January Featured Resource: Georgia Historic Newspapers

Georgia Historic Newspapers includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Milledgeville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, Waynesboro, and Valdosta. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986. Browse by title for coverage summaries.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries.

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In the News: Be a Georgia Voter

Early voting is already under way at your local Board of Elections office and General Election day is November 8, 2016. Find your polling place and review a sample ballot from https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do We recommend the following resources to help you make informed decisions:

September Featured Resource: New Georgia Encyclopedia

bruce(historicga)Recently Bruce traveled to Savannah and when he got home, he wanted to know more about Yamacraw Bluff the most historic site in Georgia and the early years of the colony. The librarian recommended he try  the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Recently the New Georgia Encyclopedia launched a newly redesigned site. This collection includes over 2,000 articles and 6,000 images related to the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia. Users can search the collection directly or browse the following categories of interest: arts & culture, business & economy, counties, cities & neighborhoods, education, geography & environment, history & archaeology, science & medicine, sports & outdoor recreation and people. The destination feature includes art across Georgia, 10 major Civil War sites, 7 natural wonders of Georgia and north GA in the fall.

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Are you ready to vote on July 31st?

Georgia’s general primary/special election is July 31 and early voting is already under way at your local Board of Elections office.

Use the Georgia Secretary of State My Voter Page to check your voter registration status, find your poll location, identify your elected officials and review a sample ballot for the general primary/special election. You can also review the Georgia section from our Elections & Campaign 2012 libguide to help you make informed decisions.

Items on the ballot include: