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The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:  
 
The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:  
  
'''Georgia Department of Archives and History'''<br>
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=== Archives ===
  
(Currently the "Georgia Archives")<br>5800 Jonesboro Road <br>Morrow, GA 30260 <br>Phone: 678 364-3700<br>Internet: [http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/]
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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The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.
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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.  
  
 
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 book 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.}}
 
 
'''National Archives—Southeast Region (Atlanta)<br>'''1557 St. Joseph Avenue<br>East Point, GA 30344<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southeast/
 
 
 
'''Georgia Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 38066<br>Atlanta, GA 30334<br>Internet: http://www.gagensociety.org/
 
 
 
'''Georgia Historical Society Library'''<br>501 Whitaker Street<br>Savannah, GA 31499 <br>Internet: http://www.georgiahistory.com/containers/2
 
 
 
'''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/
 
 
 
'''John E. Ladson Jr. Genealogical and Historical Library'''<br>119 Church Street<br>Vidalia, GA 30474 <br>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.
 
 
 
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
 
 
 
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:
 
 
 
=== Locate other researchers  ===
 
 
 
*Post queries
 
*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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*[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ The National Archives at Atlanta]<br>5780 Jonesboro Road<br>Morrow, GA 30260<br>Telephone: 770-968-2100
  
The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:
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=== Libraries  ===
  
=== [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]] ===
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*[http://www.georgiahistory.com/containers/2 Georgia Historical Society Library]<br>501 Whitaker Street<br>Savannah, GA 31499
  
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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*[http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library Washington Memorial Library]<br>Middle Georgia Regional Library<br>1180 Washington Avenue<br>Macon, GA 31201
  
=== Roots-L  ===
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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
  
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/
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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  ===
  
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.
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*[http://www.gagensociety.org/ Georgia Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 38066<br>Atlanta, GA 30334
  
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.
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=== Georgia Online Records  ===
  
=== FamilySearch™  ===
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[http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]
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=== See Also  ===
  
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.
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A resource for locating archives in Appalachia is:
  
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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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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 Records

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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.