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  2. Photo by Raphael Schaller on Unsplash We received a request, via the GoAncestry Facebook page, to search for an obituary for Shirley M. Albea. She was born 5 June 1941 and died on 15 December 2004. There are obvious places to search such as Ancestry.com or other paid online sources. Ancestry.com does not have obituaries (original or transcribed) available. The U.S. Obituary Collection at Ancestry notes only the Name, Death Age: 63, Birth Date: 1941, Death Date: 15 Dec 2004, Obituary Date: 18 Dec 2004, and Newspaper Title: The Albany Herald. Next step, Newspapers.com which has a wealth of newspapers online; this requires a subscription. A quick check there showed that The Albany Herald is not one of the papers digitized yet. So then I went to the Library of Congress website where they also have a large collection of newspapers which are being digitized under the program "Chronicling America". This time for free but again, no Albany Herald. Based on Ms. Albea's fairly recent death date of 2004, I decided to check Funeral Home websites. The Mathews Funeral Home maintains a collection of obituaries but the oldest I found in my searches was for 2013. A prior Google search had provided me with a transcribed obituary at GenealogyBuff.com. However, I really wanted to find the original for the request. There are further searches that could be done by contacting a local (to Albany, GA) library to see if they have copies of this newspaper, on microfilm or print. I decided to stop my search here as I feel the GenealogyBuff websites probably provides a good transcription of the obituary and should be sufficient. For the obituary, please see the Surname entry for Joseph and Shirley Albea. Additionally, check out Georgia Homepage or Dougherty County Homepage for more information on these regions. The South is definitely not my area of expertise in researching so if anyone would like to assist in building out any states and/or counties with quality information, please send me a message!
  3. Our Mission The Georgia Genealogical Society, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was founded as a friend of the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1964 (click here for a list of Charter Members). We invite you to join us. Our Purposes To raise the standards of genealogical research over the state through education programs, workshops, and the publication of genealogical data, and To constitute a "Friends of Archives" group for the Georgia Department of Archives and History, to assist said department in building up its genealogical collection, and To promote the collection and preservation of the early records of the Colony and the state of Georgia.
  4. THE SOURCE FOR GEORGIA HISTORY Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is the oldest continuously operated historical society in the South.
  5. The Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society covers the following counties: Baker, Ben, Hill, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Grdy, Irwin, Lee, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox, Worth. They have a vibrant Facebook Page.
  6. The Dougherty County Public Library offers genealogical resources to assist you in your search. For a listing of these resources, see this link.
  7. The Dougherty County Public Library offers genealogical resources to assist you in your search. For a listing of these resources, see this link. View full record
  8. Courtesy of FindAGrave, Memorial #111951981: Joseph W. (Joe) Albea, (GySgt, USMC, Ret.), 82, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate. Interment will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.A native of Greenwood, SC, Mr. Albea had resided in Albany, GA since 1976 moving from Riverton, NJ. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps after twenty three years and served in Korea. Mr. Albea was also employed at the Marine Corps Logistic Base in Albany, GA before his retirement.Mr. Albea was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge # 1285, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk, Lodge # 713, a life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 2785, River Pointe Golf Club and The Laidback Golfers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley M. Green Albea.Survivors include his children, Joseph William Albea, Worth Dunn Albea, Memrie Susan Scales, all of Greensville, SC, Melodie Carmen Grimes of Winston-Salem, NC, Cheryl Marie Klett, NJ, Tammy Allison Albea, Roswell, GA, Marc Joseph Albea of Katy, TX , a sister, Betty Jean Bennington, and numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2013 at Mathews Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Courtesy of GenealogyBuff.com, transcribed from Dougherty County, Georgia Obituary Collection: The funeral service of Shirley Mae Albea, 63, of Albany, GA., who passed away Wednesday December 15, 2004, will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Chaplain Jim Parks will officiate. