Heritage Room

Facebook ButtonThe Heritage Room is the place to research genealogy, local Athens & Georgia history, and more! The Heritage Room is now open! We are open via appointment and drop in hours. All visits are for one hour only per day, as only 4 people can be in the Heritage Room at once. Schedule your research session in the Heritage Room by calling 706-613-3650 ext. 350 or emailing heritageroomref@athenslibrary.org.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm

Please visit your library branch's website for the latest hours and services. Call us or contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. For more information about the libraries' phased re-entry plans, please click here  

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Book Us! for a Scanning One-on-One

Old Family PhotosWednesdays, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Heritage Room Conference Room

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. 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 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 x352, 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 more information.

Genealogy Research-Trip Planning: How to get the most from a visit to the old hometown

Saturday, September 28, 2019 1-3pm

Multipurpose Room A

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The Heritage Room and Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society welcome Donna J. Weathers, Genealogist and Traveler for Genealogy Research-Trip Planning. 

Research trips to rural archives and ancestral hometowns can be fun and rewarding. But like any good vacation, a little planning goes a long way. Learn tips and strategies for planning an efficient research trip and common pitfalls to avoid. Whether you are heading to the cemetery, the local history museum, or old Aunt Sally's farm, you will learn valuable insights to make it a productive trip. 

Donna is an avid genealogist and traveler. After a 20-year career in the US Navy, she has spent the last seven years researching and volunteering her way around the United States. Currently specializing in the Surfmen of the US Lifesaving Service, Donna was awarded the Steon Shields Genealogy Grant to further share the history of these brave men. She holds the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate and has attended several week-long genealogy institutes, including IGHR and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GENFED).

Book Us! Genealogy One-on-One

Book Us! Genealogy One-on-One

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As the local history and genealogy arm of the Athens Regional Library System, the Heritage Room offers free 45-minute personal consultations with one of our Heritage Room Specialists for novice patrons, genealogists and researchers in need of individualized assistance.

To register for a 45-minute Genealogy One-on-One session with one of our Specialists, please visit the Events Calendar, click on the tutorial of interest, and complete the registration form. You may also register by phone by calling (706) 613-3650 x352, or in person by visiting the Heritage Room during our regular hours of operation.

Please visit the Book Us! FAQ  for more information.


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