Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Letters of Cornelia Polhill Miller

This past February, Rob Pavey, from the Augusta Chronicle, wrote a story about the correspondence of Cornelia Polhill Miller that had been donated to the Georgia Room by John and Linda Beck. The letters, dated from 1848 to 1909, were … Continue reading

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New books!

New books in the Georgia Room arrived today! If you are researching Rabun, Tift, Laurens, and Clarke Counties, Georgia and Newberry and Charleston Counties, South Carolina, you are in luck! Here is a partial list of the books we received: … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Meeting and Class

Related to a horse thief? Did your great grand uncle go awol from the army? Every family has skeletons in the closet. On June 7th at 6:30 the Georgia Heritage Room will have a Black Sheep Genealogy Class where you … Continue reading

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Monthly Webinar

The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region will be hosting a monthly webinar this Monday, May 14th at 7pm. The topic will be “Social Networking- New Horizons for Genealogists.” According to the Friends of the National Archive website, “Thousands of … Continue reading

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Corrected date for Beginner’s Genealogy

The date for the Beginner’s Genealogy class has been moved to Saturday, June 23 at 2pm. The class will be held in the Georgia Room and preregistration is required. For more information and to preregister please call the Georgia Room … Continue reading

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1940 Census Indexing Update

Fun facts about the 1940 Census Indexing Project: The indexing for the 1940 census is about 30% complete. 100,000 volunteers are indexing the census; about 25,000 volunteers index on a daily basis Six states are now completely indexed: Delaware, Colorado, … Continue reading

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June Genealogy Classes

The Georgia Room will be hosting two classes in June. The first one will be “Black Sheep Genealogy” on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 pm. Bring stories of your “black sheep” relatives and how you found them. Our second class, … Continue reading

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A Celebration of the Chinese Community in Augusta

A Celebration of the Chinese Community in Augusta Saturday May 12, 2012-Noon-4pm Augusta Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street. (In the auditorium on the first floor.) Free-The public is invited. The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library is proud to host … Continue reading

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Richmond County Slave Records

The Georgia Room is in possession of a wonderful historical treasure. Elaine Johnson and her staff at the Clerk of Superior Court have scanned the Richmond County Slave Books and the Slave Trials. The scans are on CDs and are … Continue reading

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