FamilySearch Georgia Collections (current to Feb 2013)



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Georgia, Andersonville Prison Records, 1862-1865 Browse Images 8 Nov 2012
Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960 9,885 9 Mar 2012
Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 1,776,643 21 Apr 2012
Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 1,613 21 Apr 2012
Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998 2,701,430 28 Sep 2011
Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927 305,880 28 Mar 2010
Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1930 123,419 5 Nov 2010
Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909 Browse Images 7 Sep 2012
Georgia, Marriages, 1808-1967 1,157,102 26 Mar 2012
Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975 Browse Images 8 Nov 2012
Georgia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1942 173,989 5 Mar 2012

Georgia Message Boards ~

Message boards or forums are a great place to engage with others researching in our area of interest.

AfriGeneas States Research Forum

You can post your GA-specific queries here!

AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum

This board is reserved for discussion of the Enslavement Period, slave genealogy, documents pertaining to slavery, and techniques for finding the last slaveowner and the first slave ancestor.

Free Persons of Color (FPOC) Forum

This is the hosted message board of the Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware website. This is the place to discuss issues pertaining to ancestors who were either born free or emancipated prior to the Civil War.

Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to a million digital objects in more than 200 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. Notable Collections:

  • Vanishing Georgia

    Historically significant photographs of people, places, and structures from Georgia’s past from the Vanishing Georgia Collection at the Georgia Archives

  • African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library System

    Over 1000 funeral programs of African Americans dating from 1933 to 2008 (with the bulk of the collection beginning in the 1960s), the majority of which are from services held in the Augusta, Georgia area

  • Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842

    Over 2,000 documents and images on the history of Native Americans in the Southeastern U.S., letters, legal proceedings, military orders, and more from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Museum of the Cherokee, Tennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee State Museum, Hoskins Special Collections Library, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Frank H. McClung Museum, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Georgia Historic Newspapers

    Searchable issues of three important historic Georgia newspapers, the Cherokee Phoenix, the Dublin Post, and the Colored Tribune from the microfilm holdings of the Georgia Newspaper Project

  • South Georgia Historic Newspapers

    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive spans the years 1845-1922 and includes newspapers printed in Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Sumter, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta and Waycross.

  • Georgia Historic Books

  • Maps ~ Historical Maps, Sanborn Maps, Topographic Maps, City Maps

Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives

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. Notable collections:

  • Chatham County Deed Books
  • Colonial Will Books
  • Colonial Wills
  • Georgia Death Certificates
  • Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates, 1928-1930
  • Headright and Bounty Plats
  • Historic Maps
  • Marriage Records from Microfilm
  • Militia Enrollment Lists, 1864

The Georgia GenWeb Project

A group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county in the State of Georgia. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. ~ Marriage Records Online

Extensive transcriptions of marriage and Bible records

The Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Georgia

The purpose of this project is to organize volunteers who will work together to create a lasting tribute to Georgia ancestors. Coordinators transcribe tombstone inscriptions and archive that work for the future in a form easily accessible to all. Their goal is to record tombstone inscriptions now—before they are lost forever to the winds and the rains. You can volunteer to help with this important effort.

What Are Your Favorite Georgia Resources?

Which GA resources do YOU recommend? Please add a comment with your favorites!

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