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The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:
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'''Georgia Department of Archives and History'''<br />330 Capitol Avenue, S.E.<br />Atlanta, GA 30334<br />Internet: http://www.history.navy.mil/sources/ga/gdah.htm
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The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:  
  
Two helpful guides to the collection are:
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=== Archives  ===
  
* 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 book 975.8 A3pg; fiche 6100334.)
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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The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.
* Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. ''Research in Georgia''. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1981. (FHL book 975.8 D27d.)
 
  
'''National Archives—Southeast Region (Atlanta)<br />'''1557 St. Joseph Avenue<br />East Point, GA 30344<br />Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southeast/
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[http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:8888/index.php 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 applications, County maps, County tax digests, Georgia death certificates, headright and bounty plats, marriage records, Spanish-American War service summary cards and more.
  
'''Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br />P.O. Box 38066<br />Atlanta, GA 30334<br />Internet: http://www.gagensociety.org/
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Two helpful guides to the collection are:  
  
'''Georgia Historical Society Library'''<br />501 Whitaker Street<br />Savannah, GA 31499 <br />Internet: http://www.georgiahistory.com/Lib_and_Archives.html
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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}}
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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.}}
  
'''Washington Memorial Library'''<br />Middle Georgia Regional Library<br />1180 Washington Avenue<br />Macon, GA 31201 <br />Internet: http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/
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*[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ The National Archives at Atlanta]<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, GA 30260<br>Telephone: 770-968-2100
  
'''John E. Ladson Jr. Genealogical and Historical Library'''<br />119 Church Street<br />Vidalia, GA 30474 <br />Internet: http://www.ohoopeelibrary.org/ladson.htm
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=== Libraries  ===
  
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.
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*[http://www.georgiahistory.com/containers/2 Georgia Historical Society Library]<br>501 Whitaker Street<br>Savannah, GA 31499
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards ===
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*[http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library Washington Memorial Library]<br>Middle Georgia Regional Library<br>1180 Washington Avenue<br>Macon, GA 31201
  
Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:
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*[http://www.ohoopeelibrary.org/ladson.htm John E. Ladson Jr. Genealogical and Historical Library]<br>119 Church Street<br>Vidalia, GA 30474
  
=== Locate other researchers ===
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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. In the FamilySearch Catalog do a title search for "Inventory of the county archives of Georgia."
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=== Societies  ===
  
* Post queries
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*[http://www.gagensociety.org/ Georgia Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 38066<br>Atlanta, GA 30334
* Send and receive e-mail
 
* Search large databases
 
* Search computer libraries
 
* Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
 
  
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Georgia in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.
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=== Georgia Online Collections  ===
  
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:
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=== USGenWeb ===
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=== See Also  ===
  
http://www.usgenweb.com/
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A resource for locating archives in Appalachia is:  
  
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.
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*''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.
  
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A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.
 
 
 
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline (30972), 2nd ed., "Archives and Libraries" section.
 
 
 
=== FamilySearch™ ===
 
 
 
[http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]
 
 
 
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.
 

Revision as of 21:55, 14 December 2012

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

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

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 applications, 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.

Libraries

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. In the FamilySearch Catalog do a title search for "Inventory of the county archives of Georgia."

Societies

Georgia Online Collections

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Online Records
Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

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.