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They do not conduct research to assist individuals with personal genealogical research. They have no permanent library collection of their own, office space, or support staff. <ref name="Contact Us" /><br><br>  
 
They do not conduct research to assist individuals with personal genealogical research. They have no permanent library collection of their own, office space, or support staff. <ref name="Contact Us" /><br><br>  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
 
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=== Guides  ===
 
 
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
 
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
{''&nbsp;'''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>  
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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>
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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.
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records. Many '''''Georgia Archives&nbsp;''''' microfilms are also available at branch '''''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]&nbsp;''''' in local LDS churches, and described in their online [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]].<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.</ref>  
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases including Georgia and other Southern states.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.</ref>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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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>
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*[http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Kenan+Research+Center/185.html 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.
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*[http://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Geneaylogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Soc. of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.
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*[http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/ Jimmy Carter Library and Museum], Atlanta, papers of the administration.<br>  
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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.
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*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/dhw-vital-records Fulton County Health Department], Atlanta, births since 1896, deaths since 1887.
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*[http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/courts/probate-court/vital-records.aspx Clayton County Clerk of the Probate Court], Jonesboro, county birth, marriage, death, and probate records.
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*[http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/courts/clerk-of-superior-court.aspx Clayton County Clerk of the Superior Court], Jonesboro, land records, and divorces since 1859, and court records since 1964.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[DeKalb County, Georgia Genealogy|DeKalb]], [[Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy|Fayette]], [[Fulton County, Georgia Genealogy|Fulton]], [[Henry County, Georgia Genealogy|Henry]], and [[Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy|Spalding]].
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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" />
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*[[Georgia Genealogical Society]], Atlanta, events, meetings, membership, publications and index, and research tools, but no library.<ref>[http://www.gagensociety.org/about/contact Contact Us] in ''Georgia Genealogical Society'' (accessed 8 January 2016).</ref>
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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" />
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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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*[[Alabama Department of Archives and History]] (ADAH), Montgomery, military and state censuses, county records on microfilm, family histories, and newspapers.
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*[[State Archives of Florida]], Tallahassee, public records, family/county histories, Memory Project.
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*[[North Carolina State Archives]], Raleigh, has so many county court records they have not all been cataloged,<ref name="DB85">Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.</ref> NC government records at the state, district, and county levels, maps, war records.<ref>[http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Public/Collections.aspx Collections] in ''State Archives of North Carolina '' (accessed 7 February 2014).</ref>
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*[[South Carolina Department of Archives and History]], Columbia, county, district, colonial, state records, censuses, wills, Confederate penions, criminals, and land grants.
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*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville, vital records, censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, military records, Native Americans, newspapers, obituary lists, and maps.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 06:47, 11 January 2016

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Georgia Genealogical Society

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Contact form

Address:[2]

Georgia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 550247
Atlanta, GA 30355-2747

Telephone:  n/a

Internet site:

  • Georgia Genealogical Society webinars, seminars, meetings, blog, newsletter, and their two publications Researching Your Civil War Ancestors, and Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Georgia Genealogical Society can offer genealogical research advice.

Their publication, the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, has compiled information about Georgia families, but only the first 20 years have a comprehensive index.

They do not conduct research to assist individuals with personal genealogical research. They have no permanent library collection of their own, office space, or support staff. [2]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Georgia Genealogical Society, 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.[3]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.[4]
  • Federal Records Center, Ellenwood, GA., receives federal agency and court records of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records. Many Georgia Archives  microfilms are also available at branch FamilySearch Centers  in local LDS churches, and described in their online FamilySearch Catalog.[5]
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases including Georgia and other Southern states.[6]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Contact in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 11 January 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 11 January 2016).
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 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.
  8. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  9. Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 8 January 2016).
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.
  11. Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).