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

Book Us! for a Scanning One-on-One

Do you have family history documents you’d like to digitize? Are you getting together family photos and slides for a special event?  Get help digitizing these family heirlooms for lifelong preservation by registering for a Scanning One-on-One!

As the local history and genealogy arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Heritage Room offers 45-minute personal sessions with a Heritage Room staff member in order to help you safely preserve your family history. Not to replace paid digitization services, this free program will have Library staff set aside time to spend with one person, working with select documents, photos, and slides for family history preservation.

To register for a 45-minute Genealogy or Scanning 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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