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Georgia, received his bachelor and masters degrees in Utah. He is the past Curator of Collections at Midway Village & Museum Center, 2007-2008 president of the Georgia Genealogical Society, a teacher at several local colleges and a researcher.

Mr. Brubaker will be telling of the wonderful genealogical holdings of the Atlanta History Center. One of the newest holdings, the Magruder Collection, a collection of newspapers, fills three dozen 2-by-3-foot boxes and includes some 3,400 issues of 244 publications dating to the 1800s. This amazing collection can open up to many genealogists, information unobtainable until now.

Betty English - Story Teller --"How to kill Grandma!"

Betty English, a native Atlantan, published author, marketing specialist, retired teacher, and Story Teller has lived and worked in both the US and Australia. A mother and grandmother, she has delighted audiences throughout the area with stories both true and fictional.

She will be sharing a wonderful story of "How to kill Grandma!" You will not want to miss this.

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