Find My Past announces new U.S. Marriage Collection- 450 million records

Find My Past Announces U.S. Marriage Collection 1650-2010. Explore this new collection with Free Access until Feb 15th

Today at Rootstech 2016, announced the new online database with more than 450 million names- the majority of these records have never been digitized and made available online until today.

To read more about this collection and to explore click HERE



Decatur: Panel presentation on African American Research

Emory University. Woodruff Library- Level 10, Feb 8th -6:30 pm

“Reading the Silences: Finding African Americans in the Archives”

Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on level 10 of the Woodruff Library.

The panel will explore research into the lives African Americans. Researching an under- documented community can be frustrating; evidence is often found in unexpected places, and the researcher must learn to “read” documents and employ unique research strategies that can provide evidence into the lives of African Americans.Emory University’s Archives Research Program will host a panel discussion on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 on Level 10 of the Woodruff Library.

The panelists are:

  • Traci Drummond, Archivist, Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University
  • Andrea Jackson, Head of the Archives Research Center of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
  • Tamika Strong, Vice President, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Atlanta Metro Chapter
  • Sue Verhoef, Senior Archivist, Atlanta History Center

The Archives Research Program is a collaborative program of the Laney Graduate School, the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library. To learn more about the program – click HERE

Savannah- Georgia Day Parade- Feb 12

…thousands of students, local dignitaries, costumed characters, musicians, and a military color guard

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade

As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony of February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, join us as students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event. Free and open to the public.
Where: Forsyth Park, Drayton Street and East Park Avenue, Savannah, Georgia
When: 10:30 a.m.


Athens- Read All About It: Using the Digital Library of Ga


Read All About It: Using the Digital Library of Georgia’s Historical Newspaper Archives

Tuesday, February 16, 2016- 6 pm

 Anyone doing family history research knows that newspapers contain all kinds of useful and interesting information: from obituaries to news stories, estate sales to social columns, the newspaper was how communities kept in touch. Excitingly, many of Georgia’s historic newspapers are available full-text searchable online for free. This class will explore how to use the Digital Library of Georgia’s online Historic Newspaper Archives in genealogical and historical research. This class will be presented by Donnie Summerlin, Digital Projects Archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia. Limited to 12 participants.
Where: Computer Training Room, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street. Athens, Georgia
When: 6 p.m.
Contact: Click here to register.