Friday, October 18, 2013

O.M. Davis McCollum Did a SHOW AND TELL



Last night we went to a talk at the Marietta Museum of History given by Davis McCollum.  Davis is the creator of the OLD MARIETTA (O.M.) site on Facebook.  It is all about the history of Marietta and other places in Cobb County.  He showed examples and more examples of his vast collection of old pictures of structures, businesses, and people.  It is a paradise for Marietta trivia nuts.

He said a lot of people go to the O.M. site and just look at one picture after another.  He explained that you can get much more out of it if you click on Photos and when photos come up click on Albums and from there on handle it like an index (I think).  That way, you have a method in your madness, as they say.

Davis  also weaved  his genealogy research of 40,000 + names on Ancestry.com and findagrave.com into how he researches and files his vast amount of information.


It was a good informative  lecture.






Skip Are, friend
Skip was a co-postal worker in our time.  He has taken on the giant task of putting pages from the Sprayberry High School yearbooks on Facebook.


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Anonymous Skip said...

It was great seeing you again, Eddie, and good to finally meet your lovely wife, Anna.
Let me compliment you on the fine job you do with this blog. It's a must read for anyone interested in Marietta.
Davis has certainly done a great job of providing a wonderful resource on Facebook for anyone interested in Marietta history. Those in attendance last night only got the tip of the iceberg. His genealogical work is also incredible. My hat is off to him for his fine work.
Thank you for the mention of my efforts archiving Sprayberry High School yearbooks for the 60 years of the school's existence. The information is actually available for everyone at sprayberry-echo-project.com. I welcome your readers to come browse the various books. Those who may not be in the Sprayberry family might be particularly interested in some of the photos of many old Marietta landmarks seen in the advertisements in the backs of some of the books.

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