Georgia Fast Facts and Key Resources

Georgia Fast Facts and Key Resources

Learn more about the Peach State State.

Statehood: 1788

Colony founded: 1733

First extant federal census: 1820

Statewide birth and death records begin: 1919

Statewide marriage records begin: 1952

Counties: 159, established beginning in 1740

Contact for vital records:

Georgia Division of Public Health Vital Records 2600 Skyland Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 679-4701

<health.state.ga.us/programs/vitalrecords>

Web Sites

1895 Atlas of Georgia

<www.livgenmi.com/1895/GA>

Digital Library of Georgia

<dlg.galileo.usg.edu>

Georgia GenWeb Project <www.thegaproject.org>

Georgia Newspaper Project

<www.libs.uga.edu/gnp>

Georgia Pioneers <www.georgiapioneers.com>

Georgia Place Names

<www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/placenamesindex.htm>

New Georgia Encyclopedia

<www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Home.jsp>

Resources

30,638 Burials in Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Early Georgia Settlers CD (Genealogy.com)

The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

A Gazetteer of the State of Georgia by Adiel Sherwood (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Georgia: A State History by Buddy Sullivan (Arcadia Publishing)

The Georgia Frontier, 3 volumes, by Jeannette Holland Austin (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Georgia Vital Records: Marriages 1775-1900, Selected Counties CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Historic Georgia Families by Lewis Wiley Rigsby (Genealogical Publishing Co., out of print)

Historical Collections of Georgia by George White (University of Michigan)

A History of Georgia edited by Kenneth Coleman (University of Georgia Press)

Index to Georgia Wills by Jeannette Holland Austin (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Organizations and Archives

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Georgia Local and Family History Department

1 Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 730-1896, <afplweb.com/georgia_local_and_ family_history_department.html>

Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 814-4040, <atlantahistorycenter.com>

Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library

204 Fifth St. SE, Moultrie, GA 31776, (229) 985-6540, <www.electricscotland.com/familytree>

Georgia Archives

5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260, (678) 364-3700, <www.georgiaarchives.org>

Georgia Genealogical Society

Box 550247, Atlanta, GA 30355,<gagensociety.org>

Georgia Historical Society Library and Archives

501 Whitaker St., Savannah, GA 31401, (912) 651-2128, <georgiahistory.com>

Georgia State University Library Special Collections and Archives

100 Decatur St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 651-2477, <library. gsu.edu/spcoll>

Middle Georgia Archives

Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave., Macon, GA 31201, (478) 744-0800, <www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/mgarchives.htm>

National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Region

5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260, (770) 968-2100, <archives.gov/southeast>

University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-7123, <www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/speccoll.html>

Timeline

 
From the December 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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