It’s Genealogy Season at the OHC

The Oconee Heritage Center (OHC) invites the community to research their family history. This is genealogy season at the OHC, explains Director and Curator Leslie Hagerty. “We kind of refer to it that way because it seems that most people spend a lot of the winter months inside on and other websites getting their information and then we start to get phone calls in the spring and visitors in the spring who are out and about in the areas that they have kind of located some family research. So, Oconee County, you would not believe the people that come from all across the country because they have located ancestors and history here. So, sometimes they come in looking for particular information about family members and sometimes they are looking for family land, which is always cool to be able to send people somewhere where they can actually set foot on their family’s historic property. So, we are happy to help; it’s part of what we really love to do about our job, to really dig into some of that cool local history. So, if you have questions give us a call, shoot us an email, come by, we are glad to help and we have resources that you may not be aware of at the museum.” The OHC is located at 123 Brown’s Square in downtown Walhalla. You can contact the museum staff through email at [email protected] or by calling 864-638-2224.