Georgia Genealogists

Our Georgia genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archiaaves and libraries in Georgia, including:

  • Georgia State Archives
    Death certificates, Confederate pension applications, Chatham County deed books, Colonial wills
  • National Archives at Atlanta
    About 180,000 cubic feet of archival holdings dating from 1716 to the 1980s, primarily textual records but also maps, photographs, and architectural drawings
  • Georgia Historical Society Library (GHS)
    Premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history with the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation; the oldest continuously operated historical society in the South
  • Macon - Bibb County Public Libraries
    One of the most outstanding reference collections of its type in the South; provides source material for tracing lineage; houses old and irreplaceable records of local and regional history, including over 32,000 volumes and 24,000 microforms.
  • John E. Ladson Jr. Genealogical and Historical Library
    30,000 books, pamphlets, manuscripts, periodicals, films covering state and county histories, marriages, deaths, censuses, church records, Confederate rosters, biographies, family histories, periodicals, and heraldry
  • Kenan Research Center
    Garrett Necrology (1855-1933), Atlanta Constitution (1868-present), Atlanta Georgian (1906-1924), Atlanta Intelligencer 1860s, Atlanta Journal (1883-1977), Fulton County Daily Report (1928-1992), books on southern states and Civil War
  • DeKalb History Center
    Biographies, cemetery index, maps, The Atlanta Historical Bulletin (1929-1950), Countryman newspaper (1862-1866), Justice of Peace records (1880-1960), Plat Books (1910-1936) Court recprds (1836-1887), Tax digests (1846-1880), Register of Free Persons of Color, Freedman Record
  • University of Georgia in Athens
    30,638 burials in Georgia, bibliographical collection of Georgia families, Africans in Georgia 1870, Georgia Ancestor Roster, United Daughters of Confederacy records (1895-1995), Confederate Graves/Georgia
  • Georgia State University in Atlanta
    Houses over 1.5 million volumes, 1.6 million microfilms, 750,000 government documents, 19,000 linear feet of manuscripts, almost 8 million graphics, 10,000 maps
  • Atlanta Fulton County Library
    County and family histories, wills, deeds, military rosters, Atlanta city directories, maps, periodicals, newspapers
  • Cobb County Library
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1886-present), Marietta Daily Journal (1868-present), Cobb County Times (1916-1968), books on southeastern states; African-American history, including oral history of Cobb County and Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Georgia include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1699
  • Births and deaths have been recorded by the state government from 1919 to the present
  • Marriage records have been kept by the state since June 9, 1952.
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
  • State and colonial census records were recorded from 1738 to 1938
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1777 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Georgia have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1900s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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