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=== Georgia Archives <br> ===
 
=== Georgia Archives <br> ===
  
5800 Jonesboro Road <br>Morrow, GA 30260 <br>Phone: 678 364-3700<br>
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[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives The Georgia Archives]<br>5800 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, GA 30260<br>Phone: 678 364-3700<br>The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.
  
The Georgia Archives identifiy and preserve Georgia's most valuable historical documents. [http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ Georia Archives]
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[http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/ Georgia's Virtual Vault] provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives. It includes Colonial will books, Confederate pension appplications, County maps, County tax digests, Georgia death certificates, headright and bounty plats, marriage records, Spanish-american War service summary cards and more.
 
 
Georgia's Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives. It contains some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present.[http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/ Georgia's Virtual Vault]
 
  
 
Two helpful guides to the collection are:  
 
Two helpful guides to the collection are:  
  
*Georgia Department of Archives and History.''A Preliminary Guide to Eighteenth-Century Records Held by the Georgia Department of Archives and History''. Atlanta, Georgia. The Department, 1976. (Family History Library {{FHL|975.8 A3pg}} microfiche 6100334.)
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*Georgia Department of Archives and History.''A Preliminary Guide to Eighteenth-Century Records Held by the Georgia Department of Archives and History''. Atlanta, Georgia. The Department, 1976. {{FHL|102270|item|disp=FHL fiche 6100334; book 975.8 A3pg}}  
*Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. ''Research in Georgia''. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981. (Family History Library book 975.8 D27d.)
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*Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. ''Research in Georgia''. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981. {{FHL|236233|item|disp=FHL book 975.8 D27d.}}
  
 
=== The National Archives at Atlanta  ===
 
=== The National Archives at Atlanta  ===

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United States   Gotoarrow.png  Georgia   Gotoarrow.png  Archives and Libraries

To Do: describe digital collections at Georgia Virtual Vault/Georgia Archives

The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:

Georgia Archives

The Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: 678 364-3700
The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.

Georgia's Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives. It includes Colonial will books, Confederate pension appplications, County maps, County tax digests, Georgia death certificates, headright and bounty plats, marriage records, Spanish-american War service summary cards and more.

Two helpful guides to the collection are:

  • Georgia Department of Archives and History.A Preliminary Guide to Eighteenth-Century Records Held by the Georgia Department of Archives and History. Atlanta, Georgia. The Department, 1976. FHL fiche 6100334; book 975.8 A3pg
  • Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. Research in Georgia. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981. FHL book 975.8 D27d.

The National Archives at Atlanta

5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Telephone: 770-968-2100
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ 

Georgia Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 38066
Atlanta, GA 30334
Internet: http://www.gagensociety.org/

Georgia Historical Society Library

501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA 31499
Internet: http://www.georgiahistory.com/containers/2

Washington Memorial Library

Middle Georgia Regional Library
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, GA 31201
Internet: http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/

John E. Ladson Jr. Genealogical and Historical Library

119 Church Street
Vidalia, GA 30474
Internet: http://www.ohoopeelibrary.org/ladson.htm

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Georgia counties, use the nine inventories of the county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Eight of these inventories are available at the Family History Library.

Web Sites

The following sites are important gateways:

The USGenWeb Project

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.

Roots-L

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch™

www.familysearch.org

FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.

See Also

A resource for locating archives in Appalachia is:

  • Archives in Appalachia: A Directory. Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985. (Family History Library book 975 A3a.) The record covers the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The record is arranged alphabetically by state, then by the name of the repository. Each entry lists the archive, its address, phone number, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, what subjects are covered by the collection, and the size of the collection. There are two indexes: Record type, and Subject, with reference numbers corresponding to the repository. Also included is a list, under “Coming Attractions,” of agencies that do not currently collect manuscript materials but plan to do so in the future.