Societies & Organizations
- Athens Historical Society
The Athens Historical Society was founded in 1959 and is dedicated to preserving the history of Athens, Clarke County and the surrounding area. Membership is open to all persons interested in documenting and preserving the history and heritage of the Athens area.
- Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation
A-CHF is the local historic preservation organization and works to advocate and educate on the importance of preserving historic buildings and sites. The mission is to be a proactive force in developing community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage.
- Clarke-Oconee County Genealogical Society
Members include people who live in Clarke and Oconee Counties who are interested in genealogy and researching other areas and for those who live elsewhere who are researching Clarke and Oconee Counties. The Society's mission, publications, projects, Membership form and other information available online.
- East Georgia Genealogical Society
Serving the following Counties Banks, Barrow, Butts, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Franklin, Glascock, Greene, Gwinnett, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rockdale, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Warren and Wilkes. They have a great set of links and you can get the membership form online.
- Georgia Genealogical Society
Site includes seminars, book reviews, Georgia library articles, cemetery guidelines, publications for sale, researchers for hire, etc... Also information about becoming a Georgia Genealogical Society member.
- Growing up in Athens Facebook page
"A place to check out memories of Athens, Georgia in the 20th century. Memories of schools, neighborhoods, restaurants, hangouts, and whatever comes to folks minds. If you grew up here, tell your memories. If your parents or grandparents grew up here, get them to add to the information. Besides, they'll probably run into someone they knew. "
- National Genealogical Society
Find information on membership, publications, conferences and activities, news and events, research help, how-to and access to the NGS online bookstore. NGS is a national organization that can help you become a better researcher. Standards for correct research are also available at this site.