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National Library Week: “Find the Library at Your Place”

In honor of National Library Week, the Georgia Heritage Room has put together a little scavenger hunt for you! This week we will provide three different scavenger hunts highlighting a specific digital database your library card gives you access to. … Continue reading

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Augusta’s First Library Started with Ten Volumes

In 1958 the American Library Association designated April as the month to honor libraries all across the United States, and since then, a week is set aside each April to celebrate all things library and the myriad contributions librarians have … Continue reading

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The 1918 Spanish Flu in Augusta, Georgia

How to Avoid Spanish Influenza Avoid crowds. Practice scrupulous cleanliness. Always wash hands before eating. Get plenty of fresh air. Get plenty of nourishing food, and do not worry. Printed in the Augusta Chronicle a little over 100 years ago, … Continue reading

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Georgia Heritage Room Offers Remote Research Assistance

While the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System remains closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the staff of the Georgia Heritage Room have arranged to provide limited services remotely. Now might be a great time to start that … Continue reading

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Ancestry Library Edition Available From Home Until Libraries Reopen to the Public

Ancestry Library Edition is now available remotely to all Georgia PINES library card holders “as long as libraries are forced to closed due to the current situation.” Ancestry Library Edition is the library subscription version of Ancestry.com and is accessible … Continue reading

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Ancestry Library Edition Class

Free Ancestry.com at Your Public Library Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:30 am Third floor Computer Lab at Headquarters Library Did you know an Augusta Public Library PINES card gives you free access to Ancestry.com? Join Georgia Room genealogist, Tina Rae … Continue reading

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Historic Augusta Newspapers Now Available Online

Great news for Augusta, Georgia researchers and family historians. Thanks to a grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has digitized 188 Civil War and Reconstruction-era newspapers. The titles will be available through … Continue reading

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Beyond Basics Class

At some point or another, every family researcher runs into that dreaded “brick wall”. Join Tina Rae Floyd as she shows you how to mine your documents for more clues to help you overcome brick walls and challenging ancestral research. … Continue reading

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