Genealogical Society needs your help with a new project. Recently it has
come to the attention of the GGS that some way is needed for persons
working on genealogical or historical abstraction projects to determine
what research projects may currently be in progress or recently published.
The problem came to light when the GGS learned that a person had almost
completed abstracting a Georgia county's marriage records only to find
that publication of the same material was imminent. You can appreciate how
devastating this kind of situation can be to someone who has worked many
hard hours to complete a project.
GGS has agreed to become a clearinghouse for genealogical works in
progress. The new project, called Registry of Georgia Genealogical
Works in Progress, will be housed on the GGS website
The Registry will include a form for submitting information on projects
that are underway, as well as a list of works that are proposed or in
We need your help to spread the word among fellow researchers. Please send
this message to everyone on your mailing list, as well as anyone else you
think might be interested. Post information on your website. Let
researchers know that they can check at the GGS website before they begin
an abstraction project.