Jordan’s Journey lecture and exhibition press release



Take A Trip Into The Past of Walker and Chattooga Counties

Jordan's Journey exhibition poster

Jordan’s Journey exhibition poster

The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library and the Summerville Library invite you to meet the author of family and local history book Jordan’s Journey: An Illustrated History of My Family Ancestry this coming June. The two libraries will host a lecture by the author where he will take you ”behind the scenes” of his book. The Summerville Library will also host a month long exhibition of photographs by Mr. Scoggins that relate to his book.

The LaFayette-Walker Public Library is located at 1105 North Main Street, LaFayette, GA (phone 706-638-2992). They will host the lecture by Mr. Scoggins on June 4th at 2pm. The Summerville Library is located at 360 Farrar Drive Summerville, GA (phone 706-857-2553). They will host the lecture on June 5th at 6pm. The photography exhibition at the Summerville Library will open the same day and will be on view until July 10th. All events are free and open to the public.

Jill Trubey, the genealogical librarian at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library, recently added Mr. Scoggins’s book to her library’s collection. ”Friends of the Library purchased a copy of the book for us, so that the community may enjoy Jordan’s Journey. It goes beyond the typical genealogy book and I think it will inspire people to see genealogy in a new way. I hope lots of people will join us to hear Jordan’s story.”

Libraries played a vital role in the writing of Jordan’s Journey. ”The Georgia Rooms at the local libraries are an invaluable resource for anyone researching the area,” Mr. Scoggins explained. ”My book is a part of that now and I hope my work will encourage more people to take an interest in documenting their own genealogy. If we don’t make a conscious effort to preserve family and local history, it vanishes all too quickly.”

Jordan’s Journey: An Illustrated History of My Family Ancestry was published by the author earlier this year. The book explores the author’s lineage, particularly as it relates to the Armuchee Valley region including Walker County’s Villanow and Chattooga County’s Subligna. Scoggins represents the latest in a line of eight generations to live in the area, giving him deeper roots there than almost anyone else alive today. The project goes beyond the printed page, however, with new writing and more published regularly on the Jordan’s Journey blog at