Georgia Archives

University System of Georgia

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Online Research Guides


Vital Records - Information about birth, marriage, and death records. 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

List of Family Surname Files - A list of surnames included in the Georgia Archives vertical files. You can view the files on-site

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

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

Georgia Militia Districts - Article regarding the history of jurisdictional districts used in the census, for tax districts, for voting precincts, and for militia organization

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

Headright and Bounty Records - A guide to Georgia headright and bounty grant records

Land Lottery Records - A guide to Georgia land lotteries

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

Georgia Counties Creation and Disaster Map - Map listing the date of creation and record loss events in Georgia counties

Georgia History

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

Georgia Government

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

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

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

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