Georgia Heritage Room Hours: 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 Saturday. Closed Sunday.

The Georgia Heritage Room is located on the third floor of the Augusta-Richmond Public Library at 823 Telfair Street in Augusta. We have for our patrons computers with free access to Ancestry, HeritageQuest and the Augusta Chronicle Archives and also a microfilm reader for our large collection of newspapers, census and city directories on microfilm. We have a historic postcard collection, photo collections, Georgia county books, colonial and civil war records and much more. Our hours are 9:00 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday. Come see us!

24 Responses to Georgia Heritage Room Hours: 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 Saturday. Closed Sunday.

  1. Charles Walker says:

    I’ve found the Georgia Heritage Room to be a particularly good resource for genealogical research, especially the Augusta city directories. They’re almost like mini censuses, and I’ve been able to discover a great deal about one branch of my Walker family in them.

    Are you now open 9:00-5:30, Mon-Sat, as shown on this page: ?

    Earlier this year I came to the Georgia Heritage Room at 1:00 (on a Saturday, I think), and it was closing.
    Are you open at all on Sunday afternoon?

    The hours of operation, as given in the phone menu at (706) 821-2600, do not mention anything about the hours of the Georgia Heritage Room, so it is reasonable to believe that its hours are the same as those of the library. Would it be possible to edit the phone menu so that it mentions the hours of the Georgia Heritage Room?

    It is difficult to find out about the Georgia Heritage Room from the library’s main page ( This important resource deserves to have at least an entry in the Main Menu under “Resources.”

    Thank you,

    Charles Walker

    • demarestd says:

      I’ll pass your suggestions on, Mr. Walker. Yes, our hours are 9 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday. We are not open on Sunday at this time but that may change in the spring.

  2. Your Blog is very cool!! I searched on Google for genealogy and I found your cool blog. My brother in law would go crazy now 🙂

  3. Nancy Carver says:

    Your blog is great! Way to go for Tonia Owens and Russell Liner for identifying that picture! You are providing a much needed service for Augusta. Thanks for your personal investment and time.

  4. Margie Puckett Barton says:

    I like your site, great job Tonia. I have an old photo of employees of the Graniteville Mfg Co, Cloth Room I would like help to identify time period and employees, suggestions please.

  5. demarestd says:

    If you will send me a scan of it or bring it by so I can scan it, we’d be glad to put it on our blog and ask people to tell us what they think. We have a display in the Georgia Room right now of some photographs of people we would like identified. If you want to put your photograph in the locked display case with them, that would be one way to get it seen.


  6. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  7. demarestd says:

    Thanks! We are glad that you found it!

  8. Jimmy Hanson says:

    Morning! Love the site!

    Just a quick question … if we’d like to attend one of the tutorial classes [I’m looking at the “Armchair Genealogy” in specific] but cannot make the day/time noted, is there any way to follow-up and see when the next one would be? Or are there notes from the session itself that we can view?

    Thanks! ^_^

    • demarestd says:

      Thank you! First the bad news, then the good… 🙂 Unfortunately, any computer classes that we have will have to be during the 9-5 M-F period since those are the times the computer lab is available. Now for the good news… last time I did one of these all the links were placed online and I hope to do that again, so yes there will be notes you can view. Best news of all? Come in any time you can and we’ll help you get started.

  9. Barbara Harley Johnson says:

    What is the source for the dates of 1920s and 1930s for buildings designed by Wallace Rayfield in Augusta? I noticed this on the blog on Monday and had Amazon overnight the book by Durough and would like to research the possibility of Rayfield’s designs being built in Augusta. Thanks for your help.

    • demarestd says:

      In Durough’s book there is supposed to be an advertisement that mentions an Augusta branch office. So far no one has come up with anything. There has been a guess about the Penny Savings Bank. He designed one in Birmingham and might have done the one here. If you come up with anything please share. I’m glad that you are interested.

  10. Marcelo Dearco says:

    I’d come to set with you one this subject. Which is not something I typically do! I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

  11. Penny Emch says:

    This site appears to recieve a great deal of visitors. How do you promote it? It gives a nice unique twist on things. I guess having something real or substantial to say is the most important factor.

  12. Evelyn Lindsey Grevelle says:

    I live in Texas but need to find Lindsey’s who lived in Richmond, Warren and Columbia Counties from about 1780 to 1830. I have everything I can get from Ancestry and LDS. My relatives have searched at the Warren County Courthouse but I’m not sure if they have spent much time at the library. I’m trying to find the father to my great great grandfather John Lindsey b. abt. 1797 we think in Warren Co. Was he Dennis Lindsey or William Lindsey? Then we need more information about Moses Lindsey who was the father or Dennis & William. Was Moses born in Stafford, VA?

  13. Evelyn Lindsey Grevelle says:

    Sorry about the previous mistake. Was John Lindsey the son of Dennis or William?

  14. demarestd says:

    Could you contact us through email at the Georgia Room? My email is demarestd @ Just take our the spaces. Thanks!

  15. xxxtube says:

    Excellent Blog !!!!

  16. alcus w. chesser says:

    I have an Index to the Augusta Chronicle dated 1786-1799. Is there any way I can read the actual article from the newspaper?

    • demarestd says:

      A number of the early newspapers are online at the Augusta Chronicle Archives, now owned by NewsBank. If you live in the East Central Georgia Library Region, come in to a local library and you can use their computers to access it for free or get priviledges to use it on a home computer. We have at our Head Quarters library in Augusta the microfilm for the newspapers from that era if you can’t find it online.

      I hope that helps. Please contact me if you have more qusetions

  17. Sandy Samz says:

    A group of CLARK researchers are considering a “gathering” in Augusta later this year. We need to find a place to gather for our sharing time. We, of couse, will be visiting your library. Is there a room in the library for this sort of thing? If no, could you suggest a place other than a motel.

  18. Virginia Blalock says:

    I was reading thru the comments & responses. I was wondering if anyone who reads this blog knows anything about the Augusta branch of the Florence Crittendon Home during the period from 1910-1916. I am interestest in one(or the!) Matron during that time period.

  19. Trinna says:

    Can you tell me what the current cost of becoming a member of the library is? I plan to visit Augusta soon. I hope to pay a visit to the library when I’m there and become a member.

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