Monthly Archives: October 2012

Redcliffe Plantation Program

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site will present a special talk and tour that looks at the impact the Emancipation Proclamation had on black and white families in the South 150 years ago.  “Emancipation:  A Black & White Experience” will be … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

The Georgia Room has two upcoming events planned. On October 31st, we will tour Magnolia Cemetery and explore the meaning of gravestone art. I bet you didn’t know that all those vases and flowers carved on the memorials meant something … Continue reading

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1940 Census Links

1940 Census through the National Archives: http://1940census.archives.gov/ Search the 1930 census at Archives.com: http://1940census.archives.gov/search-1930/ FamilySearch 1940 census (searchable from home): https://familysearch.org/1940census/ Georgia Heritage Room link to Galileo http://www.ecgrl.org/index.php/services/genealogy

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Today!

At 2:00 on Thursday,October 18th, in the third floor library computer classroom, we will hold “Hands on with the 1940 Census,” a computer class about exploring and interpreting the 1940 Federal Census. Bring in the names of your relatives and … Continue reading

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Augusta and the Civil War Symposium Series

The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center will be hosting a two-day “Augusta and the Civil War Symposium” on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. “This year’s theme “Making War” focuses on Southern industrialization, reflecting Augusta’s significant role in the manufacture … Continue reading

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This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African-American Communities

Historic Augusta and Lucy Craft Laney Museum just sent out notices that they are changing this month’s event of “This Place Matters:  Preserving Augusta’s African-American Communities.”  Instead of the 4th weekend of this month, it will be set up Oct. 18 and … Continue reading

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Native American Genealogy Webinar

The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region will be hosting a monthly webinar this Monday, October 8th at 7pm. The webinar is titled, “Doing the Dawes: Locating Your Ancestors on the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes.”  The webinar … Continue reading

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Friday Funny

What do zombies create in the library? Dead silence.   Thank you to Jimmy Morris for bringing a smile to our faces!

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Reese Library Special Collections celebrates Georgia Archives Month

Every October, Reese Library Special Collections celebrates Georgia Archives Month. Georgia Archives Month is a way to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ … Continue reading

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