Ivy Room

The Ivy Room for Genealogy and Local History is located in the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville. This room houses materials related to the history of Watkinsville/Oconee County in particular, and of Georgia in general. The Ivy Room seeks to provide resources on local history and genealogy for any individual conducting research, and to foster both research skills and interest in family history by offering basic genealogy courses. Download the Ivy Room brochure for more information.

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The vast majority of our materials are catalogued and can be located by first searching our online computers for the call number. Materials are filed according to the Dewey Decimal classification.

Local and Census Material

These popular materials have been marked with colored spine labels to aid in browsing. The local history items are marked with a pink "Local" spine label; these items feature the seven counties of Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Wilkes. Items dealing with federal census records and indices are marked with a yellow "Census" spine label.

New Items

The Oconee County Library endeavors to keep up with new genealogical materials and with new issues of previously published materials. New items are displayed on top of the magazine shelves in the center of the room.

Microfilm Materials (uncatalogued)

  • Georgia Census, 1820, 1840, 1850-1900, 1910, 1920
  • Georgia Slave Schedules, 1860
  • Greenville County, SC Census, 1850
  • Civil War Records, 1861-1865
  • Volunteer Union records, 1862-1865
  • The Oconee County Enterprise, 1887-1916 and 1925-2005
  • Watkinsville Advance, 1880-1881
  • The Ga Mirror, 1838-1840
  • American Democrat, 1843-1840
  • The Republican, 1844-1845
  • The Southern Post, 1837-1839
  • Clarke County Marriages 1805-1956
  • Oconee County Deeds and Morgages
  • Oconee County Superior Court Minutes, 1875-1898
  • Oconee County Homestead Records, 1876-1912
  • Oconee County Administrator and Guardian Bonds
  • Oconee County Will Books
  • Oconee County Writs of Lunacy
  • Oconee County Ordinary Court Minutes

Other Uncatalogued materials

  • genealogical magazines
  • vertical file containing surnames
  • information on Watkinsville/Oconee
  • information on other Georgia counties

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