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Heritage Room

Visit the Heritage Room to research genealogy, local & Georgia history, and more!

Heritage Room Hours

  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please call (706-613-3650 ext 350) or email the heritage staff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.

Heritage Room News

June Events and Classes

Getting Started with Genealogy 

Tuesday, June 2 

6:00 pm

Heritage Conference Room

This class will help you get started with your family research. This is an introductory genealogy class.

Registration is required. Please click here to reserve your spot.


The Migrant's Experience (Class 1 of 2)

Tuesday, June 16 

6:00 pm

Multipurpose Room A

Mary Bondurant Warren will cover the experiences of those who moved within the U.S.: hunting for a new home and better prospects in the colonies.  

Registration is required. Please click here to reserve your spot.


The Immigrant Experience, (Class 2 of 2) 

Tuesday, June 23 

6:00 pm

Multipurpose Room A

Mary Bondurant Warren will pose the questions: Why did U.S. immigrants leave the security of the Old World for the uncertainty of the New? Where did immigrants go, and how?

Registration is required. Please click here to reserve your spot.


Free Access to MyHeritage Library Edition

From now through June 8, 2015, Heritage Room patrons can enjoy free access to MyHeritage Library Edition, a subscription-based genealogy database.  The database is available both in the Library at at home from your personal computer.

MyHeritage was established in 2008 as digital repository for records from countries that were more difficult to access online, including, notably, a vast collection of Nordic records. (Bias note: Dick Eastman's blog is exclusively sponsored by MyHeritage.)  MyHeritage LE offers impressive support for 40 different languages.

The MyHeritage Library Edition website boasts that the database contains more than 5.7 billion historical records, as well as the world's largest collection of historical newspapers.  The company has partnered with FamilySearch to integrate family tree profiles from that site with MyHeritage. They have also launched a "global initiative" with BillionGraves to document cemeteries in Israel. You can read more about MyHeritage's partnerships on their blog.

Want to give MyHeritage LE a shot? We want you to, too! To access the database using your home computer or the Library's computers, please go to:


username: athensreg

password: password

Once you've tried a few searches, dug around in the records, and gotten a feel for the database, please take a moment to complete this brief survey about your experience. Let your voice be heard! Whether you love it or hate it, we want to know.

Now start searching!

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