Heritage Room

Visit the Heritage Room to research genealogy, local & Georgia history, and more!

Heritage Room Hours

  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Please call (706-613-3650 ext 350) or email the heritage staff (heritageroomref@athenslibrary.org) if you have any questions.

May 2018 Events

A Free and Handy Genealogy Tool: HeritageQuest Online

Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m.

Are you taking advantage of all the resources HeritageQuest Online has to offer? Please join us on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. for Laura Carter's presentation: A Free and Handy Genealogy Tool: HeritageQuest Online.

HeritageQuest Online, a free online resource, contains census records (both population and non-population schedules), city directories, maps, 28,000 full-text family and local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications, some Freedman’s Bank records, and more. This valuable and handy database is available to all Georgians from their homes through their public library.

Want to explore and apply what you learn before going home? There will be a hands-on HeritageQuest Online session (2nd floor computer lab) after the program for those who want to stay.

This presentation is free and open to the public and will take place in Multipurpose Room A at the Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St. Athens, GA. Invite a friend and share this opportunity with everyone that you think might be interested!

Laura spent forty years working in libraries helping people get information. In 1997, she became the Heritage Room Librarian at the Athens-Clarke County Library and began attending IGHR annually as the best way of helping her library’s genealogy patrons. Carter was elected a Fellow of the Society of Georgia Archivists in 2012 due to her advocacy for genealogical and historical collections and her efforts teaching other professionals how to work with genealogists and family historians. Laura still loves learning and teaching others.

Please help us spread the word about our program. We hope to see you on Saturday, May12th!

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