Monthly Archives: December 2011

We’ll be having several new classes in February. The first will be about Researching in Richmond County. It will be at 2:00 on February 2nd. The other class will be in the computer classroom on February 16th at 2:30. It … Continue reading

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Historic Photographs Wanted!

Hello Augustans! The Georgia Room needs your help! We would like to add some photographs to our historic photographs collection. We already have pictures of the 1888 and 1908 floods. We are in desperate need of historic photographs of old … Continue reading

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New South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia Books

Lots of new books in this week! We have early Virginia census books, South Carolina books (including a Union County Deed Abstracts book by Brent H. Holcomb), and a very interesting book about Aftrican American Creeks. They are on display … Continue reading

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New Old Book

Mr. Thomas Hill was kind enough to donate Dr. Adam Littleton’s Latin Dictionary to the library. It was published about 1703 in London and bought the next year. The book was owned by Dr. Beverly Allen Henry, who was a … Continue reading

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December Webinar

The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region will be hosting a webinar this Monday, December 12th at 7pm. The topic will be “Searching the NARA Website” and the webinar will be hosted by Mary Evelyn Tomlin, who works in Public … Continue reading

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Barbara Seaborn Speaking Here!

Mark your calendars! Barbara Seaborn, the author of “As Long As the Rivers Run,” will be in the Georgia Room on January 14th at 2:00. Her book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Columbia County. Please … Continue reading

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Rare Confederate Patent

Confederate Invention: The Story of the Confederate States Patent Office and Its Inventors offers a unique look at the short-lived Confederate Patent Office. The Confederate Patent Office was flooded with inventions that would help the South in the war and … Continue reading

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Free access

In honor of those who died at Pearl Harbor, Ancestry.com is allowing the public free access to their World War II collections from December 2-December 7. by Aspasia Luster

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New books

The Georgia Room is the proud owner of a Columbia County history book with local ties. As Long as the Rivers Run has been a 15-year labor of love for local author Barbara Seaborn.  Barbara Seaborn is a Columbia County … Continue reading

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Historic Augusta Celebrates!

Deck the Halls! On December 7, Greg Boulus of Charleston Street Fine Flowers and Events will demonstrate how to adorn your home with seasonal flora. Each participant will create a beautiful evergreen arrangement to take home. The program will start at … Continue reading

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