ABOUT AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Augusta, the city in which the Society is located, is the second oldest city in the state of Georgia being founded in 1736. It is on the Savannah River which forms the natural boundary between the states of Georgia and South Carolina. It is a tourist's dream of architectural gems, restored homes, historic and beautiful old cemeteries, museums, and a newly developed Riverwalk in the downtown area. There are accommodations in modern hotels and motels as well as bed-and-breakfasts and charming Victorian inns. A city of trees and beautiful landscaping, Augusta deserves its name: Garden City of the South.

Genealogists interested in the westward migration pattern often find that coming to research in the Augusta area is truly a "coming home." Before and after the War Between the States, out-migrations from Georgia (Richmond, Wilkes, Burke, Lincoln, Columbia, and other counties), and from nearby South Carolina (the Old 96 and Barnwell Districts; Barnwell, Edgefield, Abbeville, Aiken, and McCormick Counties) peopled Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and beyond.

Descendants of these earlier residents have wonderful research options in records of area churches and courthouses, local cemeteries, Augusta State University's Special Collections, the Augusta Public Library, a local Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and in the Augusta Genealogical Society's own Library. Several outstanding genealogical collections in South Carolina and Georgia are also within driving distance.

To learn more about the people, places and events that helped shape the Augusta area, click here.

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