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Georgia Family History Expo Early Bird Special - 5 Days Left

I'm registered for the 3rd annual Georgia Family History Expo . Are you? I certainly hope so, since I'm positive a great time will be had by all who attend. If you haven't registered yet, you might want to take advantage of the early bird special before it ends on October 9th. You can save more than $40 on this two--day event. A couple of highlights of this year's expo are Robert S. Davis and Paul A. Adjei. All you need to know about Mr. Davis is he exudes Georgia History. You could probably get smarter on the subject just by standing next to him. He will be giving the opening keynote address -- "The Secrets to Research in Georgia" -- as well as teaching classes on Georgia and Alabama. One I am particularly interested in is Research in the War of 1812 in the Deep South . Truth be told, I am an R. S. Davis groupie, so I might be found in more than one of his classes. I attended every single one at the last Georgia Family History Expo. Another highl

Wilhelm Burmester Walked According to God's Wise Counsel (Today's Epitaph)

Wilhelm Burmester Geb 27 Juli 1826 Gest 29 Januar 1881 Nach Gottes Weisem Rathe Gingst Du Voran; Wir Folgen Dir Auf Deiner Bahn Translation:   "According to God's wise counsel thou walked ahead, and we will follow you on your path." Bethany Cemetery Charleston, South Carolina Photo © 2008-2012 S. Lincecum Translation via Google Translate .

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)