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Dig up old relatives at Hall library event
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You don’t need to visit Alta Vista Cemetery to get in touch with the dearly departed.

The Hall County Library will hold its annual “Sitting Up with the Dead” genealogy marathon the night of Oct. 12.

Participants can research their family roots in the library’s second-floor archives beginning at 6 p.m. until midnight. The library closes to the public at 5 p.m.

Library staff will be available to help. The Sybil Wood McRay Genealogy & Local History Collection offers full online access to the Ancestry Plus database; Heritage Quest Online; microfilm of Georgia census records from 1820 to 1940 (excluding 1890) and accompanying paper indexes or microfilm soundexes; some paper indexes for North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee censuses; microfilm of local Hall County newspapers starting in the late 1800s through current day (sporadically); a strong collection of Georgia records, cemeteries and histories; a Civil War collection; a Native-American collection; and an African-American collection.

Cost is $12 per person for a boxed dinner, beverages and late-night snack. Registration forms are available at and at all Hall library branches.

For more information, call 770-532-3311, ext. 116.