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. A native of Burlington, NJ, Mrs. Albea had resided in Albany since 1976 moving here from Riverton, NJ. She was a retired accountant and member of Covenant Presybterian Church. Mrs. Albea was endeared by everyone she met and was a loving mother and wife. She will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Joe Albea of Albany, a daughter, Tammy Albea of Roswell, GA, a stepson, Marc Albea of Houston, TX and a stepdaughter, Cheryle Klett of Spring Glen, NY.The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Betheseda, Maryland 20814. View full record
  9. Courtesy of FindAGrave, Memorial #111951981: Joseph W. (Joe) Albea, (GySgt, USMC, Ret.), 82, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate. Interment will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors.A native of Greenwood, SC, Mr. Albea had resided in Albany, GA since 1976 moving from Riverton, NJ. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps after twenty three years and served in Korea. Mr. Albea was also employed at the Marine Corps Logistic Base in Albany, GA before his retirement.Mr. Albea was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge # 1285, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk, Lodge # 713, a life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post # 2785, River Pointe Golf Club and The Laidback Golfers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley M. Green Albea.Survivors include his children, Joseph William Albea, Worth Dunn Albea, Memrie Susan Scales, all of Greensville, SC, Melodie Carmen Grimes of Winston-Salem, NC, Cheryl Marie Klett, NJ, Tammy Allison Albea, Roswell, GA, Marc Joseph Albea of Katy, TX , a sister, Betty Jean Bennington, and numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2013 at Mathews Funeral Home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Courtesy of GenealogyBuff.com, transcribed from Dougherty County, Georgia Obituary Collection: The funeral service of Shirley Mae Albea, 63, of Albany, GA., who passed away Wednesday December 15, 2004, will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Chaplain Jim Parks will officiate. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery. A native of Burlington, NJ, Mrs. Albea had resided in Albany since 1976 moving here from Riverton, NJ. She was a retired accountant and member of Covenant Presybterian Church. Mrs. Albea was endeared by everyone she met and was a loving mother and wife. She will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Joe Albea of Albany, a daughter, Tammy Albea of Roswell, GA, a stepson, Marc Albea of Houston, TX and a stepdaughter, Cheryle Klett of Spring Glen, NY.The family will receive friends today (Sunday) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Betheseda, Maryland 20814.
  10. This directory is the largest, most current, and accurate directory of societies in Pennsylvania: http://www.pennsylvaniaresearch.com/directory-pennsylvania-genealogical-societies.html View full record
  11. This directory is the largest, most current, and accurate directory of societies in Pennsylvania: http://www.pennsylvaniaresearch.com/directory-pennsylvania-genealogical-societies.html
  12. We are trying to sort through the mant postcards that we currently have on hand. There is a wide variety of used and unused cards so we are trying to figure out the best way to present them on the site. We believe that even though some of our cards have never been used, they are still fascinating to look at. Due to this, we will be taking digital images of those cards and placing them into our site galleries. For the postcards that have been previously used and mailed to someone, we are going to attempt a transcription of the card and to provide other meaningful data as we are able. Since the primary information on the card is the Adressee, we will title each DB entry using the name of the ADDRESSEE: Last name, First name. Adress mailed to Date and location of cancellation on card We will also include a digital image of the written portion of the card so others can check our transcription for accuracy. Lastly, the postcard entries will leave a forum comment area so others can comment or provide feedback. We hope we can find some homes for the momentos and family notes.
