Georgia Archives

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Georgia Archives
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Contact Information



5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260

Telephone:  678.364.3700
Fax:  n/a

Hours and holidays:  Friday through Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Due to state budget cuts, hours have been continuously cut back, beginning in October 2010, with the latest cuts occurring in July 2011. [1]

Directions, maps, and public transportation: From anywhere in Metro Atlanta, take I-285 to exit 55, Jonesboro Road. From the east, turn left; from the west, turn right onto Jonesboro Road. Drive about 4 miles and the Archive will be on your left, just after Harper Drive. The Georgia Archive shares a parking lot with the National Archive's Southeast branch and is the building on the right. 

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

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The Georgia State Archive is overseen by the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. They are responsible for collecting and maintaining the historical records of Georgia government and history.[2][3]
  • County Records On Microfilm - One of the largest collections of interest, comprising records created by Georgia counties until 1900. An index of records is maintained on a card catalog. Records include Wills, Marriage Records, Land Records, Minute Books, etc.
  • Books - The archive holds thousands of books covering all 50 states and a variety of genealogical topics. 
  • Vertical Files - Miscellaneous records collected by the archive covering a variety of topics, including cemeteries, war, and specific surnames.
  • General Name Card Files - A card catalog of select individuals found in the records of the archive, mainly political or socially prominent individuals. 


Due to restricted hours, microfilm readers with computers and printers attached are in high demand. Users may have to wait or sign up in advance for the machines and will likely be limited to an hour's use at a time. Numerous older, hand crank machines are available, though less sought after. 

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Georgia Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • Kenan Research Center - Located at the Atlanta History Center, the library offers a collection of books and microfilm of interest to Georgia researchers [website]


  1. Friends of the Georgia Archives website "New hours due to budget reductions"
  2. Georgia State Archive "About Us"
  3. Georgia State Archive "A General Description of our Collections: