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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="NARAAtl">National Archives at Atlanta at http://www.archives.gov/southeast/#privacy (accessed 13 July 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov] <br>
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="NARAAtl">National Archives at Atlanta at http://www.archives.gov/southeast/#privacy (accessed 13 July 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:atlanta.archives@nara.gov atlanta.archives@nara.gov] <br>  
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" />  
  
:5780 Jonesboro Road <br>
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:5780 Jonesboro Road <br>  
 
:Morrow, Georgia 30260 <br><br>
 
:Morrow, Georgia 30260 <br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" /> &nbsp;voice 770-968-2100<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;770-968-2547 <br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" /> &nbsp;voice 770-968-2100<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;770-968-2547 <br>  
  
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" />&nbsp;&nbsp;Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" />&nbsp;&nbsp;Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" />&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="NARAAtl" />&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
*In Morrow, Georgia six miles southeast of Hartsfield Atlanta Airport. Take I-75 to Exit 233, Morrow. Turn left onto Highway 54/Jonesboro Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles to the second building on the right after Clayton State Blvd. <br>
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*In Morrow, Georgia six miles southeast of Hartsfield Atlanta Airport. Take I-75 to Exit 233, Morrow. Turn left onto Highway 54/Jonesboro Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles to the second building on the right after Clayton State Blvd. <br>  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=National+Archives+Southeast+Region,&hl=en&cd=1&ei=6e49TKD8HZyuiwPKrYXCBg&sll=33.623482,-84.384613&sspn=0.073758,0.110378&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=13947226958162204506&ved=0CDwQpQY&hq=National+Archives+Southeast+Region,&hnear=&ll=33.604612,-84.379978&spn=0.0702,0.110378&z=13 Google Map]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=National+Archives+Southeast+Region,&hl=en&cd=1&ei=6e49TKD8HZyuiwPKrYXCBg&sll=33.623482,-84.384613&sspn=0.073758,0.110378&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=13947226958162204506&ved=0CDwQpQY&hq=National+Archives+Southeast+Region,&hnear=&ll=33.604612,-84.379978&spn=0.0702,0.110378&z=13 Google Map]  
 
*'''Buses canceled.''' Clayton County Transit Bus 501 and Bus 502 on Hwy 54/Jonesboro Road are suspended.
 
*'''Buses canceled.''' Clayton County Transit Bus 501 and Bus 502 on Hwy 54/Jonesboro Road are suspended.
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives Southeast (Atlanta)] main page  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ National Archives Southeast (Atlanta)] main page  
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Frequently used genealogy sources include [http://www.archives.gov/research/databases/ censuses and indexes 1790-1930], [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/ immigration ship passenger arrivals for the Eastern and Gulf Coasts 1820-1982], [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/ military service records, pensions, bounty land warrants, and indexes 1775-1902], [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/naturalization/ Federal naturalization records of U.S. District Courts of Southeast states], [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/land/ land records], [http://www.archives.gov/research/court-records/bankruptcy.html bankruptcies 1940-1998], [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/passport/ passport applications], Native American 1893 Dawes Commission records, and [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/finding-aids/black-history.html African American records] including Freedmen's Bank depositors, Freedman's Bureau records, and slave manifests in Mobile 1820-1860, and Savannah 1801-1860. The Archives also provides free Internet access to subscription sites like Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, and HeritageQuestOnline.com. Other records at the Archives are postmaster lists, Southeast states 1865-1866 federal tax lists, Atlanta federal penitentiary inmates 1902-1921, the Tennessee Valley Authority since 1933, draft registrations for World War I and World War II. They also offer genealogical [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/public/workshops.html classes and workshops], and have a list of [http://www.archives.gov/research/hire-help/index.html independent researchers for hire].  
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Serves '''''Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina''''', and '''''Tennessee'''''. Frequently used genealogy sources include [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/ censuses and indexes 1790-1930], [http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/ immigration ship passenger arrivals for the Eastern and Gulf Coasts 1820-1982], [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/index.html military service records, pensions, bounty land warrants, and indexes 1775-1902], [http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/index.html Federal naturalization records of U.S. District Courts], [http://www.archives.gov/research/land/ land records], [http://www.archives.gov/research/court-records/bankruptcy.html bankruptcies 1940-1998], [http://www.archives.gov/research/passport/index.html passport applications], [http://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/ Native American] 1893 Dawes Commission records, and [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/finding-aids/black-history.html African American records] including Freedmen's Bank depositors, Freedman's Bureau records, and slave manifests in Mobile 1820-1860, and Savannah 1801-1860. The Archives also provides free Internet access to subscription sites like Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, and HeritageQuestOnline.com. Other records at the Archives are postmaster lists, Southeast states 1865-1866 federal tax lists, Atlanta federal penitentiary inmates 1902-1921, the Tennessee Valley Authority since 1933, draft registrations for World War I and World War II. They also offer genealogical [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/public/workshops.html classes and workshops], and have a list of [http://www.archives.gov/research/hire-help/index.html independent researchers for hire].  
  
