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 One-on-One Tutorial!
As the local history and genealogy arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Heritage Room offers 45-minute personal consultations with a Heritage Room Librarian for genealogists and researchers in need of individualized assistance. Not to replace paid genealogical/research assistance, this free program will have Library staff set aside time to spend with one person, working on one genealogical or local history research question.
One-on-One Tutorials cover a variety of subjects, including:
- Beginning genealogy: how to begin your family history and organize your research;
- Using GALILEO databases: how to navigate a specific database, advanced search techniques, troubleshooting access issues;
- Using Library resources to research the history of a property;
- Finding the location of specific extant records to help research your genealogy;
- Learning how to use Heritage Room scanning equipment;
- Using U.S. genealogical records
One-on-One Tutorials do not:
- Allow librarians to do your research for you;
- Promise that that your tree or family member will be researched at that moment;
- Replace for-hire genealogy or professional research
To register for a 45-minute One-on-One Tutorial, 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 Tutorials FAQ page for information about lateness and cancellation procedures.
Head of Archives & Special Collections
(706) 613-3650 x352
Angela Stanley earned her Bachelor's degree from Fordham University in 2005 and began her library career with the New York Public Library in 2008. She went on to receive her Masters in Library Science with a certificate in Archives, Preservation and Records Management from Queens College in 2010. Angela is currently pursuing her Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists, and is completing the PINNACLE program through the Georgia Public Library Service. Angela's interests include cultural memory and the preservation of underdocumented groups, the history of the book and print culture, local history, yoga, and the near-constant pursuit of an excellent cup of coffee.
Heritage Room Librarian
(706) 613-3650 x368
Richelle Brown has lived many different places, but has family roots in north Georgia. She received her Master of Library Science with a specialization in archives and records management from the University of Maryland in 2012. She is interested in helping traditionally underserved communities preserve and share their history. In her free time, she volunteers to help build trails and educate people about environmental issues.
Heritage Room Libarian
(706) 613-3650 x327
Retired school media specialist Beth Allison Whitlock earned a BS in Library Science and Education from Columbia College (South Carolina) and an MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Before moving to Athens she was a member of the Griffin-Spalding County Library Board. She currently works as an Information Services and Heritage Room Librarian at the Athens-Clarke County Library where she compiles and disseminates the newsletters and teaches classes. Beth attended the Georgia Archives Institute in June of 2015 on a scholarship from the Society of Georgia Archivists and is secretary of the Athens Historical Society Board. She enjoys taking pictures and transcribing tombstones for FindAGrave and BillionGraves. Her interests are reading, research, movies, learning and cemeteries. She is mother to University of South Florida PhD candidate Mary Catherine Whitlock and Pandora the Cat.
Heritage Room Assistant III
(706) 613-3650 x324
Theresa Graham began her work at the Athens-Clarke County Library in 1987 in the Circulation Department. In 1992 when the Library's Baxter Street location opened, she began working in the newly-formed historical and genealogical department, which became today's Heritage Room. Theresa's hobbies include reading, antiquing, and fishing. Her areas of speciality include local history, Ancestry Library Edition, aspects of Civil War research, advanced genealogy research.
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