Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Library

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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1] Ask a librarian live-help form


Special Collections
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mithchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303

Telephone:[2] Reference 404-730-4636; Genealogy (Special Collections) 404-730-1896
Fax: 404-730-1989

Hours and holidays:[2] Mon-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 2-6pm; Holiday closings

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Collection Description[edit | edit source]

They have large genealogical collection with good coverage of the southeast USA.[3] Special Collections on the 5th floor have county histories, family histories, will indexes, deeds, military rosters, passenger lists, Atlanta city directories, Georgia censuses 1820-1930, local histories, and newspapers.[4]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find the record you seek through the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses,, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.[6]
  • Federal Records Center, Ellenwood, GA., receives federal agency and court records of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Georgia Archives, Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.[7] Genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright & bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many Georgia Archives microfilms are also available at branch FamilySearch Centers in local church buildings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and described in their online FamilySearch Catalog.[8]
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases including Georgia and other Southern states.[9]

Similar Collections

  • Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, Moultrie, emphasizes Scottish immigrants to America, but also has a good basic American genealogy collection.
  • Gilbert H. Gragg Library, Bainbridge, has very good book, surname folder, genealogy, newspaper, and oral history collections.
  • Ladson Genealogical Library, Vidalia, primarily a book collection, but their genealogical sources cover the entire Atlantic seaboard. Also has historic photos and school records of Toombs and Montgomery counties.[10]
  • Washington Memorial Library, Macon, one of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history.[11] Emphasis on the 13 colonies, American Revolution, and Great Britain.[12]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Live Help in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (accessed 12 January 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Central Library in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (accessed 12 January 2016).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 33. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  7. Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  9. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  10. Ladson Genealogical Library in Ohoopee Regional Library System (accessed 8 Janary 2016)
  11. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  12. The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
  13. 13.0 13.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 86. FHL Book 973 D27e 1999, WorldCat 670125599.
  14. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  15. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 6 February 2022).