Northeast Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society

Covering Banks, Hall, Jackson, Habersham, Lumpkin, Forsyth, Dawson, Rabun, and White Counties

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sitting Up With the Dead- Friday, November 13th, 2009

Spend Friday the 13th

Sitting Up With the Dead

Have you ever dreamed of being locked in the library?

Have you wanted to research genealogy “to your heart’s content”?

On Friday, November 13th you will have the opportunity to fulfill your dream.

Participants will begin arriving at noon, pick up their name tags and become
acquainted with the Sybil Wood McRay Genealogy & Local History Collection. At 5:00 p.m. the library is closed to the public. No one is admitted after 6:00 p.m. The second floor will remain open until midnight for genealogists. This event is not for beginners or the faint of heart!

The cost is $12.00 per person.

The Sybil Wood McRay Genealogy & Local History Collection offers full online access to Ancestry Plus database (includes Federal Census for the United States from 1790—1930 when available); Heritage Quest Online; microfilm of Georgia Censuses from 1820—1930 (excluding 1890) and accompanying paper indexes or microfilm soundexes; some paper indexes for North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, and Tennessee censuses; microfilm of local Hall County newspapers starting in the late 1800’s through current day (sporadically); a strong collection of Georgia records, cemeteries, and histories; a Civil War collection; a Native American collection; an African American collection; and much more.

By visiting the online catalog at you can be able to plan your strategy ahead of time. Photocopies are .20 cents per page, and the copy machine takes nickels, dimes, quarters or $1.00 bills. Microfiche/microfilm copies are .25 cents per page.

Staff and volunteers will be available to assist you.

Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Historical & Genealogical Society & the Hall County Library. Call 770-532-3311, ext. 116 for more information.
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Registration Form for Sitting Up With the Dead
Address _______________________ City____________ State ___ Zip __
Email Address ________________________________________________________
Up To Three Family Names You Are Researching: _________________________________________________
Remember to include your non-refundable check made out to Hall County Library System for $12.00 per person to cover the cost of a boxed supper and late night snack. Mail your check and registration form to Ronda Sanders, Hall County Library, 127 Main Street, NW, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Check and registration form must be received by Monday, November 9th.

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