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Scavenge through archives for family
Library hosts genealogy event
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Fulfill your dream of being locked in the library to research family history to your heart’s content Friday.

Participants may arrive at noon April 12 to begin their genealogy search. At 5 p.m. the library will close to the public, but the second floor will remain open until midnight for genealogists.

Cost is $17 per person and is not for beginners.

The Sybil Wood McRay Genealogy and Local History Collection offers full online access to the Ancestry Plus database, which includes the Federal Census for the United States; Heritage Quest Online; microfilm of Georgia Censuses and accompanying indexes for North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee censuses. The library also has microfilm of local Hall County newspapers starting in the late 1800s through the present; cemetery records; a Civil War collection; a Native American collection; and an African American collection.

Visit to plan your search strategy. Copies can be made of resources. Staff and volunteers will be available to assist. Call 770-532-3311, ext. 116 for more information.