Patrons have access to genealogy resources including Ancestry Library Edition, maps, genealogy records, and over two thousand microfilm rolls.

Through Ancestry Library Edition patrons have access to:

  • U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940
  • Vital Records
  • Military Records
  • Immigration Records

Included in our microfilm collection are:

  • Conyers Newspaper: 1878-2007
  • American Ancestry Records prior to 1776
  • Revolutionary War Soldier Records (Georgia)
  • National Archives: Georgia Counties 1820-1920
  • Georgia 1880 Census
  • Slave Schedules 1850 & 1860
  • Colonial Records of Georgia: 1732-1805
  • North Carolina 1810 Census
  • North Carolina 1850 Slave Schedule
  • Virginia 1850 Census
  • Virginia 1850 Slave Schedule

Common Heritage

The Conyers Rockdale Library System won a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in January 2018. The Common Heritage initiative helps to increase public awareness about the importance of preserving and providing access to local heritage collections. Grant monies provided for the purchase of special digitization equipment including laptops and scanners that are available for the community. A valid PINES library card is required to use the Common Heritage equipment in the Library.

A variety of formats can be digitized including photographs, letters, military certificates, slides, film negatives, etc. Please contact the Adult Services Department for specific format questions.

Common heritage is available during the Library’s open hours for 2 hours at a time as long as no one is waiting.

The library has the following equipment available:

Laptops come pre-loaded with genealogy resource programs including Roots Magic, Legacy, and Ancestral Quest. These are the basic free versions and are meant for exploration and comparison of programs. Laptops also come with Photostudio 6 for editing images and the user manual for the Epson V600 Perfection scanners.

These high resolution scanners come with Digital ICE technology that can correct for dust. Special inserts allow for conversion of mounted slides, 35mm film, and film negatives.

The handheld VuPoint is recommended for documents that are not readily scanned on a traditional flatbed scanner.

The Jumble device allows for the viewing and digitizing of the following formats: 35mm slides, negatives, 110 and 126 film, and Super 8 filmstrips.

The Wolverine device can digitize 8mm and Super 8 filmstrips. Patrons must bring a standard SD card to capture the film.

The camera can be used to capture images of difficult to scan objects such as sports trophies and christening gowns.