 
Recently, 54,000 cubic feet of inactive claims folders from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) were transferred to this archives from the Great Lakes Region Archives. These records contain claim files that have inactive for at least seven years. Active files are still with the RRB. The RRB deals only with individuals who worked on the railroads after 1936. For more information visit [http://www.archives.gov www.archives.gov].
 
Recently, 54,000 cubic feet of inactive claims folders from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) were transferred to this archives from the Great Lakes Region Archives. These records contain claim files that have inactive for at least seven years. Active files are still with the RRB. The RRB deals only with individuals who worked on the railroads after 1936. For more information visit [http://www.archives.gov www.archives.gov].
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>  
 
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>  
*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II], College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.  
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*[[National Archives at College Park, Maryland|National Archives II]], College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/frc/atlanta/index.html Federal Records Center], Ellenwood, GA., receives records primarily from Federal agencies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/frc/atlanta/index.html Federal Records Center], Ellenwood, GA., receives records primarily from Federal agencies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  
 
*[http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ Jimmy Carter Library and Museum], Atlanta, papers of the administration.<br>
 
*[http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ Jimmy Carter Library and Museum], Atlanta, papers of the administration.<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National&nbsp;Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services&nbsp;starting with World War I, and federal employee records.  
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*[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services&nbsp;starting with World War I, and federal employee records.  
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
 
*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.<br>
 
*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.afplweb.com/ Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System], Central Library has county and family histories, census, passenger lists, wills, land, military, directories, newspapers, Ancestry.com. Auburn Avenue Library has African American material.  
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*[http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/courts/probate-court/vital-records.aspx Clayton County Clerk of the Probate Court], Jonesboro, county birth, marriage, death, and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists'' (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 84. {{WorldCat|670125599}}; {{FHL|2364314|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 1999}}.</ref>
*[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ Georgia Archives], Morrow, genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, a few municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright, and bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.  
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*[http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/courts/clerk-of-superior-court.aspx Clayton County Clerk of the Superior Court], Jonesboro, land records, and divorces since 1859, and court records since 1964.<ref name="HBG" />
*[http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Kenan+Research+Center/185.html Atlanta History Center], Kenan Research Center, extensive Georgia family and county histories, Sons of the American Revolution library, holdings for North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama genealogy.  
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*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/dhw-vital-records Fulton County Health Department], Atlanta, births since 1896, deaths since 1887.
*[http://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Geneaylogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.  
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*[[Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Library]], large collection with good coverage of the southeast USA.<ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 33. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> They have county histories, family histories, will indexes, deeds, military rosters, passenger lists, Atlanta city directories, Georgia censuses 1820-1930, local histories, and newspapers.<ref>[http://www.afpls.org/central-hq/66-special-collections Special Collections] in ''Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System'' (accessed 8 January 2016).</ref>
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Soc. of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.  
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*[[Georgia Archives]], Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.</ref> Genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright {{amp}} bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.  
*[http://www.prairiebluff.com/resources/fhc-atl.htm Atlanta Area Family History Centers], can order microfilms from Salt Lake City for a small fee.
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*[[Atlanta History Center]], Kenan Research Center, extensive Georgia family and county histories, Sons of the American Revolution library, holdings for North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama genealogy.  
*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/county/health/ Fulton County Health Department], births since 1896, deaths since 1887.
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*[http://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.  
*[http://home.fultoncourt.org/ Fulton County Clerk of the Probate Court], marriages and probates since 1854.
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.  
*[http://www.fcclk.org/ Fulton County Clerk of the Superior Court], court records, land records, and divorces since 1854.  
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*[http://www.prairiebluff.com/resources/fhc-atl.htm Atlanta Area Family History Centers], where patrons can view limited-access FamilySearch databases.
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]], [[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll]], [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]], [[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]], [[Cobb County, Georgia|Cobb]], [[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]], [[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]], [[Fayette County, Georgia|Fayette]], [[Forsyth County, Georgia|Forsyth]], [[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]], [[Gwinnett County, Georgia|Gwinnett]], [[Henry County, Georgia|Henry]], and [[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]].  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Campbell County, Georgia Genealogy|Campbell]], [[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll]], [[Cherokee County, Georgia Genealogy|Cherokee]], [[Clayton County, Georgia Genealogy|Clayton]], [[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy|Cobb]], [[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta]], [[DeKalb County, Georgia Genealogy|DeKalb]], [[Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy|Fayette]], [[Forsyth County, Georgia Genealogy|Forsyth]], [[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton]], [[Gwinnett County, Georgia Genealogy|Gwinnett]], [[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry]], and [[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding]].  
*[http://www.georgiahistory.com/ Georgia Historical Society], Savannah, 4 million manuscripts, photos, papers, military, diaries, plantation records.  
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*[[Georgia Historical Society]], Savannah, 4 million manuscripts, photos, papers, military, diaries, plantation records. They have almost as many genealogical sources as the Georgia Archives.</ref>
*[http://www.gagensociety.org/ Georgia Genealogical Society], Rome, events, meetings, membership, publications and index, and research tools.  
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*[[Georgia Genealogical Society]], Atlanta, events, meetings, membership, publications and index, and research tools, but no library. They provide advice, but do not conduct research for you.
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*[[University of Georgia Main Library]], Athens, largest collection of early Georgia settlers. Also, they hold county histories, county records, family records, biographies and newspapers.</ref>
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*[[Washington Memorial Library]], Macon, one of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history.<ref>William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> &nbsp;Emphasis on the 13 colonies, American Revolution, and Great Britain.<ref name="GA">[http://www.bibblib.org/genealogy-archives/ The Genealogical and Historical Room] in ''Middle Georgia Regional Library'' (accessed 17 January 2016).</ref>
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*[http://www.archatl.com/offices/archives/ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta] baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, parish records.  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Florida Archives and Libraries|Florida]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[South Carolina Archives and Libraries|South Carolina]], [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Florida Archives and Libraries|Florida]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[South Carolina Archives and Libraries|South Carolina]], [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].  
 
