Genealogy: Georgia, Library and society resource list

Georgia, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  1. State-wide Resources
  2. University Archives and Collections
  3. Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  4. Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  5. Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  6. Digital Library Collections
  7. Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (4)

  1. Georgia Department of Archives and History:  http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/
  2. Georgia Genealogical Society:  http://www.gagensociety.org/
  3. Georgia Historical Society:   http://www.georgiahistory.com/
  4. Georgia Public Library Service: The State Library of Georgia:  http://www.georgialibraries.org/

University Archives and Collections (20)

  1. Armstrong Atlantic State University:    http://www.library.armstrong.edu/archives/index.html
  2. Atlanta University Center:    http://www.auctr.edu/arch.htm
  3. Augusta State University:    http://www.aug.edu/~liblsc/
  4. Clayton College & State University:    http://adminservices.clayton.edu/library/specialcoll.htm
  5. Columbus State University:    http://archives.colstate.edu/
  6. Emory University:    http://info.library.emory.edu/Special/
  7. Georgia College & State University:    http://library.gcsu.edu/~sc/
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology:    http://www.library.gatech.edu/archives/
  9. Georgia Southern University:    http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/specialcollections/main.html
  10. Georgia State University:    http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/index.asp
  11. Kennesaw State University:    http://www.kennesaw.edu/library/about/benthome.htm
  12. Mercer University, Atlanta:    http://swilley.mercer.edu/speccoll/speccoll.asp
  13. Mercer University, Macon:    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.html
  14. Pitts Theology Library. Archives and Manuscripts:    http://www.pitts.emory.edu/SpecColl/archives.html
  15. Pitts Theology Library. Special Collections:     http://www.pitts.emory.edu/SpecColl/speccoll.html
  16. University of Georgia. Hargrett Library Special Collection:    http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/speccoll.html
  17. University of Georgia. Media Archives:    http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/index.html
  18. University of Georgia. Richard B. Russell Library:    http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell/
  19. University of West Georgia:    http://www.westga.edu/~library/depts/special/
  20. Valdosta State University:    http://books.valdosta.edu/arch/archives.html

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (14)

  1. Athens–Athens Regional Library System:    http://www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/departments/heritage.htm
  2. Atlanta–Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library:  http://www.af.public.lib.ga.us/georgia_local_and_family_history_department.html
  3. Atlanta–Atlanta-Fulton Public Library:    http://www.af.public.lib.ga.us/central/gagen/index.html
  4. Atlanta–Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History:  http://www.afplweb.com/aarl/
  5. Decatur–DeKalb County Public Library:    http://www.dekalb.public.lib.ga.us/services/ref.htm#geneo
  6. Dublin–Laurens County Library:  http://www.lcpl.org/genealogy.htm
  7. LaFayette–Cherokee Regional Library:   http://www.walker.public.lib.ga.us/ghr/ghr1.htm
  8. Lafayette–Walker County Public Library, Doris Coulter Hetzler Memorial Georgia History & Genealogy Room:  http://www.walker.public.lib.ga.us/ghr/ghr1.htm
  9. LaGrange–Troup County Archives:    http://www.trouparchives.org/
  10. Macon–Washington Memorial Library: http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/GH.htm
  11. Marietta–Cobb County Public Library:    http://www.cobbcat.org/aboutgarm.htm
  12. Rome–Rome-Floyd County Library:    www.floyd.public.lib.ga.us
  13. Savannah–Live Oak Public Library:  http://www.liveoakpl.org/Genealogy.htm
  14. Vadalia–Ladson Genealogical Library:  http://www.toombs.public.lib.ga.us/ladson.htm
  15. Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (5)

Archdiocese of Atlanta:    http://www.archatl.com/archives1.htm

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History:    http://www.af.public.lib.ga.us/aarl/index.html

National Archives and Records Administration-Southeast Region:    http://www.archives.gov/facilities/ga/atlanta.html

Salvation Army Historical Center:    http://www.salvationarmysouth.org/museum/#Research%20Facility

Southeastern Railway Museum:    http://www.srmduluth.org/About/library.htm

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. GALILEO – GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online:  http://www.galileo.usg.edu/

This Georgia’s Virtual Library provides access to over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

Digital Library Collections (7)
Digital Library of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/

Emory University, Lewis H. Beck Center for Electronic Collections and Services:   http://chaucer.library.emory.edu/

Digital Collections by Subject:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html#BCDL-Links-Subjects

Emory University, Virtual Library Project:    http://www.library.emory.edu/VL/vlhome.html

Georgia Institute of Technology, Library and Information Center, Digital Collections:     http://www.library.gatech.edu/search_locate/digital_collections.html
Digital Initiatives Department:    http://www.library.gatech.edu/about_us/digital/index.php

University of Georgia Libraries, Books and Periodicals in DjVu format:    http://djvued.libs.uga.edu/dbfp.html

University System of Georgia, Digital Library of Georgia:    http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/
Digital Collections by Subject:   http://bcdlib.tc.ca/links-subjects.html#BCDL-Links-Subjects