Good Sites for Enjoyment & Research about Athens and Georgia for History Lovers and Genealogy Lovers
Need help in digging up information for your research and enjoyment about Athens-Clarke County in the Civil War and Reconstruction? Or are you doggedly hunting leads for your genealogy interest? African-American history and culture? Lists of Civil War soldiers and sailors? This page can't exhaustively give you a mega-list of online sites, but we CAN maybe nudge you in the right direction. I try to give you a bit about each site. These are in no special order. These sites were recently verified , but just use Google if you have any problems.
http://www.gospelpilgrimcemetery.com/ —This new site contains a spreadsheet of more than 800 identified graves and approximate locations in this African American cemetery in Athens, GA. Good stuff for African-American genealogy interests!
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gacogs/ —The site of the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society. Friendly people at a helpful site.
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaahs/ —Athens Historical Society. Is resuming publication of The Athens Historian with March, 2013, issue. Contact AHS for details. Helpful publications and a top history interest group. Often deals with Civil War or Reconstruction history.
--Univ. of GA Libraries--Athens-ClarkeCounty Guide--history and general profiles of city-county.
www.trrcobbhouse.org/ ---About the wonderful restoration of the Gen. T.R.R. Cobb house and a fine look at Civil War historical research. A real attraction.
http://www.athenswelcomecenter.com/ —The Welcome Center also operates a nice gift shop for historic and cultural publications. Worth a visit if you are here.
www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/ —Athens-Clarke Public Library. See especially the Heritage Room. Laura Carter of the Heritage Room goes the "second mile" to be helpful on genealogy and history questions.
www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/ --A treasure trove of historic research materials including images in the Hargrett Special Collections. Very helpful staff.
onlineathens.com --Site of the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper. Lots of general info and news about area.
http://www.archives.gov/index.html --Natl Archives and Records Admin. in Wash. D. C. Incredible selection of historic and genealogical resources.
dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn/ --More than 4,400 very detailed fire insurance maps of many Georgia communities, 1884-1922. Well-designed site.
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/?Welcome --Digital Library of Georgia. More than a million digital objects, a gateway to Georgia history.
http://crdl.usg.edu/?Welcome --Civil Rights Digital Library. Useful timelines and backgrounds.
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ --Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System--millions of listings of those who fought.
www.amistadresearchcenter.org/ --A wonderful cache of historical records concerning African Americans. At Tulane University's Amistad Research Ctr. Very helpful staff.
http://www.thejacksoncountywar.com/—For those who are interested in the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Jackson County, FL. An excellent site!
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers —Five Athens newspapers for online keyword searches, 1827-1922. A tremendous aid in historical and genealogical research. Also has many other digitized Georgia newspapers, including African-American holdings. You may have some problems with scrolling and zooming, but should be fixed soon. May be especially true for Mac users.
http://atlnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers/search —No less than 14 Atlanta newspapers available for online key-word searches, 1847-1922. A gold mine!
http://enquirer.galileo.usg.edu/enquirer/search —Online key-word search capability for the Columbus Enquirer, an important GA paper.
http://ourgeorgiahistory.com/history101/gahistory08.html —A thorough review of Reconstruction in Georgia. Also has a very good Civil War in Georgia summary.
www.bowdoin.edu/~prael/projects/gsonnen/page2.html —The story of slave Harriet Jacobs "sold to Georgia."
www.achfonline.org/ —Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. An active organization interested in historic preservation and history of Athens-Clarke. Excellent site. Amy Kissane, her staff and members, go out of the way to help.
http://www.n-georgia.com/civilwar.htm —Georgia Civil War Sites. An excellent site offering a variety of text and images about Georgia's many battle sites.
http://ghsprograms.wordpress.com/—An excellent site about Georgia Historical Society programs. Many of these appropriate for the Civil War 150th Anniversary.
flagpole.com/ —Good coverage by lively weekly Flagpole about Athens, with frequent in-depth stories, many of historical value.
http://athens.patch.com/ —An interactive news operation, giving community news often not covered elsewhere.