Tag Archives: Augusta

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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General Longstreet Article

In case you missed it, there is an article about Lt. General James “Pete” Longstreet in today’s Augusta Chronicle. He was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and raised in the Augusta area. He attended Richmond Academy before going to … Continue reading

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The Original Medical College of Georgia

Yesterday a patron gave the Georgia Room a 1983 Raymond P. Baird color pint that the author signed and wrote “The Original Medical College of Georgia.” Raymond P. Baird is a local architect. Please stop by for a look! It … Continue reading

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1940 Census Update

Delaware and Nevada are the two states that have been indexed so far on Ancestry. More to come! Come in for help with finding your relatives in the 1940 Census. If you have a good idea of where they lived … Continue reading

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Historic Downtown Augusta Walking Tour

Curious about the old houses and buildings on historic Greene and Telfair Streets? Want to learn about the interesting architectural features that adorn our buildings? Wear your walking shoes and bring your cameras for an hour tour of Downtown Historic … Continue reading

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How to Research Your Property or the Family Homestead

We’ve got an upcoming program on August 16th in the Georgia Room at 2:00. It will be about researching property, especially here in Richmond County. If you’ve every wanted to find out a bit about your house here’s your chance! … Continue reading

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A Revolutionary War Adventure

Imagine that you are a prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War. Your wife and mother-in-law are living in Savannah which is rumored to be under siege by the British. When you are finally released from the POW camp, … Continue reading

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At A Glimpse…..

One of our regular contributors has completed a booklet about historically important Augusta African Americans and institutions. At A Glimpse: A Look at Who’s Who in Augusta Black History by Travis Hollaway was edited by the Georgia Room’s Aspasia Luster. It has information about … Continue reading

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Armchair Genealogy

We will have a genealogy program on March 24 at 2:00 in the third floor computer classroom called “Armchair Genealogy.” It will be an introduction to genealogy websites that you can access from your home computer and how to find … Continue reading

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Another Mystery!

Does anyone know of any buildings in this area designed by the African American architect Wallace Rayfield? He was designing buildings during the 1920s and 1930s and supposedly had a branch office here.

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