Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955 .
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|Fulton, Georgia, United States|
|Flag of Georgia|
|Location of Fulton County, Georgia|
|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||County Records|
|Atlanta History Center|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection consists of records from Fulton County for the years 1827 to 1955. The collection includes:
- Census and Voter Registration for Atlanta, Georgia.
- Cemetery records from Atlanta and vicinity.
- Garrett's Necrology (This collection includes extracts from obituaries for Atlanta and vicinity.)
- Death extracts from Atlanta.
- Census of Whites and Colored citizens.
- Index of Campbell (Fulton) county vital statistics.
- Westview Cemetery Sexton Records.
- Voter registrations and miscellaneous court records from Campbell (Fulton) county.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The content varies between record types and individual records. You may find any of the following:
- Name of primary person or persons
- Names of spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded
- Birth, marriage or death dates
- Birth, marriage or death places
The coverage table shows the types of records and time periods covered. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
|Voter registrations||not available at this time|
|Westview Sexton Records||1884-1933|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The date of an event or the name of a parent or spouse
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View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select Record
- Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Georgia, United States Genealogy.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Georgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 20 April 2017. Atlanta History Center, Atlanta.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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