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 effort to preserve the collection within a controlled environment, and to allow other genealogists access to these important materials.

Mrs. Poole is a professional genealogist and for many years was Registrar for both the College Hill Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Rev. Pierre Robert Chapter of the National Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. In 1980, she became an adviser for THE HEARD FAMILY JOURNAL, and began research, using the materials she discovered in county courthouses and tax digests on a book about the Heard family. Published in 2004, A HEARD FAMILY RECORD-BASED HISTORY, follows the lineage of the family for whom Augusta’s “Heard Avenue” was named.

Mrs. Poole has published articles in the MAGAZINE OF VIRGINIA GENEALOGY and contributed family histories to books published by the Gwinnett County Genealogical Society and the East Georgia Genealogical Society, as well as Heritage Books for other Georgia Counties, such as Paulding, Meriwether, Cobb; and South Carolina counties, such as Abbeville. She has also contributed family history research and publications to the Augusta Genealogical Society.

Included in the donation are approximately 150 books on Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia genealogy, and roughly twenty family history files.

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library is honored to accept Mrs. Poole’s donation.

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