Athens-Clarke Co. Library's African American Family Scan Day

Help preserve the story of the African American experience in Athens by bringing your family's historical documents (photos, letters, family Bibles, recipes, etc.) to be digitally scanned and preserved! The first Scan Day will take place at the Athens-Clarke County Library on June 3rd. Sign up for a scan appointment on our online calendar, or call for an appointment (706-613-3650 ext. 350).

This initiative is part of the National Endowment for Humanities' Common Heritage Grant. The goal of the grant is to preserve African American families' histories, which are often underdocumented. By helping families protect and preserve their heirloom documents, we hope to ensure that everyone's story is remembered.

Genealogy on the Internet

This class offers an overview of the online resources for pursing your family research, and how to verify whether information found online is reliable. Databases available through GALILEO will be introduced, as well as other resources available online.

All attendees will receive an information packet with details about many of the most useful online family history resources, and a session of in-class practice is part of the class. This is not a beginning genealogy class. All participants must be able to use a mouse.

Registration is required.Class is limited to 9 people, so please call if you cannot attend so we can let someone else take your place. Call the Heritage Room at (706) 613-3650, ext. 356, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

This class is held in the Educational Technology Center (ETC).


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