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It is good to acquaint yourself with just about any repository in Georgia that you might explore by communicating with to the relevant archive or library ahead of time.

The majority of, if not all, Georgia repositories include published materials that introduce its collections as well as research policy.

Georgia archives and historical institutions likewise have Internet web sites that supply equivalent resources. Some perhaps contain downloadable lists for some or parts of their collections.

Georgia Archives

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Georgia Libraries

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Georgia Museums

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Georgia Periodicals

Genealogical journals offer a number of sources of information and facts, they are often dismissed by genealogy researchers and genealogist in looking for family history. A large number of regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies produce periodicals that have records pertaining to the region or area they serve. Sometimes these publications carry articles with regards to records which aren't readily available elsewhere.

  • Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly (Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Genealogical Society, 1964–present)
  • Georgia Historical Quarterly published by the Georgia Historical Society
  • Atlanta History A Journal of Georgia and the South published by the Atlanta Historical Society
  • Georgia Genealogical Magazine (Easley, S.C.: Silas E. Lucas, Jr., 1961–present)

Georgia Historical & Genealogical Societies

For almost every state there is a state genealogical society, a state genealogical council, or both. Together with their own work, Georgia groups sometimes help synchronize the efforts of area societies throughout the Georgia. Their specific publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those published from the local area societies.

State or Regional Societies

  • Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA 31401; Tel: 912-651-2125912-651-2128, Fax: 912-651-2831
  • Georgia Genealogical Society - P.O. Box 54574, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0575
  • Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society - Post Office Box 5063, Rome, Georgia 30162-5063 Covers Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Towns, Union, Walker, White, Whitfield Counties
  • East Georgia Genealogical Society - P. O. Box 117, Winder, GA 30680; Email: gaeggs@yahoo.com Covers Banks, Barrow, Butts, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Franklin, Glascock, Greene, Gwinnett, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rockdale, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Warren and Wilkes Counties
  • Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society - P.O. Box 4672, Albany, GA 31706; Email: swggs@swggs.org Covers Baker , Ben Hill , Calhoun , Clay , Colquitt , Crisp , Decatur , Dooly , Dougherty , Early , Grady , Irwin , Lee , Marion, Miller , Mitchell, Quitman , Randolph , Schley , Seminole , Stewart , Sumter , Terrell , Thomas , Tift , Turner , Webster , Wilcox and Worth Counties
  • Central Georgia Genealogial Society - Post Office Box 2024, Warner Robins, GA 31099 Covers Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Upson, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox and Wilkinson Counties
  • South Georgia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 246, Ochlocknee 31773
  • West Central Georgia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2291, Lagrange 30241
  • West Georgia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1051, Lagrange 30241

County, City, Town or Township Societies

Religious and Ethnic Societies

Georgia Newspapers & Publications

Georgia Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) include all sorts of valuable facts pertaining to specific ancestors, entire lineages and families, places in time, and regarding all types of genealogical records and repositories. They let you uncover a wealth of details about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These types of sources may often supplement public records and supply facts that is not documented someplace else. Here, you can study more concerning your ancestor's potential every day activities by setting them in the framework of their time.

There are over 100 repositories for manuscripts in the state of Georgia. Two of the biggest manuscript collections in the state are located at the Georgia Historical Society and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscripts Library of the University of Georgia Libraries in Athens.

Books

Newspapers - Georgia newspapers can supply all types of ideas about historical events, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and considerably more.

The largest newspaper collections for Georgia are located at the University of Georgia Libraries in Athens and the Georgia Archives. Other collections can be found at public libraries, universities, and genealogical libraries as well, but most of them are not as large.

The University of Georgia Libraries is currently conducting a Georgia Newspaper Project. The project is ongoing, with more than 8,000 reels of microfilm containing newspapers to date. Copies of the collection are available for sale. Large indexes to Savannah newspapers from 1763 to 1845 can be found in various locations, including the Georgia Historical Society, FHL, University of Georgia Libraries in Athens, and the Georgia Archives. The Annals of Savannah, which was published by the Works Projects Administration (WPA), contains abstracts and indexes for Savannah newspapers from 1850 to 1898. Milledgeville and Augusta early newspapers have also been indexed.

Death and marriage notice abstracts have also been indexed and published by several newspapers in Georgia.

Georgia Newspapers & Publications

Georgia Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) include all sorts of valuable facts pertaining to specific ancestors, entire lineages and families, places in time, and regarding all types of genealogical records and repositories. They let you uncover a wealth of details about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These types of sources may often supplement public records and supply facts that is not documented someplace else. Here, you can study more concerning your ancestor's potential every day activities by setting them in the framework of their time.

The largest newspaper collections for Georgia are located at the University of Georgia Libraries in Athens and the Georgia Archives. Other collections can be found at public libraries, universities, and genealogical libraries as well, but most of them are not as large.

The University of Georgia Libraries is currently conducting a Georgia Newspaper Project. The project is ongoing, with more than 8,000 reels of microfilm containing newspapers to date. Copies of the collection are available for sale. Large indexes to Savannah newspapers from 1763 to 1845 can be found in various locations, including the Georgia Historical Society, FHL, University of Georgia Libraries in Athens, and the Georgia Archives. The Annals of Savannah, which was published by the Works Projects Administration (WPA), contains abstracts and indexes for Savannah newspapers from 1850 to 1898. Milledgeville and Augusta early newspapers have also been indexed.

Death and marriage notice abstracts have also been indexed and published by several newspapers in Georgia.

There are over 100 repositories for manuscripts in the state of Georgia. Two of the biggest manuscript collections in the state are located at the Georgia Historical Society and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscripts Library of the University of Georgia Libraries in Athens.

Books

Newspapers - Georgia newspapers can supply all types of ideas about historical events, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and considerably more.

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