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.


Athens: I Seek Dead People- Program for teens

Athens-Clarke County LIbrary – Wednesday – Feb 3.

I Seek Dead People: A Teen’s Intro to Genealogy – Ever wondered where you come from? Learn how to trace your past and find some of your ancestors!  A Heritage Room librarian will be on hand to teach you all the basic ins and outs of genealogy and searching for your ancestors. They can also answer questions you might have about starting your search so you can continue it after the workshop. You never know who you could be related to, so come join us!  This workshop is open to teens 11-18.
Where: Multipurpose Room C, Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
When: 4:30 p.m.

Genealogy Class- Marist- January

Where did I come from? The Joy of Genealogy

Marist School- 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, N.E. Atlanta, Ga. 30319

Instructor: Mrs. Kelley M. Likes

Do you have an interest in family history or genealogy and just did not know where or how to start? Do you have stories to share or boxes of pictures of distant relatives and you do not know what to do with them?’

Session 1: From letters to postcards, marriage certificates to deeds, as a family historian you’ve accumulated plenty of genealogical documents in your research. Then there are family photos: They are among the most precious genealogical treasures—yet you probably have old family photos stuffed in shoeboxes or stored in those “magnetic albums” with the sticky pages (who doesn’t?). Learn to preserve and protect your precious items. Learn how to write and preserve family stories and pictures, including creating Family History books, websites, and blogs.

Session 2: This session cover many aspects of the genealogy spectrum, including research strategies, ethnic heritage, genealogy technology, and U.S. records. Where to look for and find ancestors. Free and not so free places to look. Resources you may or may not have thought of.

Session 3: This session includes ways to keep family history in the family. Family activities to encourage sharing stories and memories. Any remaining time will be dedicated to working on and finishing projects.

Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Likes was a professional genealogist. She conducted research in the United States and abroad. She also helped publish family histories with her grandmother. Ms. Likes has been a computer/business education teacher for the past 13 years, and she has taught at the college, high school, and middle school levels.

Registration Required

Early bird registration ended January 15th

Session 1: Monday, January 25    7-9 p.m.

 Session 2: Monday,  February 1  7-9 p.

Session 3: Monday, February 8  7-9 p.m.

Regular registration: 100.00 per person

For more information and to register- Click HERE