Archives Blog

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 >>

Read more...New Accessions

Archives | 01/14/2011

Troup County Archives continually accessions new manuscripts, photographs and artifacts.  Through the new blog, we are able to provide snapshots of what we are currently processing. 

This week several new collections have been added to the inventories.  One of the more interesting collections is MS-2010.09, the James Simpson Bartley Collection.  This collection includes an original United States Patent which was issued to Mr. Bartley in 1897 for his invention of the… Read More >>


Archives | 12/30/2010

Hello and welcome to the Troup County Archives blog.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to “chat” on a more informal basis.  As always with blogs we welcome your input and suggestions!  We plan to update this blog about every two weeks.  Topics will vary widely from recent donations to the Archives to an analysis or in-depth story of a particular artifact to sharing some of our reference requests.  We will also use the blog periodically to see if you… Read More >>

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