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.

January 2017 Events and Classes

One-on-Ones

Tuesday, January 24, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. or
Tuesday, January 17 & 31, 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.

COGS Program: Railroad Workers Retirement Records

Saturday, January 14, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Emma Davis Hamilton, Georgia Genealogical Society board member, past president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Metro Atlanta Chapter, and adjunct instructor for the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research will present a lecture on Railroad Workers Retirement Records and Pullman porter records.

Railroad Retirement Board established in 1935 to provide benefits for railroad workers, provide a plethora of information on employees. Most are rich with genealogical details. Presentation will also include information on the Pullman porter records.

Oconee Hill Cemetery's conversion from books to web-based records, a 160-year journey

Saturday, January 21, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Presented by Don Smith.

Oconee Hill Cemetery has digitized its records and created a special web link accessible for free to the public.  This presentation will show how to search a grave at Oconee Hill, see the tombstone, view the actual burial plot diagrams and get step-by-step directions to every lot in the cemetery using GIS (Geographical Information System) technology.

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