Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library

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Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library
Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  huxford.spearlibrary@windstream.net

Address:[1]

Street address: 20 S. College St.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 595
Homerville, GA 31634

Telephone:[1]  912-487-2310

Hours and holidays:[1]  Thursday through Friday 9-12, and 1-5;  holiday closures: New Years, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

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Collection Description

Their genealogical collection covers the southeast United States well.[2] Founded with the research notes from Judge Folks Huxford that led to the publication of Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia. Also includes 26,000 books, 4,000 microfilms and microfiche, 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north Florida, family histories, immigration records, state books, lineage society information, self-help books, and genealogical periodicals. This is one of the largest privately owned genealogical libraries in the United States.[3]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Huxford-Spear Genealogical 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.[4]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.[5]
  • 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.</ref> 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.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

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