Augusta Genealogical Society - Adamson Library
Contact Information[edit | edit source]
Augusta Genealogical Society (AGS)
P O Box 3743
Augusta GA 30914
1058 Claussen Road, Suite 108
Augusta, GA 30907
Directions to the Adamson Library: Map
Description of Collections[edit | edit source]
The Adamson Library is one of the premier independent genealogical libraries in the southeast. Our collection encompasses approximately 10,000 items of genealogical information for use on-site with books covering not only Augusta and surrounding areas but many other counties and states. We also maintain exclusive family files, loose papers, and special collections.
Courthouse Probate Books
Inventories and Appraisements, 1785-1799
Yrs. Support, I and A, Account Sales, 1799-1920
Loose Papers – Richmond County – various courthouse papers, 1743-1899
Homestead Exemptions – various dates 1818 through 1962
Coroners Inquests, 1876-1881
Delayed Birth Certificate applications
Dr. C. C Timmons Birth Records for Richmond County, 1919-1926
Guardians Bonds, 1830-1896
Family Research Collections
Ancestoring – The Society’s numbered journal. Approximately 65,000 individual name entries from old records have appeared in 13 volumes through 1990 along with historical background articles, cemetery articles, cemetery inscriptions from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, Magnolia Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, courthouse records, naturalizations and more.
Ancestoring Monograph Series (AMS)
AGS has published some wonderful books in its Ancestoring Monograph Series (AMS):
Services[edit | edit source]
Online Catalogue - The Adamson Library collections may be searched online at Adamson Library Catalogue.
Research Roundtable - For those who cannot personally travel to the Adamson Library, AGS offers our Research Roundtable. Simple queries can be submitted in writing or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for this look-up service within the library. This service is free to AGS Members. For Non-Members the fee is $25/hour.
Programs and Webinars - AGS regularly offers educational Programs and Webinars on genealogy and research topics. Many programs are free and others require a modest registration fee. Past programs and webinars are available to AGS Members in the AGS website. For current programs and more information, please visit augustagensociety.org.
Annual Symposium - Each year AGS hosts our Annual Symposium, a full day event featuring nationally recognized experts in the field of genealogy and family history.
History[edit | edit source]
Forming a local genealogical society was first discussed at a casual meeting of avid genealogists and neighbors, Carrie Adamson and Harry C. Vaiden, III. After involving others, the first public meeting to discuss creating a local genealogical society was held on 7 July 1979 at the Richmond County Library (then on Greene Street). Start-up committees were organized and on 5 Sep 1979, seventy-two people attended the 1st official meeting of the Augusta Genealogical Society.
AGS is an all-volunteer organization that includes members from a wide range of lineages who all share the passion of learning more about our ancestors. Today the Society maintains The Adamson Library, one of only a few independent Genealogical Libraries in the Southeast. The library's collections include many works covering not only Augusta and surrounding areas, but many other counties and states; multiple immigration groups and migration trails; and records from various time periods. We also maintain exclusive family files, loose papers, special collections. AGS also coordinates several projects to further genealogical research, many of which have been published.
Tips for Your Visit[edit | edit source]
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Copies: Copy machine is available for visitors' use with a small charge for copies.
Digital Copies: Scanned copies copies may be made to a USB flash drive free of charge.
Microfilm Copies: Print copies may be made for a small charge.
Wi-Fi is available.