Georgia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
This entry was originally written by the Johni Cerny and Robert S. Davis for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
- 1 The Georgia State Division of Archives and History, (The Georgia Archives)
- 2 Georgia Genealogical Society
- 3 Georgia Historical Society and Library
- 4 Atlanta History Center
- 5 Atlanta Public Library
- 6 Cobb County Central Public Library - Georgia Room
- 7 Georgia Salzburger Society
- 8 Georgia's Virtual Vault
5800 Jonesboro Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260
Official repository for permanent records created as a function of state government, the archives operates a Central Research Room that makes its holdings available to the public. Extremely limited and specific mail requests are answered by mail for a fee.
P.O. Box 38066
Atlanta, GA 30334
The society publishes Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly.
501 Whittaker St.
Savannah, GA 31499
The oldest collection of private manuscripts is a feature of its library. It publishes the Georgia Historical Quarterly.
James G. Kenan Research Ctr.
130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305-1366
The society maintains a library on Atlanta history and publishes a periodical entitled Atlanta History (see Georgia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections). It and the Georgia Archives have copies of the selective records for tens of thousands of deceased white Atlantans (1840s–1920) compiled by the late Franklin Garrett. Mail requests are answered.
1 Margaret Mitchell Sq.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Its Special Collections has separate card catalogs to biographical sketches of Georgians and to biographical sketches of prominent African Americans.
266 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 528-2333
The Georgia Room, located in the Central Library, is a genealogical and historical collection. The Georgia Room collection serves the needs of a broad spectrum of users with diverse informational and educational pursuits. We welcome everyone who wishes to use these special resources to search for ancestors or research the history of Cobb County and Georgia.
2980 Ebenezer Rd.
Rincon, GA 31326
Thousands of records digitized and available online for free. http://content.sos.state.ga.us/