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Genealogy

 

The Oconee Enterprise has been continuously published since 1884. The earliest existing copy is May 6, 1887. Due to ownership changes at the Enterprise and a couple of fires at the Oconee County Courthouse there is no complete copy of every newspaper published. Here are places you will find copies of The Oconee Enterprise. As of early 2019 none of these are searchable.

 

The Oconee Enterprise

26 S. Barnett Shoals Road

Watkinsville, GA 30677

Hard copies in bound books

May 6, 1887 – Sept 29, 1916 (some issues are missing)

January 1959 to 1979 (some issues are missing)

1980 to present (complete set)

 

Oconee County Library

1080 Experiment Station Road

Watkinsville, GA 30677

Microfilm

May 6, 1887 – Sept 29, 1916 (some issues may be missing)

January 1925 to October 2011 (some issues may be missing)

 

Oconee County Courthouse Clerk of Courts

23 N. Main Street

Watkinsville, GA 30677

Hard copies in bound books

January 1925 to 2017 (missing 1952 only)

 

University of Georgia Main Library

Georgia Newspaper Project (in the basement)

Microfilm

May 6, 1887 – Sept 29, 1916 (some issues may be missing)

January 1925 to October 31, 2013 (some issues may be missing)

 

One additional resource is the annual Year in Review Obituaries published the last issue of the year of The Oconee Enterprise. Digital copies from 2002 to present are available. Contact the General Manager at The Oconee Enterprise,  (706) 769-5175 for costs.