New genealogy library to open in Georgia’s Wiregrass region

The Huxford Genealogical Society of Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia on Feb. 13 is hosting the grand opening of the new Huxford-Spear Genealogy Library. The library is in the municipal complex in Homerville.


Everyone’s invited to this free event in the Georgia Wiregrass region, but organizers are requesting an RSVP so they can have enough refreshments and door prizes on hand. You can do so via Facebook — Huxford-Spear Library — or by emailing Elmer Spear at

The library will be open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 for researchers. The grand opening and a lecture will begin at 2 p.m. Elmer Spear will be the guest speaker. 

The new library’s collection is the result of a merger with the Elmer Spear Genealogy Library in Madison, Fla., which closed last year. That library’s contents were moved to Homerville.

The Huxford-Spear Library will have more than 30,000 books and other research materials, including genealogical reference books from every state in the Union and several foreign countries. The Southeastern U.S. will remain the primary focus, but there will be many resources for the New England states, the mid-Atlantic states and the Midwest states, especially Ohio. 

The Huxford Genealogical Society is also asking for biographical sketches of ancestors from the Alabama, Georgia and Florida Wiregrass regions. The society will publish the sketches. For more information on this project, contact Robert B. Noles at



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