AGS includes members from a wide range of lineages who all share the passion of learning more about our ancestors. We are an all-volunteer organization. We maintain a well-stocked library in the old Georgia Railroad Uptown Branch in downtown Augusta that includes books covering not only Augusta and her surrounding areas, but also many other counties, states, and areas; multiple immigration groups and migration trails; and records from various time periods. We also maintain exclusive family files, loose papers, special collections. Our library is open several times per week. Please check our schedule for a time to visit! We head up several projects to further genealogical research, many of which have been published. We also work with members and the public with special queries.
How AGS Began
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. The first officers elected at that time were: President: Carrie Adamson Vice President: Harry T. Evans Treasurer: Harry C. Vaiden, III Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Griffin Corresponding Secretary: Linda Creed On 19 November 1979, the Augusta Genealogical Society was incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia. While there are several objectives listed in the official papers, the Mission of the society is to: “Collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information in relation to genealogical, historical, biographical, and heraldic data.”
The Objectives of the Society shall be to:
Collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information of genealogical and related historical, biographical, and heraldic data
Inculcate and promote interest in accurate research in these fields
Adhere to principles of accuracy and thoroughness in research
Champion ethical standards and to discourage and oppose incompetent and disreputable practices of research
Foster careful documentation and otherwise promote scholarly writing
Encourage, promote and provide scholarly training for all interested in these endeavors.
Augusta Genealogical Society Officers
President: Trey Kennedy Vice President: Erick Montgomery Treasurer: Pat O Bracy Recording Secretary: Nancy Lindroth Corresponding Secretary: Carol Hoszowski Administrator: Maxine Maloney Past President: Barbara Graybill