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Heritage Room

The Heritage Room Collections, housed at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, hold items of special interest to researchers, genealogists, and local citizens. Follow the link below to learn more about the physical collections we have in our Archives.


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In addition to physical materials, the library also provides access to online resources that will assist with this research. Some of the featured digital resources include:

AN-web-graphic Brunswick News, 2001-Current

Online access provided by NewsBank to the Brunswick News using your library card.

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islander masthead The Islander, 2008-2019

Online access provided by Georgia Historic Newspapers to The Islander. The collection spans issues from June 30, 2008 through December 23, 2019.

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HeritageHub-web-button-1704-Today HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today.

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BLA-web-button2 Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

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DigExWeb Rituals of Wartime Labor in Brunswick, Georgia (Digital Exhibit)

“Rituals of Wartime Labor in Brunswick, Georgia”  shares the experiences of the men and women who worked at J.A. Jones Construction Company at the Brunswick Shipyard building Liberty Ships during World War Two. Utilizing the lens of ritual and ritualization, the exhibit documents the cultural symbols and meaning-making that helped make sense of the extraordinary circumstances under which these people worked and lived.

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IMG_0942 Catholic Liturgical Codex (Digital Library of Georgia)

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Sanborn_Historic_Preservation_Month_News Sanborn Maps of Brunswick (Library of Congress)

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gbru_bcd_gbru-bcd-1896 Brunswick City Directories

City directories for Brunswick, St. Simons, and Sea Island, Georgia, and Glynn County, Georgia dating from 1890-1964 containing information that identifies residents and local businesses.

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bruns_advocate Historic Brunswick Newspapers

The Georgia Historic Newspapers site includes digitized issues of local newspapers from 1837 through 1922.

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28579708034_06204ccdc1_w Local High School Yearbooks

Yearbooks from Glynn Academy (1948-1988) and Brunswick High School (1968 – 1988) have been digitized when available. 

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