|Georgia Genealogical Society
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- Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 550247
Atlanta, GA 30355-2747
- Georgia Genealogical Society webinars, seminars, meetings, blog, newsletter, and their two publications Researching Your Civil War Ancestors, and Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly.
The Georgia Genealogical Society can offer genealogical research advice.
Their publication, the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, has compiled information about Georgia families, but only the first 20 years have a comprehensive index.
They do not conduct research. They have no permanent library collection of their own, office space, or support staff. 
Georgia Genealogical Society hosts the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR).
If you cannot find the record you seek through the Georgia Genealogical Society, a similar record may be available at one of the following.
- 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.
- National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- Fulton County Health Department, Atlanta, births since 1896, deaths since 1887.
- Fulton County Clerk of the Probate Court, Atlanta, county marriages, and probate records.
- Fulton County Clerk of the Superior Court, Atlanta, land records, divorces, and court records since 1854.
- Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Library, large collection with good coverage of the southeast USA. They have county histories, family histories, will indexes, deeds, military rosters, passenger lists, Atlanta city directories, Georgia censuses 1820-1930, local histories, and newspapers.
- Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center, extensive Georgia family and county histories, Sons of the American Revolution library, holdings for North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama genealogy.
- Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia, Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.
- Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta, papers of the administration.
- Atlanta Area Family History Centers, can view limited-access FamilySearch databases.
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, parish records.
- Repositories in surrounding counties: Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, and Gwinnett.
- Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library, Newnan, has the best set of family folders in Georgia.
- DeKalb History Center, Decatur, subject files, biographical files, cemetery index, maps, manuscripts, photographs, rare books, memoirs, yearbooks, and Atlanta City and suburban directories.
- Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, 4 million manuscripts, photos, papers, military, diaries, plantation records. They have almost as many genealogical sources as the Georgia Archives.
- Georgia Salzburger Society, Rincon, histories, journals, genealogical records, and church histories.
- University of Georgia Main Library, Athens, largest collection for early Georgia settlers. Also, they hold county histories, county records, family records, biographies and newspapers.
- Washington Memorial Library, Macon, one of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history. Emphasis on the 13 colonies, American Revolution, and Great Britain.
- Repositories in other surrounding states: Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
- Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), Montgomery, military and state censuses, county records on microfilm, family histories, and newspapers.
- State Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, public records, family/county histories, Memory Project.
- North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, has so many county court records they have not all been cataloged, NC government records at the state, district, and county levels, maps, war records.
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, county, district, colonial, state records, censuses, wills, Confederate penions, criminals, and land grants.
- Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, vital records, censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, military records, Native Americans, newspapers, obituary lists, and maps.
- ↑ Contact in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 11 January 2016).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 11 January 2016).
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 86. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
- ↑ Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
- ↑ Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 6 February 2022).
- ↑ William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
- ↑ The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
- ↑ Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.
- ↑ Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).