Tag Archives: Augusta

Write It Down!

We had a good class last Saturday for non-genealogists. The class was about the importance of older members of a family writing down the things that they know for their children,  grandchildren and future generations. All too often that information is lost. I hope that each of you … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago Today…

On February 9, 1861, Augusta’s Chronicle and Sentinel newspaper reported the resignation of a Lt. William Boggs from the United States Army.  Like many during this time, this Augusta son resigned his commission from the United States Army and returned … Continue reading

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ARC High School Annuals

Another wonderful gift to the Georgia Room! We’d like to thank Steve Simpson for giving us two ARC high school annuals for the years 1964 and 1965. That’s when bouffant hair-dos were all the rage, girls wore skirts and the cadet corp … Continue reading

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Old Town Augusta Painting

Horace Talmage Day   (1909 – 1984) Old Town Augusta  Signed and Dated 1934   Oil on Canvas    30 x 36 Inches Peter Clarke, Director of the Clarke Gallery in Newburyport, Massachusetts, asked the following question in an email to Eric Montgomery about a … Continue reading

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Interview with Butterfly McQueen

Here is just a snippet of the interview with Butterfly McQueen. At this time (and I hope that changes) we only have one copy of the interview and it is in terrible condition. I appologize for the background hum which … Continue reading

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Oral Histories of Augusta

Books aren’t the only thing we have in our Georgia Room collection. We have interviews on audio tape which were part of an oral history project the Augusta Public Library conducted in the mid-seventies. There are also 15 slim books of … Continue reading

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Augusta City Directories

We had a telephone question from a patron this week about our city directories. Yes! There are city directories for Augusta and they go back as far as 1841 although not all years are covered before 1870. We have them in our … Continue reading

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