  13. Current residents of the Township interested in preserving our history have formed a Historical Society which meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Tompkins Township Hall. Anyone interested in the history of the area is invited to attend. http://www.tompkinstwp-mi.org/historical.htmlThe Historical Society is currently reprinting a third edition of the Township's history, "ALL AROUND THE TOWN". It was originally published in 1976 and again in 1988. Books may be ordered by calling Jeanette McDonald at (517) 569-2211 or writing to the Society, 10138 Tompkins Rd., Rives Junction, Michigan 49277 View full record
  14. Current residents of the Township interested in preserving our history have formed a Historical Society which meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Tompkins Township Hall. Anyone interested in the history of the area is invited to attend. http://www.tompkinstwp-mi.org/historical.htmlThe Historical Society is currently reprinting a third edition of the Township's history, "ALL AROUND THE TOWN". It was originally published in 1976 and again in 1988. Books may be ordered by calling Jeanette McDonald at (517) 569-2211 or writing to the Society, 10138 Tompkins Rd., Rives Junction, Michigan 49277
  15. The Homer Historical Society was organized as a bicentennial project in 1974 to preserve and protect Homer history, to educate people about the significance of local history and to establish a museum. http://homerhistoricalsociety.org/ Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month from January through October. In warm weather they are held at the Blair Farm. The Blair Historical Farm—at 26445 M-60 East, one mile east of Homer on M-60—is a pioneer family farm built on land owned by Maude Blair's grandfather, Dr. George Blair, Homer’s first doctor. Miss Blair, a long time Detroit schoolteacher and administrator, was especially interested in having children learn about Homer history. Her sister, Miss Bess Blair, was also a teacher. Now, elementary school students visit Blair Historical Farm every spring to learn about local history and see how people used to live on a farm. Homer Historical Society PO Box 146 Homer, Michigan 49245 View full record
  16. The Homer Historical Society was organized as a bicentennial project in 1974 to preserve and protect Homer history, to educate people about the significance of local history and to establish a museum. http://homerhistoricalsociety.org/ Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month from January through October. In warm weather they are held at the Blair Farm. The Blair Historical Farm—at 26445 M-60 East, one mile east of Homer on M-60—is a pioneer family farm built on land owned by Maude Blair's grandfather, Dr. George Blair, Homer’s first doctor. Miss Blair, a long time Detroit schoolteacher and administrator, was especially interested in having children learn about Homer history. Her sister, Miss Bess Blair, was also a teacher. Now, elementary school students visit Blair Historical Farm every spring to learn about local history and see how people used to live on a farm. Homer Historical Society PO Box 146 Homer, Michigan 49245
  17. The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially in the history of the City of Ferndale and the Ferndale School District. Understanding the history of the community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of out state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage. The Society’s major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help establish or illustrate the history of the area, its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war, its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturers, trade and transportation. It will collect printed or electronic material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazettes, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters. Manuscript materials such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, oral histories, account books, charts, surveys, and field books. Museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events and activities of the past and present as well as the future will also be collected. http://www.ferndalehistoricalsociety.org/ MUSEUM HOURS Mondays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Note: No Audio or Video recording devices or Cameras are allowed to be used in the museum without permission. To make a special visit appointment, call (248) 545-7606 1651 Livernois Ferndale, Michigan 48220 View full record
  18. The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially in the history of the City of Ferndale and the Ferndale School District. Understanding the history of the community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of out state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage. The Society’s major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help establish or illustrate the history of the area, its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war, its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturers, trade and transportation. It will collect printed or electronic material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazettes, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs, and posters. Manuscript materials such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, oral histories, account books, charts, surveys, and field books. Museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events and activities of the past and present as well as the future will also be collected. http://www.ferndalehistoricalsociety.org/ MUSEUM HOURS Mondays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Note: No Audio or Video recording devices or Cameras are allowed to be used in the museum without permission. To make a special visit appointment, call (248) 545-7606 1651 Livernois Ferndale, Michigan 48220
