Georgia Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Georgia

Explore research in Georgia.


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Goal 1: Learn about Georgia research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Georgia ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Georgia research strategies.
    FS—Basic Georgia Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Georgia research on Ancestry.
    AC—Georgia Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Georgia research.
    AC—Georgia State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Georgia Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Georgia Record Finder
  5. For African American research, study the Georgia state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Georgia



Goal 2: Learn about Georgia archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Georgia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Georgia state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Georgia.
  4. 3. Explore Georgia Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Georgia.
  6. Explore the Digital Library of Georgia site .
  7. Explore the Books We Own site for Georgia genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  8. Search for free online books on Georgia research on the FamilySearch site.
  9. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Georgia city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Directories
  2. Explore Georgia city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Georgia city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Georgia historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Georgia vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Georgia Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Georgia Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Georgia vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Georgia birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Georgia birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Georgia Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Georgia vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for Georgia birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  9. For African American research, study the Georgia state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Georgia

B. Explore Georgia marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Georgia marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Georgia marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Georgia death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Georgia obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for Georgia obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Georgia death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for Georgia death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Georgia census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Georgia censuses in this article.
    FS—Georgia Census
  2. Learn about Georgia census records.
    Census Records for Georgia
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Georgia state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Georgia census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Georgia census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Georgia voting registers in this article.
    FS—Georgia Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Georgia church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Georgia church records in this article.
    FS—Georgia Church Records
  2. Learn about Georgia church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Georgia Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Georgia church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Georgia cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Georgia cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Georgia Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Georgia cemetery records.
  3. Search for Georgia cemetery records online.
  4. Explore additional links for Georgia cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Georgia cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Georgia emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Georgia migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Georgia immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Georgia military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Georgia military records.
    Georgia Military Records
  2. Learn about Georgia military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Military Records
  3. Explore Georgia military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Georgia military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Georgia military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Georgia military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Georgia probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Georgia Probate Records
  2. Learn about Georgia land and property records.
    FS—Georgia Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Georgia land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Georgia Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Georgia probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Georgia land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Georgia court records.

  1. Learn about Georgia court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Georgia Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Georgia maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Maps
  2. Learn about Georgia maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Georgia Maps
  3. Learn about Georgia gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Gazetteers

B. Explore Georgia maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Georgia maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Georgia.
  3. Explore historical Georgia maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Georgia maps.



Goal 9: Learn about Georgia newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Georgia newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Georgia newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Georgia newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Georgia Newspapers—9:42
  3. Learn about Georgia newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Georgia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Georgia newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Georgia historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Georgia newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Georgia newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Georgia newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Georgia newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Georgia newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Georgia newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Georgia research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Georgia.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Georgia County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Georgia.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Georgia Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Georgia research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Georgia Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Georgia Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Georgia Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. South Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Georgia.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Georgia research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Georgia research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Georgia research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Georgia research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Georgia research.

C. Learn about Georgia genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Georgia in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Societies
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in Georgia in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Georgia Societies
  3. Explore the Georgia Genealogical Society site.
  4. Explore the Georgia Historical Society and Library site.
  5. Explore Georgia genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Georgia Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Appling    L Atkinson    L Bacon    L Baker    L Baldwin    A    L Banks    L
Barrow    L Bartow    A    L Ben Hill    L Berrien    L Bibb    A    L Bleckley    L
Brantley    L Brooks    A    L Bryan    L Bulloch    L Burke    L Butts    L
Calhoun    L Camden    L Candler    L Carroll    L Catoosa    L Charlton    A    L
Chatham    A    L Chattahoochee A    L Chattooga    L Cherokee    L Clark    A    L Clay    L
Clayton    L Clinch    A    L Cobb    A    L Coffee    A    L Colquitt    A    L Columbia    L
Cook    A    L Coweta    A    L Crawford    L Crisp    A    L Dade    L Dawson    L
Decatur    L DeKalb    A    L Dodge    A    L Dooly    L Dougherty    A    L Douglas    L
Early    L Echols    L Effingham    A    L Elbert    A    L Emanuel    L Evans    L
Fannin    L Fayette    L Floyd    A    L Forsyth    L Franklin    L Fulton    A    L
Gilmer    L Glascock    L Glynn    A    L Gordon    A    L Grady    L Greene    L
Gwinnett    A    L Habersham    L Hall    A    L Hancock    L Haralson    L Harris    L
Hart    L Heard    L Henry    L Houston    A    L Irwin    A    L Jackson    A    L
Jasper    L Jeff Davis    L Jefferson    A    L Jenkins    L Johnson    L Jones    L
Lamar    A    L Lanier    L Laurens    L Lee    L Liberty    A    L Lincoln    L
Long    L Lowndes    A    L Lumpkin    L Macon    A    L Madison    L Marion    A    L
McDuffie    L McIntosh    L Meriwether    A    L Miller    L Mitchell    L Monroe    L
Montgomerynbsp;   L Morgan    L Murray    L Muscogee    A    L Newton    A    L Oconee    A    L
Oglethorpe    L Paulding    L Peach    L Pickens    A    L Pierce    L Pike    L
Polk    L Pulaski    A    L Putnam    L Quitman    L Rabun    L Randolph    L
Richmond    A    L Rockdale    L Russell    L Schley    A    L Screven    L Seminole    L
Spalding    L Stephens    L Stewart    L Sumter    A    L Talbot    A    L Taliaferro    L
Tatnall    L Taylor    L Telfair    L Terrell    L Thomas    A    L Tift    A    L
Toombs    L Towns    L Treutlen    L Troup    A    L Turner    A    L Twiggs    L
Union    L Upson    A    L Walker    A    L Walton    L Ware    A    L Warren    L
Washington  A    L Wayne    L Webster    L Wheeler    L White    L Whitfield    L
Wilcox    L Wilkes    A    L Wilkinson    A    L Worth    A    L