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Georgia Genealogy Resources

  • Austin, Jeannette Holland. The Georgia Frontier. 3 Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006, 2005. Volume I: Colonial Families to the Revolutionary War Period. Volume II: Revolutionary War Families to Mid-1800s. Volume III: Descendants of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Families.

  • Austin, Jeannette Holland. Georgia Intestate Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1986. This work contains abstracts of the intestate records of the 57 Georgia counties formed before the 1832 Land Lottery, plus those for Dawson (1857), Fulton (1853), Webster (1853), and White (1857) counties. Besides the name of the deceased and the dates of the various court papers, information in the abstracts includes the names of the administrators, sureties, and guardians (often relatives of the deceased), names of the surviving spouse and children, names of orphan children and heirs, and, where a will is recorded, names of legatees.
     
  • Blair, Ruth, editor. Some Early Tax Digests of Georgia, 1790-1918. 2 volumes. Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Archives, 1926.
     
  • Bryan, Mary G. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1785 to 1809. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1959, 2001.
     
  • Bryan, Mary G. and William Dumont. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1810 to 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1964.
     
  • Coulter, E. Merton and Albert B. Saye. A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia. Baltimore, Maryland, 2006, 1949, 1967.

  • Davidson, Grace Gillam. Early Records of Georgia: Wilkes County. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1992.
     
  • De Lamar, Marie and Elisabeth Rothstein. The Reconstructed 1790 Census of Georgia
    Substitutes for Georgia's Lost 1790 Census
    . Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006, 1976.Extracted data found in wills, deeds, tax digests, court minutes, voters' lists, newspapers, and other contemporary records--records roughly contemporaneous with the 1790 census--and they have identified about 15,000 Georgians who were living at the time of the 1790 census.

  • Digital Library of Georgia. The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to 500,000 digital objects in 105 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. Though this represents only a fraction of Georgia's cultural treasures, the Digital Library of Georgia continues to grow through its partnerships with libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, and allied organizations across the state.
     
  • Dumont, William H. Colonial Georgia Genealogical Data, 1748-1783. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1988.
     
  • 1838-1879 Georgia State Census Records. Microfilmed under this title by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957, 1961. Film # 7010.

  • Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865. Images of records of Federal (Union) prisoners of war confined at Andersonville prison 1864-1865. The collection consists of prison hospital admissions, death and burial records, registers of prison departures, prisoner claims for reimbursements, and consolidated monthly reports. This collection is NARA microfilm publication M1303 and is from Record Group 249 Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners. Some records may be difficult to read. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960.  Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Georgia. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. FamilySearch.
     
  • Georgia Civil War Pension Records. Georgia State University is undertaking this community service project to provide access to the Georgia Department of Archives and History's collection of microfilmed pension records of Georgia confederate civil war veterans and their widows.

  • Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Georgia. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M266. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Union service records of soldiers who served in the First Battalion of Georgia Infantry. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M403. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998. Index of deaths from the Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927. – Imaged Records – Name index and images of Georgia statewide deaths. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia Deaths, 1928-1930 – Imaged Records – Name Index and images of Georgia statewide deaths. Original records are arranged chronologically by year and then by certificate numbers. FamilySearch.
     
  • Georgia Department of Archives and History. The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.
     
  • Georgia GenWeb Project.

  • Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909. Collection of individual documents from Georgia’s original land grant system, the headright and bounty system, 1783-1909. Bounty lands were awarded for service in the Revolutionary War. Headright law provided the head of a family with a grant of land. The records were filmed at the Georgia State Archives in Morrow. This collection is being published as images become available. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia Historical Newspapers, 1750-1925. A very diverse collection, from the 18th century, forward.

  • Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Georgia - 1,152,385 records as of 6 May, 2010. FamilySearch.

  • Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975. This collection includes records of probate proceedings from Georgia counties. The records include estate files, inventories, wills, administrations, minutes, guardianships and other records related to probate. FamilySearch.
     
  • Georgia Roots Gateway.
     
  • Georgia State Facts and History.

  • Georgia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1942. Draft registration cards arranged numerically by local board number then alphabetically by surname of registrant. The 4x6 cards (SSS-1 forms) cover a special classification of individuals born between 1897 and 1929 and covers multiple registrations The collection was located at the NARA SW region in Forth Worth Texas. For additional information about this collection contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The cards are part of Record Group 147: Records of the Selective Service System,1926-1975. FamilySearch.
     
  • Georgia's Land Lotteries, 1805-1832.

  • Georgia's Virtual Vault. This is your portal to some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.
     
  • Graham, Paul K., compiler. 1805 Georgia Land Lottery: Fortunate Drawers and Grantees. Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Company, 2004.

  • Guide to Selected Sources in the University of Georgia Libraries.

  • Gwinnett County, Georgia: Marriages, 1833-1900. Lawrenceville, Georgia: Gwinnett Historical Society, 2007.
     
  • Higgins, Margaret Elliott, editor. Georgia Genealogical Gems. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1981.
     
  • An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 1789-1817. 5 volumes. Spartanburg, South Carolina: R.J. Taylor Foundation, 1986.
     
  • Indexes to Seven State Census Reports for Cos. in Georgia 1838-1845. Atlanta, Georgia: R.J. Taylor Foundation, 1975.
     
  • Jones, George Fenwick. The Germans of Colonial Georgia, 1733-1783. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986. "This list aims to include all German-speaking inhabitants of Georgia during the colonial period (1733-1783)."
     
  • LaFar, Mable Freeman and Caroline Price Wilson. Abstracts of Wills, Chatham County, Georgia, 1773-1817. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1933, 1963.
     
  • McCall, Mrs. Howard H. Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia. Volume I.  Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1941.
     
  • McCall, Mrs. Howard H. Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia. Volume II. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1968.
     
  • McCall, Mrs. Howard H. Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia. Volume III. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1969.

  • Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive.
     
  • Muster Rolls CSA Units.

  • Newspapers. Digital Library of Georgia.
     
  • Poss, Faye Stone. Jackson County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings, The Forest News, June 1875 to January 1881. Snellville, Georgia: The author, 2005.
     
  • Rice, Earldene, compiler. Index to Some Early Tax Digests of Georgia. 1971.
     
  • Smith, Gerald J. To Seek a Newer World: A History of Columbia County Georgia. Appling, Georgia: Columbia County Historical Society, 2001.
     
  • Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society.
     
  • Stewart, William C. Gone to Georgia. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1965, 1999.
     
  • Substitute for Georgia's Lost 1790 Census. Albany, Georgia: Delwyn Associates, 1975.
     
  • Surviving Georgia State Censuses. Scattered state census returns for 1827, 1838, 1845, 1852 and 1859 at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Morrow, Georgia.
     
  • Wood, Virginia S. and Ralph V. Woods, transcribers and indexers. 1805 Georgia Land Lottery. Cambridge: Greenwood Press, 1964.