Officially known as the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library: http://mccls.org/odom_gen.htmthis is a major genealogical archive located in Moultrie,
Georgia. While it is advertised and known as a repository for Scottish clan genealogies, most researchers don’t realize, it’s also is a center for Scots-Irish research. It has become the official repository for 130 Scottish clan organizations, and a listing of the organizations can be found on their website. The library is housed in the west wing of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library. It is also an approved AAA attraction in the North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia AAA Tour Guides.
The Odom Library was made possible by a bequest from Ellen Ashby Payne Odom, a Trustee of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library. She had an interest in genealogy, an author and member of the Huguenot Society and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
While the library is known for its Scottish clan genealogies, the library holds many more treasures. They have been collecting Southwest Georgia historic newspapers on microfilm. There is a wide range of reference books, Civil War material and the “Emmett Lucas Collection.” This collection consists of the library of Mr. Lucas of Southern Historical Press. It concentrates on the Eastern United States, Civil War and migration studies. The library is also documenting veterans from various conflicts and those stationed at Spence Air Base in their “Veterans History Project.”
Because the Odom Library is the official repository of Scottish clan organizations, never neglect the collections as a source for your Scots-Irish research. This is a library worth your time and effort to get to know better.
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