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The first [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] newspaper was the Georgia Gazette published in Savannah beginning in 1763. The Family History Library has very few newspapers for the state. The library has a collection of Savannah papers, 1793 to 1880, and a number of published indexes of newspaper obituaries and marriage announcements. A typical book of newspaper abstracts is Mary McKeown Overby, ''Obituaries Published by "The Christian Index," 1822-1899'' (Macon, Georgia: Georgia Baptist Historical Society, 1975, 1982; Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.8+V4o 975.8 V4o]).
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Newspapers|U.S. Newspapers]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Georgia_Newspapers|Newspapers]]''
  
== Availability ==
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== History ==
  
The Family History Library, the Georgia Department of Archives and History, and the Georgia Historical Society have an every-name index of Savannah newspapers from 1836 to 1845 (Family History Library microfilms [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=157680&disp=Subject+and+surname+index+to+newspapers+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 228710]-822). An index to deaths and marriages from 1763 to 1845 is also available (Family History Library microfilms [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=176488&disp=General+index+to+Savannah+newspapers%2C+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1617971]–). The Georgia Department of Archives and History is preparing similar indexes for some Augusta and Milledgeville newspapers.  
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The first [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] newspaper was the Georgia Gazette published in Savannah beginning in 1763.  
  
The Family History Library also has a film copy of the vital records card file at the Jacksonville Florida Family History Center (Family History Library microfilms [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=307648&disp=Vital+records+card+file+for+North+Florid%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1204579-806] and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=307648&disp=Vital+records+card+file+for+North+Florid%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1292511]). This file has names found in newspapers of North Florida and South Georgia for the years 1895 to 1945.
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== Resources for Georgia Newspapers  ==
  
*A guide to the extensive collections of newspapers at the libraries of the University of Georgia is ''Georgia Newspapers on Microfilm at the UGA Libraries'' (N.p.: 1978; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=165753&disp=Georgia+newspapers+on+microfilm+at+the+U%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book Q 975.8 A5g; microfilm 1421709 item 3]).
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=== Libraries and Archives  ===
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*The Family History Library, the [http://www.sos.ga.gov/archives/ Georgia Department of Archives and History,] and the [http://www.georgiahistory.com/ Georgia Historical Society] have an every-name index of Savannah newspapers from 1836 to 1845 {{FHL|157680|item|disp=FHL film 228710–822}} An index to deaths and marriages from 1763 to 1845 is also available. See {{FHL|176488|item|disp=FHL film 1617971}}. The Georgia Department of Archives and History is preparing similar indexes for some Augusta and Milledgeville newspapers.
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*The Family History Library has a film copy of the vital records card file at the Jacksonville Florida Family History Center  {{FHL|307648|item|disp=FHL films 1204579 (first of 17)}} This file has names found in newspapers of North Florida and South Georgia for the years 1895 to 1945.
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*A guide to the extensive collections of newspapers at the libraries of the University of Georgia is ''Georgia Newspapers on Microfilm at the UGA Libraries'' (N.p.: 1978) {{FHL|165753|item|disp=FHL microfilm 1421709 item 3; book Q 975.8 A5g; }}).
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*To accesss newspaper records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-name Search in the Family History Library catalog for:
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:GEORGIA - NEWSPAPERS
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:GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS
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:GEORGIA, [COUNTY], [CITY] - NEWSPAPERS
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==== Newspaper Directory  ====
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The [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.  
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=== Digital Issues Online  ===
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The [http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/zlgn_information.html Digital Library of Georgia] has several Historic Newspapers online.  
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{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
http://www.50states.com/news/georgia.htm  
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*[http://milledgeville.galileo.usg.edu/milledgeville/search Milledgeville Historic Newspapers]is a free searchable site for Georgia newspapers.
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*[http://www.50states.com/news/georgia.htm Georgia Newspapers from 50 States.com]
  
http://www.usnpl.com/ganews.php
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{{Georgia|Georgia}}{{U.S. Newspapers}}
  
[[Category:Georgia]]
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[[Category:Georgia|Newspapers]]

Revision as of 20:18, 2 July 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Newspapers Gotoarrow.png  Georgia   Gotoarrow.png  Newspapers

History

The first Georgia newspaper was the Georgia Gazette published in Savannah beginning in 1763.

Resources for Georgia Newspapers

Libraries and Archives

  • The Family History Library has a film copy of the vital records card file at the Jacksonville Florida Family History Center FHL films 1204579 (first of 17) This file has names found in newspapers of North Florida and South Georgia for the years 1895 to 1945.
  • To accesss newspaper records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-name Search in the Family History Library catalog for:
GEORGIA - NEWSPAPERS
GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS
GEORGIA, [COUNTY], [CITY] - NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper Directory

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Digital Issues Online

The Digital Library of Georgia has several Historic Newspapers online.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Web Sites