Heritage Room News
Webinar: Some Lesser-Known Irish Resources
March 12, 2014
Multipurpose Room B
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a little family history research! This webinar, offered by Legacy Family Tree and presented by Judith Eccles Wight, is an overview of some lesser known Irish resources that may provide additional information about your Irish ancestors. Some of the sources that will be discussed will include school records, taxation sources and court records. Recommended for the intermediate to advanced researchers.
Judith Eccles Wight is owner of Wight House Research and has been an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Ireland and Scotland. She worked ten years as a reference consultant at the Family History Library and has vast research experience in the British Isles, U.S., Canada and Australia.
Please call the Heritage Room at (706) 613-3650, ext. 350 to register.
Researching American Conflicts: the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Multipurpose Room A
The March meeting of the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society will concentrate on major American conflicts, with particular emphasis on researching the War of 1812. The program is presented by speaker Barbara McCay, a native of Madison County. Barbara attended the University of Georgia, where she received her Bachelors, Masters and Education Specialist degrees. She taught for 33 years at South Gwinnett High School in Gwinnett County. She is an avid genealogist and belongs to several lineage societies.
This program is co-sponsored by the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room.
Webinar: Finding Females in Your Family Tree
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Multipurpose Room C
Genealogists love playing detective as we solve our family history mysteries. Most of us, though, have a few unsolved mysteries regarding the women in our family trees. Join genealogy professional Mary Penner as she outlines strategies for tracing our elusive women in a free webinar, "Finding Females in Your Family Tree." Her presentation, filled with tips and examples, will help you ramp up your detective skills in order to close the case on your mystery woman.
In this class, we will find out how to access the FamilySearch and Ancestry Learning Centers at home for FREE and learn creative ways to find our female ancestors.
Please call the Heritage Room at (706) 613-3650 x 350 to register.
Getting Started with Genealogy
Monday, March 24, 2014
Heritage Conference Room
This class will help you get started with your family research. This is the pre-beginning genealogy class. Call the Heritage Room at (706) 613-3650, ext. 350 to register. Limited to 10 participants.
There's still time to show your support for the Heritage Room! We are still accepting donations of any size toward the purchase of the Indus Book Scanner 9000, a powerful piece of equipment that will enable you to print, scan and preserve your books, photographs, maps, posters and over-sized materials at archival quality. You already know that preserving history is important. Help us keep the memories alive.