Washington Memorial Library

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Washington Memorial Library
Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Georgia (8368121972).jpg

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  mgrlgh@bibblib.org

Address:[1]

Washington Memorial Library  a Middle Georgia Regional Library
Genealogical and Historical Room
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, GA 31201-1790

Telephone:[1]  Genealogical and Historical Room 478-744-0821

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday 9am – 9pm, and Tuesday–Saturday 9am – 6pm.  Holiday closings.

Map, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

One of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history.[2]  32,000 volumes, 24,000 microfilms with an emphasis on the 13 American colonies, the American Revolutionary War, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.[1]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Washington Memorial 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.[3]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses, Ancestry.com, 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.</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[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
  2. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  5. Subject Guides in Athens Regional Library System (accessed 25 January 2016).
  6. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  7. CCGS Inventory an MS Excel database with link on Records - Digital and Print in Coweta County Genealogical Society (accessed 12 January 2016).
  8. Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History in Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc. (accessed 15 January 2016).
  9. Library Resources in The Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library (accessed 8 January 2016).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 83. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  11. 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.
  12. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  13. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  14. Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 8 January 2016).
  15. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 11 September 2015).
  16. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  17. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.