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.

October 2017 Events

CSI Dixie: The view from the American South's coroner's office, 1800-1900

Sunday, October 8, 3:00 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library

Dr. Stephen Berry provides a glimpse into Victorian-era coroner's inquests, some of richest records we have of life and death in the nineteenth century South. Using extant coroners' inquests for the state of South Carolina between 1800 and 1900, Dr. Berry will explore how race, place, gender, profession, behavior, and good and bad luck played large roles in how our forebears exited this world. Presented by Athens Historical Society and Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room. Some of the program's content may not be suitable for all ages and audiences.

Night Owl Prowl 3.0: Digitize Your Family History

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6 p.m. to 11p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library

The Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room invite you to our annual Night Owl Prowl. Remember all those times you found something just as the repository was about to close? Ever dream of spending the night in a genealogical collection? Now's your chance and this year the Heritage Room Staff will be offering scanning appointments to those in attending who wish to scan in attendance make digital copies of their family treasures When the Library closes at 6:00pm on Friday, October 28, you and your fellow genealogy researchers will have the Heritage Room all to yourselves. There will be food and beverages and a security guard to walk you to your car if you leave before 11:00 p.m. The charge is $10 for COGS members and $15 for nonmembers to cover the cost of security and food. The number of participants is limited, so payment and registration form must be received by Tuesday, October 24, 20170 at 8:00pm.

Genealogy One-on-Ones

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, October 18 & 25, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Heritage Conference Room

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! Registration required.

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