Georgia Genealogical Society

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Georgia Genealogical Society
Georgia Genealogical Society

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Contact form


Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 550247
Atlanta, GA 30355-2747

Telephone:  n/a

Internet site:

  • Georgia Genealogical Society webinars, seminars, meetings, blog, newsletter, and their two publications Researching Your Civil War Ancestors, and Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Collection Description

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. [2]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot find the record you seek through the Georgia Genealogical Society, 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.[3]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses,, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.[4]
  • 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.[5] 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, Mormon records. Many Georgia Archives  microfilms are also available at branch FamilySearch Centers  in local LDS churches, and described in their online FamilySearch Catalog.[6]
  • 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.[7]

Neighboring Collections


  1. Contact in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 11 January 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 11 January 2016).
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  7. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 86. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  9. 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.
  10. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  11. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  12. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 11 September 2015).
  13. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  14. The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
  15. Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.
  16. Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).