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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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