Georgia State Archives and Libraries

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Georgia State Archives

The Georgia State Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: birth, death and marriage records, Pre-1900 records of Superior Court and Probate Court (formerly Ordinary or Inferior Court) for many of Georgia’s 159 counties, Confederate Pensions (RG 58-1-1); Executive Department Incoming Correspondence (RG 1-1-5); Department of Revenue Property Tax Digests (RG 34-6-1), Published and unpublished family histories, local histories, out of state material, indexes to various records such as census records, Census; Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; Confederate service records; Bureau of Indian Affairs records, and more...

Georgia State Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260

Phone: (678) 364-3700


Ladson Genealogical Library

The Ladson Genealogical Library collection comprises more than 30,000 books and pamphlets as well as manuscripts, periodicals, and microfilm, covering state and county histories, marriage and death records, census and church records, Confederate rosters, individual biographies, family histories, genealogical periodicals, and materials on heraldry. The library is a branch of the Vidalia-Toombs County Library, part of the Ohoopee Regional Library System.

Ladson Genealogical Library
125 Church Street, Suite 104
Vidalia, Georgia 30474

Phone: (912) 537-8186


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

NARA maintains the best goverment source for federal records such as the U.S. Census Records, Social Security Death Index, Federal Land Patent Records, Naturalization Records, and Maps:

National Archives (East Point)
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, Georgia 30344-2593

(404) 763-7477


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Georgia offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Albany Georgia
2700 Westgate Blvd
Albany, Georgia

(229) 888-7588

Athens Georgia
706 Whitehead Road
Athens, Georgia

(706) 543-3052


Conyers Georgia
1275 Flat Shoals Road
Conyers, Georgia

(770) 760-7941

Perry Georgia
1799 Houston Lake Rd
Perry, Georgia

(478) 987-0030

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