Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library

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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.[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.

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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).