Georgia Archives, Libraries, and Societies

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This entry was originally written by the Johni Cerny and Robert S. Davis for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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The Georgia State Division of Archives and History, (The Georgia Archives)

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.

Georgia Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 38066
Atlanta, GA 30334

The society publishes Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Georgia Historical Society and Library

501 Whittaker St.
Savannah, GA 31499

The oldest collection of private manuscripts is a feature of its library. It publishes the Georgia Historical Quarterly.

Atlanta History Center

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.

Atlanta Public Library

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.

Cobb County Central Public Library - Georgia Room

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.

Georgia Salzburger Society

2980 Ebenezer Rd.
Rincon, GA 31326]

Georgia's Virtual Vault

Thousands of records digitized and available online for free.