Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Joyce Poole Collection

The Georgia Heritage Room is thrilled to announce a significant donation of genealogical materials given by Mrs. Joyce Perkerson Poole. Mrs. Poole has been researching family genealogies since 1976, and has generously donated her books and family histories in an … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Back on TLC

If you think this season’s celebrities are fascinating, wait until you meet their ancestors. Your favorite family history show is back with all-new episodes, premiering Wednesday, July 23 on TLC. Meet six of today’s biggest celebrities—including Cynthia Nixon and Jesse … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS!

The Ancestry Library Edition is once again available to our patrons. Thank you for your patience as we worked out the technical difficulties.

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JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW

Matthew Buzzell, Assistant Professor of Communications at Georgia Regents University will present his documentary JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Headquarters library. “Best known for his impossibly high … Continue reading

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Dave the Potter

Beginning Friday, August 1, 2014, the Georgia Heritage Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will present an exhibit featuring an alkaline-glazed stoneware vessel crafted by enslaved master potter, David Drake. Unearthed in 2006 by Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, … Continue reading

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July Fourth event to celebrate Georgia Declaration of Independence signers

Four years ago, when James Hanby Sr. organized downtown Augusta’s first annual event in honor of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, only nine people showed up – and six were family. Last Independence Day, nearly 80 attended the … Continue reading

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