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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
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.<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> 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.<ref>[http://www.mccls.org/Brochures/Genealogy%20Brochure%20Aug%2026%20AM.pdf Ellen Payne Odom  Genealogy Library] brochure in ''Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library'' (accessed 13 May 2015).</ref>  
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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.<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> 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.<ref>[http://www.mccls.org/Brochures/Genealogy%20Brochure%20Aug%2026%20AM.pdf Ellen Payne Odom  Genealogy Library] brochure in ''Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library'' (accessed 13 May 2015).</ref>  
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[[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.
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*[[Georgia Archives]], Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.</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.
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[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>  
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*[[Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room]] book, map, microfilm and archival collection spans the southeastern USA and East Coast, with some New England, vertical files, surname files, and newspapers. Local history holdings include vertical files, surname files and newspapers.<ref>[http://www.athenslibrary.org/athens/departments/heritage] in ''Athens Regional Library System'' (accessed 19 August 2020).</ref>
*[[Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library]], Homerville, their genealogical collection covers the Southeast United States well,<ref name="DB33" /> including 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north Florida.<ref>[https://www.huxford.com/History.html Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History] in ''Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc.'' (accessed 15 January 2016).</ref>  
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*[[Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library]], have the best set of family folders in Georgia.<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> 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>  
*[[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>
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*[[Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library]], Homerville, their genealogical collection covers the Southeast United States well,</ref> including 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north Florida.<ref>[https://www.huxford.com/History.html Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History] in ''Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc.'' (accessed 15 January 2016).</ref>  
*[http://www.bibblib.org/genealogy-archives Washington Memorial Library], Macon, one of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history.<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> &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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*[[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>  
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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>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.ccboc.com/government/courts/probate_court.php Colquitt County Clerk of the Probate Court], [[Image:Fire.png|right|28px|Fire.png]]Moultrie, county births, marriages, deaths, and probate records. A fire destroyed some records in 1881.<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>  
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*[http://www.ccboc.com/departments/probate_court/index.php Colquitt County Clerk of the Probate Court], [[Image:Fire.png|right|28px|Fire.png]]Moultrie, county births, marriages, deaths, and probate records. A fire destroyed some records in 1881.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists'' (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 84. {{WorldCat|670125599}}; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/740321?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL Book 973 D27e 1999].</ref>  
*[http://www.coweta.ga.us/index.aspx?page=199 Colquitt County Clerk of the Superior Court], Moultrie, divorce, court, and land records.<ref name="HBG" />  
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*[http://www.ccboc.com/government/courts/superior_court.php Colquitt County Clerk of the Superior Court], Moultrie, divorce, court, and land records.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*Colquitt County Historical Society  
 
*Colquitt County Historical Society  
 
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy|Berrien]], [[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks]], [[Cook County, Georgia Genealogy|Cook]], [[Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy|Mitchell]], [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]], [[Tift County, Georgia Genealogy|Tift]], and [[Worth County, Georgia Genealogy|Worth]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Berrien County, Georgia Genealogy|Berrien]], [[Brooks County, Georgia Genealogy|Brooks]], [[Cook County, Georgia Genealogy|Cook]], [[Mitchell County, Georgia Genealogy|Mitchell]], [[Thomas County, Georgia Genealogy|Thomas]], [[Tift County, Georgia Genealogy|Tift]], and [[Worth County, Georgia Genealogy|Worth]].  
*[[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>  
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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>  
 
*[[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.  
 
*[[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://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.  
 
*[http://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>  
*[[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" />  
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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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.  
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.  
 
*[http://www.archatl.com/offices/archives/ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta] baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, parish records.  
 
*[http://www.archatl.com/offices/archives/ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta] baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, parish records.  
*[[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" />  
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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>  
 
*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]].
 
*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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Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library
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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]

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.</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 & bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.

Similar Collections

  • Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room book, map, microfilm and archival collection spans the southeastern USA and East Coast, with some New England, vertical files, surname files, and newspapers. Local history holdings include vertical files, surname files and newspapers.[9]
  • Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library, have the best set of family folders in Georgia.[10] They also have Civil War records, DAR and Revolutionary War records, pension and bounty land records, immigration indexes, censuses, church records and histories.[11]
  • Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library, Homerville, their genealogical collection covers the Southeast United States well,</ref> including 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north Florida.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • Washington Memorial Library, Macon, one of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history.[14]  Emphasis on the 13 colonies, American Revolution, and Great Britain.[15]

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. [1] in Athens Regional Library System (accessed 19 August 2020).
  10. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  11. CCGS Inventory an MS Excel database with link on Records - Digital and Print in Coweta County Genealogical Society (accessed 12 January 2016).
  12. Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History in Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc. (accessed 15 January 2016).
  13. Library Resources in The Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library (accessed 8 January 2016).
  14. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  15. The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
  16. 16.0 16.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 84. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  17. 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.
  18. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  19. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  20. Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 8 January 2016).
  21. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 11 September 2015).