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Read more...Old Fashioned Swap Meet

Archives | 03/03/2011

Our most recent visitor to the Archives library was a lady and her husband from over near Birmingham, Alabama.  They were impressed by the wealth of documentation we had on their Troup County families, particularly regarding generations before the family came to Troup County who lived in East Georgia and South Carolina.  As it happened, this collection  was so massive because it was a set of ancestors shared by our County Historian who spent years combing courthouses across the… Read More >>

Read more...Died and Gone to Heaven!

Archives | 02/25/2011

In February, 2011, we had an unusual string of visitors in our library, within two weeks’ time.  All were from out of town and all were seeking the same ancestor!  First, a lady from Maryland came.  She heard that her great grandfather, William D. Page, had been among the wounded in one of the Confederate hospitals in LaGrange during the War Between the States.  She said her family always said that the hospital he was in was in the basement of the Baptist Church. … Read More >>

Read more...You’ve Gone Home and Don’t Know It.

Archives | 02/25/2011

A professor at LaGrange College came in one day to research his family tree.  When he came to teach in LaGrange, an uncle of his told him “You’ve gone home, and you don’t even know it!”  So, he wanted to find out if , indeed his ancestors had lived in Troup County. We found his great grandfather as a young man along with his parents in Troup County in 1850.  We also found the ancestor’s marriage, here.  In checking local deeds and state census… Read More >>

Read more...Antique Roadshow in ATL!

Archives | 01/22/2011

 

PBS is set to film segments of Antique Roadshow in Atlanta. How FUN!!!  For those of us who classify ourselves as “history junkies” and actually set the Ti-Vo to record Antique Roadshow, we could not be more excited!  Mark Walberg and his team of specialists and independent dealers will be in AtlantaRead More >>

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