Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Edgefield County Book

Slave Records of Edgefield County, South Carolina by Gloria Ramsey Lucas arrived in the Georgia Room today. Gloria is a local author who spent 6 year compiling this information. It is an invaluable resource for African Americans who are searching for their Edgefield … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell That?

“But our last name isn’t spelled that way!” That is a phrase we often hear from people new to genealogy. They don’t realize that before the advent of social security in 1939, the spelling of names was a lot more … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago This Week…

On January 19, 1861, Georgia suceeded from the union and was an independent state for a few weeks. During that time, Captain Arnold Elzey, the commanding officer of the United States Arsenal in Summerville, surrendered it to Governor Joseph E. Brown. The details were worked out … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved!

Tonia Owens and Russell Liner from the Information Desk of the Augusta-Richmond Public Library, suggested to Travis Hollaway that the church in the painting “Old Town Augusta” by Herbert Day might be Saint Paul Baptist Church and that seems to be the correct answer. Way to … Continue reading

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New Civil War Book

A new book arrived in the Georgia Room this morning; Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia by Barry L. Brown and Gordon R. Elwell. It includes color photos, historical photographs and paintings, plus a Civil … Continue reading

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Old Town Augusta Painting

Horace Talmage Day   (1909 – 1984) Old Town Augusta  Signed and Dated 1934   Oil on Canvas    30 x 36 Inches Peter Clarke, Director of the Clarke Gallery in Newburyport, Massachusetts, asked the following question in an email to Eric Montgomery about a … Continue reading

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