Book Us! for a Genealogy One-on-One

Book Us! for a Genealogy One-on-One

Do you have a genealogical "brick wall" you’d like to smash? Are you conducting local history research for a class and need help figuring out where to begin? Did you buy a new house recently want to research its history? Get help solving these and other research quandaries by registering for a Genealogy One-on-One!

As the local history and genealogy arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Heritage Room offers 45-minute personal consultations with a Heritage Room Librarian for genealogists and researchers in need of individualized assistance. Not to replace paid genealogical/research assistance, this free program will have Library staff set aside time to spend with one person, working on one genealogical or local history research question.

Genealogy One-on-Ones cover a variety of subjects, including:

  • Beginning genealogy: how to begin your family history and organize your research;
  • Using GALILEO databases: how to navigate a specific database, advanced search techniques, troubleshooting access issues;
  • Using Library resources to research the history of a property;
  • Finding the location of specific extant records to help research your genealogy;
  • Learning how to use Heritage Room scanning equipment;
  • Using U.S. genealogical records

Genealogy One-on-Ones do not:

  • Allow librarians to do your research for you;
  • Promise that that your tree or family member will be researched at that moment;
  • Replace for-hire genealogy or professional research

To register for a 45-minute Genealogy One-on-One, please visit the Events Calendar, click on the tutorial of your interest, and complete the registration form. You may also register by phone by calling (706) 613-3650 x350, or in person by visiting the Heritage Room during our regular hours of operation. Please visit our Book Us! for a One-on-One FAQ page for information about lateness and cancellation procedures.

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