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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
{'' '''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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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.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.</ref>  
*''such as:'' NARA I
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*[[National Archives at Atlanta]] federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.</ref>
*NARA II
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*[http://www.archives.gov/frc/atlanta/index.html Federal Records Center], Ellenwood, GA., receives federal agency and court records of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
*National Archives at _____
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*[[Georgia Archives]], Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.<ref name="DB33" /> 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.
*State Archives
 
*State Library
 
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*National Personnel Records Center
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*[Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library], have the best set of family folders in Georgia.<ref name="DB33">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> They also have Civil War records, DAR and Revolutionary War records, pension and bounty land records, immigration indexes, censuses, church records and histories.<ref>''CCGS Inventory'' an MS Excel database with link on [http://www.ccgsinc.org/researchlibrary/digital-records/ Records - Digital and Print] in ''Coweta County Genealogical Society'' (accessed 12 January 2016).</ref>
*LC
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*[[Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library]], Homerville, their genealogical collection covers the Southeast United States well.<ref name="DB33" />
*FHL
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*[[Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library]] good collection of southern states family history material such as immigration records, marriages and deaths, Internet access, censuses, and state and county histories.<ref name="RW">[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lostalbro/res.htm Library Resources] in ''The Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library'' (accessed 8 January 2016).</ref>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*County Vital Records Office
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*[http://www.county-courthouse.com/ga/newnan/probate-court-of-coweta-county Coweta County Clerk of the Probate Court], Newnan, county births and deaths since 1919; marriage and probate records since 1828.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists'' (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 85. {{WorldCat|670125599}}; {{FHL|2364314|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 1999}}.</ref>
*City Vital Records Office
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*[http://www.coweta.ga.us/index.aspx?page=199 Coweta County Clerk of the Superior Court], Newnan, divorce, court, and land records since 1828.<ref name="HBG" />
*County Archives
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*[http://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com/ Newnan-Coweta Historical Society]
*County Orphan's Court
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*[http://cowt.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/?rm=ABOUT+CPLS0%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7C1%7C%7C%7Ctrue&dt=list Coweta Public Library System]
*County Probate Court
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*[[Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Central Library]], large collection with good coverage of the southeast USA.<ref name="DB33">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>
*County Recorder
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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.
*County Coroner
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*[http://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.  
*U.S. District Court
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.
*County and local historical societies
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*[http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ Jimmy Carter Library and Museum], Atlanta, papers of the administration.<br>
*County and local genealogical societies
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*[http://www.prairiebluff.com/resources/fhc-atl.htm Atlanta Area Family History Centers], can order microfilms from [[Family History Library|Salt Lake City]] for a small fee.
*Public Libraries
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*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/dhw-vital-records Fulton County Health Department], Atlanta, births since 1896, deaths since 1887.
*Museums and heritage societies
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll]], [[Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy|Fayette]], [[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton]], [[Heard County, Georgia Genealogy|Heard]], [[Meriwether County, Georgia Genealogy|Meriwether]], [[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding]], and [[Troup County, Georgia Genealogy|Troup]].  
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:''''' [[Brooks County, Georgia|Brooks]], [[Cook County, Georgia|Cook]], [[Mitchell County, Georgia|Mitchell]], [[Thomas County, Georgia|Thomas]], [[Tift County, Georgia|Tift]], and [[Worth County, Georgia|Worth]].  
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*[[DeKalb History Center]], Decatur, subject files, biographical files, cemetery index, maps, manuscripts, photographs, rare books, memoirs, yearbooks, and Atlanta City and suburban directories.<ref>[http://www.dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_archives_collections.htm Collections] in ''DeKalb History Center'' (accessed 11 September 2015).</ref>
*State Vital Records Office
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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 name="DB33" />
*State Historical Society  
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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.<ref>[http://www.gagensociety.org/about/contact Contact Us] in ''Georgia Genealogical Society'' (accessed 8 January 2016).</ref>
*State Genealogical Society  
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*[[Georgia Salzburger Society]], Rincon, histories, journals, genealogical records, and church histories.<ref>[http://visitebenezer.com/sites/living-history-museum/ Living History Museum] in ''Visit Ebenezer'' (accessed 11 September 2015).</ref>
*University Libraries
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*[http://www.archatl.com/offices/archives/ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta] baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, parish records.
*Church archives  
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*[[University of Georgia Main Library]], Athens, largest collection for early Georgia settlers. Also, they hold county histories, county records, family records, biographies and newspapers.<ref name="DB33" />
*Repositories in '''''surrounding states:''''' [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Florida Archives and Libraries|Florida]], [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[South Carolina Archives and Libraries|South Carolina]], and [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Florida Archives and Libraries|Florida]], [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[South Carolina Archives and Libraries|South Carolina]], and [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].
  
 
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  mccls@mccls.org

Address:[2] [3]

Street address:  Moultrie-Colquitt County Library
204 5th Street, Southeast
Moultrie, Georgia 31768 USA

Mailing address:  Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library
P.O. Box 2828
Moultrie, GA 31776 USA

Telephone:[2]  229-985-6540

Hours and Holidays:[4]  8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday. Closed major holidays.

Map, Directions, and Public transportation

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library in the south wing of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library emphasizes Scottish immigrants to America, but also has a good basic American genealogy collection.[5] Their collection is an archives for more than 130 Scottish clan organizations, houses many rare books including an original edition of Scottish Peerage, and the Emmett Lucas Collection about the southeastern United States, the Civil War and migration routes west. They have a good collection of newspapers. The Odom Genealogy Library is considered one of the three "crown jewels" of genealogy repositories in the Georgia public library system.[6]

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Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, 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.[7]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.[8]
  • Federal Records Center, Ellenwood, GA., receives federal agency and court records of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Georgia Archives, Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.[9] 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 & bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.

Similar Collections

  • [Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library], have the best set of family folders in Georgia.[9] They also have Civil War records, DAR and Revolutionary War records, pension and bounty land records, immigration indexes, censuses, church records and histories.[10]
  • Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library, Homerville, their genealogical collection covers the Southeast United States well.[9]
  • Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library good collection of southern states family history material such as immigration records, marriages and deaths, Internet access, censuses, and state and county histories.[11]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Ask a Genealogist in Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library (accessed 13 May 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Directions in Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library (accessed 13 May 2015).
  3. Mailing Address in Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library (accessed 13 May 2015).
  4. Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library in Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library (accessed 13 May 2015).
  5. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 33. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  6. Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library brochure in Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library (accessed 13 May 2015).
  7. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "DB33" defined multiple times with different content
  10. CCGS Inventory an MS Excel database with link on Records - Digital and Print in Coweta County Genealogical Society (accessed 12 January 2016).
  11. Library Resources in The Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library (accessed 8 January 2016).
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 85. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  13. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  14. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  15. Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 8 January 2016).
  16. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 11 September 2015).