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It’s Time to Climb Over that Pesky Brick Wall!

Are you up against a genealogical “brick wall?” Often in our family history research we create our own brick walls because of the things we do not know or do not know how to find. Sometimes the information, or at least clues to the information, is staring us in the face and we simply miss it!  While…

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Time to get your photos organized!

Thank you, Thomas MacEntee for an excellent program Saturday, January 16 – You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation. Members can access a recording of this program on our Member Resources page.

Attend IGHR 2021
Ready to improve your research skills? The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) will be held July 25 – 30, 2021! IGHR is hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society and usually takes place in Athens at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education but will be held virtually in 2021 due to COVID-19. Registration opened Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Home Access to Ancestry Library Edition
While Georgia libraries are providing limited access, you can use Ancestry Library Edition outside of the library through GALILEO!

Remote access to HeritageQuest is always available through GALILEO, and patrons of Athens Regional Library System also have access to Fold3 for free from home.

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