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.
Finding Aids for Archival Collections
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:
Brunswick News, 2001-Current
Online access provided by NewsBank to the Brunswick News using your library card.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today.
Black Life in America
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.
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.
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.
Historic Brunswick Newspapers
The Georgia Historic Newspapers site includes digitized issues of local newspapers from 1837 through 1922.
Local High School Yearbooks
Yearbooks from Glynn Academy (1948-1988) and Brunswick High School (1968 – 1988) have been digitized when available.