*[http://www.archives.state.al.us/ Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH)], Montgomery, military and state censuses, county records on microfilm, family histories, and newspapers.  
 
*[http://www.archives.state.al.us/ Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH)], Montgomery, military and state censuses, county records on microfilm, family histories, and newspapers.  
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National Archives at Atlanta
National Archives at Atlanta in Morrow, Georgia.

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  atlanta.archives@nara.gov

Address:[1]

5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260

Telephone:[1]  voice 770-968-2100
Fax:  770-968-2547

Hours and holidays:[1]  Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Closed Sundays, federal holidays, and Saturdays that precede any federal holiday observed on a Monday.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]  

  • In Morrow, Georgia six miles southeast of Hartsfield Atlanta Airport. Take I-75 to Exit 233, Morrow. Turn left onto Highway 54/Jonesboro Road. Go about 1-1/2 miles to the second building on the right after Clayton State Blvd.
  • Google Map
  • Buses canceled. Clayton County Transit Bus 501 and Bus 502 on Hwy 54/Jonesboro Road are suspended.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Frequently used genealogy sources include censuses and indexes 1790-1930, immigration ship passenger arrivals for the Eastern and Gulf Coasts 1820-1982, military service records, pensions, bounty land warrants, and indexes 1775-1902, Federal naturalization records of U.S. District Courts, land records, bankruptcies 1940-1998, passport applications, Native American 1893 Dawes Commission records, and African American records including Freedmen's Bank depositors, Freedman's Bureau records, and slave manifests in Mobile 1820-1860, and Savannah 1801-1860. The Archives also provides free Internet access to subscription sites like Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, and HeritageQuestOnline.com. Other records at the Archives are postmaster lists, Southeast states 1865-1866 federal tax lists, Atlanta federal penitentiary inmates 1902-1921, the Tennessee Valley Authority since 1933, draft registrations for World War I and World War II. They also offer genealogical classes and workshops, and have a list of independent researchers for hire.

Recently, 54,000 cubic feet of inactive claims folders from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) were transferred to this archives from the Great Lakes Region Archives. These records contain claim files that have inactive for at least seven years. Active files are still with the RRB. The RRB deals only with individuals who worked on the railroads after 1936. For more information visit www.archives.gov.

Tips

Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Southeast Region staff.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the National Archives at Atlanta, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • Federal Records Center, Ellenwood, GA., receives records primarily from Federal agencies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta, papers of the administration.

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 National Archives at Atlanta at http://www.archives.gov/southeast/#privacy (accessed 13 July 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 84. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
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