Genealogical ResourcesGeneral Resources And Links
This site is only available to authorized users of GALILEO, Georgia's virtual library. A searchable online database of finding aids and collection descriptions for manuscripts and other primary source material available in American archives and special collections.
- Georgia Archives
The Georgia Archives serves as a repository for a great deal of valuable genealogical information.
- Documenting Family
History in Georgia: How to Begin
A brief introduction to research techniques and sources of use to the Georgia genealogist.
- Vital Records
Information on birth, marriage, and death records held in the Georgia Archives.
- Land Records
Information on each of the eight early 19th century Georgia land distribution lotteries.
- Census Records
Information on the contents, arrangement, and use of federal census data; information on surviving Georgia state census records.
- African American Resources
Information on federal, state, county, and private papers applicable to African American genealogy.
- Passports to the Cherokee
and Creek Nations
Information on 18th and 19th century travel documents for Indian Territory held by the Archives.
- Georgia Archives Online Catalog
Search the Georgia Archives catalog online.
- Documenting Family History in Georgia: How to Begin
Georgia Genealogy Bibliography
Lengthy bibliography of Georgia-related resources for genealogists; from the Augusta Genealogical Society website.
Georgia Genealogical Society
Contains useful links, research tools, and information about society events and publications.
Georgia GenWeb Project
Site includes links to Georgia history, maps, and other information useful to the genealogist. Includes individual research pages for Georgia counties.
Georgia Historical Society
Includes information about the society's library and archive, membership and activities, publications, historical markers and other topics.
Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board
The GHRAB homepage includes a detailed directory of hundreds of local and state history organizations and repositories.
- National Archives and Records Administration - Atlanta
The NARA's Southeast Region facility serves eight states and contains a wealth of relevant historical and genealogical data.
- Genealogy Page The main genealogy page includes lists of available documents and resources, instructions on database searching and ordering of documents, as well as many links to similarly useful information.
- Selected Finding Aids Selected finding aids for documents held by the National Archives and Records Administration's Southeast Region facility.
UGA Genealogy Resources
Bibliography of genealogy resources available in University of Georgia libraries.
African American Biographical Database
This site is only available to authorized users of GALILEO, Georgia's virtual library. Biographical profiles and sketches, some with illustrations, from 1790 to 1950; contains material from biographical dictionaries and other sources.
African American Newspapers: 19th Century
This site is only available to authorized users of GALILEO, Georgia's virtual library. Searchable full-text database of seven black newspapers from the 1800s.
Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia [Digital Library of Georgia]
The reports include a broad range of data about the city and population of Savannah. They date from 1855 to 1917; most reports were produced between 1881 and 1917.
Cemeteries of Georgia
Partial cemetery list by county, with detailed directions for finding the sites and some grave lists.
Southeastern Native American Documents [Digital Library of Georgia]
Digitized documents relating primarily to the Creeks and Cherokees, but including resources on the Seminoles, Chickasaws, and Choctaws.
Screven County Genealogy Search Engine
User may search or browse Screvens County genealogical records by first and last name.
Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection
A database of Georgia historic photographs; keyword searching can be used to locate pictures of specific individuals and places. Only a portion of the collection has been digitized.
Vanishing Georgia [Digital Library of Georgia]
A database of Georgia historic photographs; keyword searching can be used to locate pictures of specific individuals and places.
Athens Clarke County Public Library Heritage Room Resources
Detailed list of genealogical and other resources available in the Heritage Room at the ACCPL.
Augusta Genealogical Society Library
The AGS library contains manuscripts, maps, a large reference collection, and specialized genealogical data.
Cherokee Regional Library Georgia History and Genealogy Room
Site includes list of resources available, including files with information about local families.
Dekalb History Center
Information on local history collections is provided, along with online access to marriage, death, land, census, military, and judicial records.
Georgia Division of Public Health
Information relating to birth and death certificates in Georgia, including the location of state vital records offices and procedures for requesting records.
Ladson Genealogical Library
Information about collections and policies at the Ladson Library, located in Vidalia.
Macon Bibb Co. Public Libary Genealogical and Historical Room
Includes list of print resources, history of the society, and instructions for carrying out research in the genealogical and historical room.
Thomaston Upson Archives
Brief description of local history materials, newspapers, and manuscripts available at the facility.
Troup County Archives Holdings and Databases
Findings aids for a variety of holdings including records from the city of LaGrange and Troup County, as well as family history, local history, education, church, business, and Civil War records.