Monthly Archives: September 2012

Today!

Don Rhodes will speak at 2:00 in the auditorium about Butterfly McQueen. He interviewed her twice and also found her Emmy in the rubble of her house after her death. Following his talk, we will play the digital oral history … Continue reading

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Our African American Funeral Program Collection Is Growing!

Pastor Goodman and Tabernacle Baptist Church have generously donated about 300 African American funeral programs to add to Georgia Room’s funeral home collection. The names from the funeral programs have not been added to the database yet- this will occur … Continue reading

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This Republic of Suffering

Monday, September 17th, marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. NPR replayed a very interesting and enlightening interview with Drew Gilpin Faust, a history professor and president of Harvard University. Ms. Faust wrote a book in 2008, titled … Continue reading

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Upcoming Programs

We have some programs coming up in October and November that may be of interest. On October 18th we will have program in the computer lab about exploring the 1940 census. Next is a walking tour of Magnolia Cemetery on … Continue reading

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Contact Information for Georgia Politicians

If you would like to express your dismay and displeasure over the Georgia Archives closing to the public, we have provided a quick reference sheet on who to contact: Governor Nathan Deal If you would like to express your dismay … Continue reading

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Georgia Archives closing to the public!!

Shocking news was revealed to the genealogy community today with the announcement that the Georgia Archives will be closed to the public effective November 1, 2012. If a researcher wants to access the Georgia Archives, he or she will need … Continue reading

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Genealogy Class Canceled

Our Intermediate Genealogy class that was scheduled for this Saturday, the 15th has been canceled and will be rescheduled later. Keep up to date with any future genealogy events by reading this blog or the library’s monthly newsletter. by Aspasia … Continue reading

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Intermediate Genealogy

For anyone who is using Ancestry to trace their genealogy and doesn’t quite know what the next step is, we have a class for you! Learn about the resources available at the Georgia Heritage Room in our Intermediate Genealogy program … Continue reading

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