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[GA] African American Funeral Programs

African American Funeral Programs

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the
availability of a new online resource: African American Funeral
Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library at
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/funeral.

The African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia
Regional Library online collection consists of over one thousand
funeral programs ranging from 1933 to 2008 (with the bulk of the
collection beginning in the 1960s) from the Eula M. Ramsey Johnson
Memorial Funeral Program Collection. A majority of the programs are
from churches in Augusta, Georgia, and the surrounding area, with a
few outliers in other states such as New York and Florida. The
programs typically contain a photograph of the deceased, an obituary,
a list of surviving relatives, and the order of service. The
collection provides extensive genealogical information about the
deceased, including birth and death dates, maiden names, names of
relatives, past residences, and place of burial. Alongside this
genealogical information, the obituaries provide a rich source of
local history about African Americans. Many of the people included in
this collection were prominent in their communities, and many were
involved locally in the struggle for civil rights.

Additional digitization projects are currently underway and will be
announced as they become available online at the
Digital Library of Georgia. Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the
Digital Library of Georgia is an initiative of
http://www.galileo.usg.edu/
GALILEO, the state's virtual library.

The African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia
Regional Library is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia in
association with the East Central Georgia Regional Library as part of
Georgia HomePLACE. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds
administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through
the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of
the University System of Georgia.

For more information, please contact us


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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