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Online Research Guides

Vital Records - If you are looking for birth, marriage, or death records, start here. The State Archives does not house many of these records, but we will tell you what we have and where to look for others.

Documenting Family History in Georgia - Tips on methodology and types of Georgia records which document family history.

Documenting Marriages in Georgia - Guide to marriage laws and records in the State of Georgia.

Visual Materials Reproduction Request Form - Order Photographs or other Visual Materials from the Georgia Archives.

African-American Resources - Historical and Genealogical Records at the Georgia Archives

Georgia Militia Districts - Article regarding the history of these jurisdictional districts.

Georgia Tax Records FAQs - Historical and genealogical information found in Georgia tax records.

Land Lottery Records - A guide to Georgia land lotteries.

Census Records - Includes both Federal Census For Georgia and Georgia State Census

Legislative Intent - Learn about researching legislative intent or history of legislation

Trustees of the Colony of Georgia (1732-1752) - Names and Dates

GeorgiaInfo (external link) - General information about Georgia history, demographics, maps, state symbols, the state economy, tourism, and Georgia counties.

Governors of Georgia (external link) - Names, terms of office, and political parties of Georgia’s Governors

New Georgia Encyclopedia (external link) - A peer‐review online encyclopedia with authoritative articles about Georgia and its history.

The African Case - Research materials at the Georgia Archives relating to “The African Case” and the slave trade 1817-ca. 1821

The Atlanta Race Riot, 1906 - Researching the 1906 Atlanta Race Riots at the Georgia Archives.

Secretaries of State - Roster of Georgia’s Secretaries of State