In June 1992 the library was the
recipient of a major gift from the Snowdoun Foundation which allowed for
the considerable expansion of the local history area to house the Lowndes
County public records assigned to the library's custody. The Billups-Garth
archives has space-saving, compact shelving in a climatically controlled
area. The county records consist of ledgers and loose files including estate
files, some of which date from the 1830's. Information in the estate papers
often includes inventories, invoices, guardianship arrangements and sometimes
wills. Also, in the Archives are more than 1000 photographs, 300 manuscript
collections, 100 scrapbooks, maps, and genealogy files on many Columbus
families. The researcher can learn much about local history by using the
extensive group of vertical files. These files cover many aspects of Columbus
history including education, churches, government, businesses, buildings,
historic homes, the Columbus Pilgrimage and local organizations.
The address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buckley Genealogy Room is open 9:00
to 8:00 Monday-Thursday; 9:00-5:00 Friday; 10:00-4:00 Saturday.
The Billups-Garth Archives is open 9:00-5:00
Monday- Friday and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10:00-4:00.
Books cannot be checked out, but there
is a copier in the Buckley Room for patron use. Staff members will answer
mail requests. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply.
E-mail requests are also welcomed.
"check with archives
for information on additional Lowndes County cemetaries."