Barbara Walker Winge

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Barbara Walker Winge

   If you have visited very many of the Georgia counties, on the GAGenWeb sites, you could not help, but to have noticed the name "Barbara Walker Winge," you have probably wondered just who this woman is. She has generously contributed material to so many Georgia counties.

   I thought it would be nice to share a brief look into the background of this amazing lady.

   Barbara is from Waycross, Georgia. She even married her childhood sweetheart from Waycross. They spent 20 years in the Air Force and lived in many States and Alberta, Canada. She collects postcards, War Between the States plates and saves newspaper clippings (only) from Waycross, GA. Barbara said she has acquired a wonderful Genealogical Library, for she has been interested in the "Genealogy game," all her life.
Her Daddy's first cousin Christine Aitcheson of Waycross instilled the love for Family History in Barbara when she was only a child. The family laughed at Christine because she "liked dead people."

   Barbara attended the Institute for Historical and Genealogical Research at Sanford University, in Birmingham, AL, for 13 summers. She had the letters "CGRS" [Certified Genealogical Record Researcher] attached to her name for 5 years. She was the book review editor for the Association of Professional Genealogists for one yr. She was also the Local History Room Librarian at the Bay County Public Library in Panama City, FL, until her retirement in 1999.

   She was a member of the Children of the American Revolution, the Children of the Confederacy, and was a page to the State Convention in Waycross, ca 1947. She is presently a member of the St. Andrew Bay Chaper, NSDAR, Confederate Salt Works Chapter, U.D.C., and many other genealogical societies. She works with P.A.W.S., Pets Are Working Saints, and visits local nursing homes and schools with some of her dogs.

   And Barbara loves dogs, received her own first puppy at age six. It is in the genes. She has shown and trained dogs for many years. She now has six Pomeranians and an American Eskimo. One of her Poms, Aries, recently won a trip to New York City in November for ten days to compete with six other winners in the Advantage No-Fleas Fast-Friends Duet Contest. They appeared on "Live With Regis and Kelley" and the "Today Show." Barbara likes to say now that she went to Julliard School of Music as the school is right next to the Lincoln Art Center where the contest was held, and she and Aries walked over there.

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