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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;[mailto:repository@whatever.net n/a]  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="About">[http://www.gagensociety.org/contact Contact] in ''Georgia Genealogical Society'' (accessed 11 January 2016).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.gagensociety.org/contact Contact] form<br>
  
[mailto:repository@whatever.net]'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
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'''Address:'''<ref name="Contact Us">[http://www.gagensociety.org/about/contact Contact Us] in ''Georgia Genealogical Society'' (accessed 11 January 2016).</ref>  
  
Georgia Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 550247<br>Atlanta, GA 30355-2747  
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:Georgia Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 550247<br>Atlanta, GA 30355-2747<br><br>
  
The Georgia Genealogical Society has no permanent office space, support staff or Library<ref>[http://www.gagensociety.org/about/contact Contact Us] in ''Georgia Genealogical Society'' (accessed 8 January 2016).</ref>
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'''Telephone:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;n/a
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;n/a
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'''Internet site:''' <br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*[http://www.gagensociety.org/ Georgia Genealogical Society] webinars, seminars, meetings, blog, newsletter, and their two publications ''Researching Your Civil War Ancestors'', and ''Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly''. <br>
 
 
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
 
 
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
 
 
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
 
*Repository catalog online. <br>
 
*Repository database. <br>
 
*other(s).<br>
 
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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The '''Georgia Genealogical Society''' can offer genealogical research advice.  
 
 
=== Tips  ===
 
 
 
{Optional}
 
  
=== Guides  ===
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Their publication, the ''Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', has compiled information about Georgia families, but only the first 20 years have a comprehensive index.
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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They do not conduct research. They have no permanent library collection of their own, office space, or support staff. <ref name="Contact Us" /><br><br>
  
 
=== 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 find the record you seek through 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>  
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*[[Georgia Archives]], Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 33.</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.
 
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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, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many '''''Georgia Archives&nbsp;''''' microfilms are also available at branch '''''[[Introduction to Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]&nbsp;''''' in local church buildings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 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>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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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.fultoncountyga.gov/fcprobate-information-center2 Fulton County Clerk of the Probate Court], Atlanta, county marriages, and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists'' (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 86. {{WorldCat|670125599}}; {{FHL|2364314|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 1999}}.</ref>
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*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/scc-home Fulton County Clerk of the Superior Court], Atlanta, land records, divorces, and court records since 1854.<ref name="HBG" />
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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>
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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.
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*[http://aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Society 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 view limited-access FamilySearch databases.
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*[http://www.archatl.com/offices/archives/ Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta] baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, parish records.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Carroll County, Georgia Genealogy|Carroll]], [[Clayton County, Georgia Genealogy|Clayton]], [[Cobb County, Georgia Genealogy|Cobb]], [[Coweta County, Georgia Genealogy|Coweta]], [[DeKalb County, Georgia Genealogy|DeKalb]], [[Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy|Douglas]], [[Fayette County, Georgia Genealogy|Fayette]], and [[Gwinnett County, Georgia Genealogy|Gwinnett]].
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*[[Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library]], Newnan, has the best set of family folders in Georgia.</ref>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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.
  
 
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[[Category:Georgia (state) Archives and Libraries]] [[Category:Georgia (state) Societies]] [[Category:Georgia, United States]] [[Category:Fulton_County,_Georgia]] [[Category:United_States_Repositories]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:27, 14 May 2019

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. They have no permanent library collection of their own, office space, or support staff. [2]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find the record you seek through 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.
  • Georgia Archives, Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.[5] 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.
  • 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, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many Georgia Archives  microfilms are also available at branch FamilySearch Centers  in local church buildings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and described in their online FamilySearch Catalog.[6]
  • 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.[7]

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, 33.
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  7. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 86. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  9. 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.
  10. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  11. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  12. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 11 September 2015).
  13. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  14. The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
  15. Dollarhide and Bremer, 85.
  16. Collections in State Archives of North Carolina (accessed 7 February 2014).