  19. The Pentwater Historical Society is located in Pentwater, Michigan. Now in its third decade, the society was established in 1982 as a Section 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization. The Museum: Meetings: http://pentwaterhistoricalsociety.org/ 85 South RutledgeP.O. Box 54Pentwater, MI 49449 View full record
  20. The Pentwater Historical Society is located in Pentwater, Michigan. Now in its third decade, the society was established in 1982 as a Section 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization. The Museum: Meetings: http://pentwaterhistoricalsociety.org/ 85 South RutledgeP.O. Box 54Pentwater, MI 49449
  21. The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan educates, celebrates and promotes awareness of the contributions of the Jews of Michigan to our state, our nation and the world. Throughout the year, we present docent-led tours of historic Jewish Detroit and Southeast Michigan and host interesting lectures, book discussions and film viewings. We publish Michigan Jewish History, an annual journal, and maintain the Jewish Yearbook Collection, the largest collection of yearbooks from Detroit-area high schools. http://www.michjewishhistory.org/ info@michjewishhistory.org 6600 W. Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3003 248.432.5517 View full record
  22. The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan educates, celebrates and promotes awareness of the contributions of the Jews of Michigan to our state, our nation and the world. Throughout the year, we present docent-led tours of historic Jewish Detroit and Southeast Michigan and host interesting lectures, book discussions and film viewings. We publish Michigan Jewish History, an annual journal, and maintain the Jewish Yearbook Collection, the largest collection of yearbooks from Detroit-area high schools. http://www.michjewishhistory.org/ info@michjewishhistory.org 6600 W. Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322-3003 248.432.5517
  23. The purpose of our society is to preserve, document and promote interest in the heritage of the Village of Romeo and its surroundings. The RHS operates two museums, an archive building, and holds several events each year. http://www.romeohistoricalsociety.org/ The archives building was the Romeo Michigan State Police Post from 1936 to 2000 when it was purchased by the Society. It holds archives related to Romeo’s past. There is a small research library for studying the history of your house or Romeo citizens of the past (it contains oil paintings by William Gibbs). Changing displays interpret Romeo’s past. This museum is open Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. or by appointment. If you are interested in having your group or organization tour the Romeo Museums, please call. Romeo Historical Society PO Box 412 Romeo, Michigan 48065 586-752-4111 View full record
  24. The purpose of our society is to preserve, document and promote interest in the heritage of the Village of Romeo and its surroundings. The RHS operates two museums, an archive building, and holds several events each year. http://www.romeohistoricalsociety.org/ The archives building was the Romeo Michigan State Police Post from 1936 to 2000 when it was purchased by the Society. It holds archives related to Romeo’s past. There is a small research library for studying the history of your house or Romeo citizens of the past (it contains oil paintings by William Gibbs). Changing displays interpret Romeo’s past. This museum is open Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. or by appointment. If you are interested in having your group or organization tour the Romeo Museums, please call. Romeo Historical Society PO Box 412 Romeo, Michigan 48065 586-752-4111
  25. Members and other interested persons may use the local history books and files at the SAHS Archival Library, located at Rentschler Farm Museum. This material is for reference use only. Books and files may be browsed, read, and copied with limitations. They may not be removed from the archival library. Books and other materials are to be handled with white gloves.An appointment is necessary (734-944-0442) as we are staffed by volunteers with irregular hours. Call several days ahead. http://www.salinehistory.org/ Saline Area Historical Society P.O. Box 302 Saline, MI 48176 (734) 944-0442 Museum Hours Rentschler Farm Museum: Summer – Saturdays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Closed during the winter months Saline Depot Museum: Saturdays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM All year View full record
  26. Members and other interested persons may use the local history books and files at the SAHS Archival Library, located at Rentschler Farm Museum. This material is for reference use only. Books and files may be browsed, read, and copied with limitations. They may not be removed from the archival library. Books and other materials are to be handled with white gloves.An appointment is necessary (734-944-0442) as we are staffed by volunteers with irregular hours. Call several days ahead. http://www.salinehistory.org/ Saline Area Historical Society P.O. Box 302 Saline, MI 48176 (734) 944-0442 Museum Hours Rentschler Farm Museum: Summer – Saturdays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Closed during the winter months Saline Depot Museum: Saturdays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM All year
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