Trace your Georgia ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!
You’ll love this if:
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Georgia
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Georgia brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Georgia —you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Georgia ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Georgia’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Georgia research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors’ lives and times, including visitor information
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Georgia guide:
- After slavery was legalized in 1751 and Georgia became a royal colony in 1752, settlers from Virginia and the Carolinas began to drive population growth there.
- Worse yet, Georgia has some of the toughest access restrictions, basically limiting it to immediate relatives and heirs.
- Georgia has some of the most complete newspaper archives in the nation, ranging as far back as 1763. The state’s oldest newspaper, the Augusta Chronicle, has a searchable online archive of digitized papers spanning almost 200 years.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.