AGS ACTIVITIES FOR MEMBERS
The following AGS activities are benefits of
- Research Library. AGS maintains its
own genealogical library (Adamson Library)
for members. Nonmembers have a one-visit privilege.
A person is invited
to join the Society to use the collection after an initial visit.
- One-day Research Trips
to other regional libraries or archives are offered periodically throughout
the year. Members usually carpool for these trips.
Occassionally a trip is planned to a more distant destination
requiring three or four days. Professional transportation is hired for these longer
trips, which have included the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Virginia
State Library & Archives in Richmond, VA.
- Training Classes on "How to effectively
use the AGS Library" are offered for those who
volunteer to help in the Library. All local members are encouraged to
volunteer for this shared responsibility.
- Cemetery Surveys
are outings in the fall and spring where members document information
contained in cemeteries located within 50 miles of Augusta.
This is important work because the information may be the only record
existing about someone's ancestor.
- Publications. Membership includes a
subscription to the monthly newsletter Southern Echoes.
- Contacts. Our large membership provides
many opportunities to share surnames. Queries about ancestors have a
wide circulation in our newsletter which includes Book Reviews, educational
articles, Surname-Ancestor Search Files, etc. Also, go to our Queries
page where you can view past queries posted and submit your own query.
- Opportunities to Contribute to the Genealogy/History
Database. Abstracting and indexing records for publication, and
sorting, cleaning and preserving old courthouse records are all projects
in various stages of planning and development.
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