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Hunting for the Peculiar Soul of Georgia

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Don Rhodes Presents James Brown

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Historic Augusta Downtown Church Tour

Historic Augusta Downtown Church Tour Sunday, October 26, 2014 Noon – 5 pm Fourteen historic Augusta downtown churches have partnered to host a tour of churches on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from noon until 5 pm. The event is free … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Windsor Spring Water Company

The Windsor Spring Water Company was established in 1905 by William H.T. Walker, Jr., son of Confederate Major-General W. H. T. Walker, killed during the Civil War in the Battle of Atlanta, and grandson of prominent United States senator and … Continue reading

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WHERE WE CAME FROM AND WHERE WE WENT, STATE BY STATE

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING

Monday, September 15 at 2:00 pm Augusta’s own Bill Kirby will be here to present WE WERE THERE: CHRONICLING AUGUSTA HISTORY FOR 230 YEARS. One of Augusta’s oldest institutions, the Augusta Chronicle, has been documenting local and national news day … Continue reading

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We Want Your Yearbooks!!

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The Joyce Poole Collection

The Georgia Heritage Room is thrilled to announce a significant donation of genealogical materials given by Mrs. Joyce Perkerson Poole. Mrs. Poole has been researching family genealogies since 1976, and has generously donated her books and family histories in an … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Back on TLC

If you think this season’s celebrities are fascinating, wait until you meet their ancestors. Your favorite family history show is back with all-new episodes, premiering Wednesday, July 23 on TLC. Meet six of today’s biggest celebrities—including Cynthia Nixon and Jesse … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS!

The Ancestry Library Edition is once again available to our patrons. Thank you for your patience as we worked out the technical difficulties.

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