Georgia Genealogy

This guide contains a sample of The Newberry's resources on this topic. To locate additional resources, please check our catalog or consult a reference librarian.

Guides and Bibliographies

A Resource Guide to Georgia Marriage Records. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Genealogical Society, 2006. Call # folio F285 .R47 2006

Davis, Robert Scott. A Researcher’s Library of Georgia History, Genealogy, and Records Sources. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1987. Call # F285 .D38 1987

Robertson, David H. Georgia Genealogical Research: A Practical Guide. Stone Mountain, GA: D.H. Robertson, c1989. Call # F285 .R62 1989


The records of the United States census for Georgia from 1790-1930 are available online at the public access computers. Federal census microfilm holdings for 1840- 1880, and published statewide indexes for 1840-1860 are available. CDROM index for 1870 and an 1880 Soundex index also available. Ask at 2nd floor reference desk.

Cornell, Nancy Jones. 1864 Census for Re-organizing the Georgia Militia. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., c2000. Call # E559.3 .C67 2000.

De Lamar, Marie. Substitute for Georgia’s Lost 1790 Census. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1985. Call # Local History Ref F285 .D4 1985 (2nd floor open shelf)

Sources of Vital Information

Austin, Jeanette Holland. Georgia Bible Records. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1985. Call # Local History Ref F285 .A889 1985 (2nd floor open shelf)

Brooke, Ted O. and Fred W. McRee Jr., compilers. Southern Baptist Messenger, 1852-1862 (a Georgia Primitive Baptist newspaper): Marriages and Obituaries. Lexington, GA: Historic Oglethorpe County, c2009. Call # folio F285 .S69 2009

Ted O. Brooke and Fred W. McRee have both published several titles about the state of Georgia. For example, the Newberry holds 13 titles by McRee covering marriage, death, and court records for a variety of counties. We also have 17 titles by Brooke covering cemeteries, marriage and death records, as well as records of Confederate soldiers.

Huxford, Folks. Marriages and Obituaries from Early Georgia Newspapers. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c.1989. Call # F285 .H89 1989.

Ingmire, Frances Terry. Colonial Georgia Marriage Records. St. Louis, MO: F.T. Ingmire, c1985. Call # Local History Ref F285 .I53 (2nd floor open shelf)

City Directories

The Newberry holds 31 city directories pertaining to the state of Georgia.


Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Local Histories and Biographies

Austin, Jeannette Holland. The Georgia Frontier. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 2005. Call # F285 .A8893 2005.

Austin, Jeannette Holland. The Georgians: Genealogies of Pioneer Settlers. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1984. Call # F285 .A89 1984.

Huxford, Folks. Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia; a biographical account of some of the early settlers of that portion of Wiregrass Georgia embraced in the original counties of Irwin, Appling, Wayne, Camden, and Glynn. [Homerville?, GA: 1951]-<c2002> Call # E 693336 .428 7 volumes.

Land and Tax Records

Graham, Paul K. 1805 Georgia Land Lottery: Fortunate Drawers and Grantees. Decatur, GA: Genealogy Co. c2004. Call # F285 .G73 2004.

Lucas, S. Emmett. Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, 1756-1909. Vidalia, GA: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970. Call # Local History Ref F285 .L814 (2nd floor open shelf)

Ethnica Sources

Jones, George Fenwick. The Germans of Colonial Georgia, 1733-1783. Baltimore, MD: Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996. Call # F295 .G4 J67 1996

Jones, Patricia K. Across the Ocean of Promise: the Irish in Georgia. Oakwood, GA: P.K. Jones, 2005. Call # folio F295 .I6 J66 2005

Stewart, Roma Jones. Africans in Georgia, 1870. Chicago, IL: Homeland Publications, c1993. Call # F285 .S74 1993

Thaxton, Donna B, editor. Georgia Indian Depredation Claims. Americus, GA: Thaxton Co., c1988. Call # Ayer folio KFG505.5.C7 G46 1988 (4th floor, Special Collections)


Georgia Genealogical Magazine. Call # E 67 .338

Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly. Call # CS42 .G75

Georgia Genealogist. Call # folio F 867 .349 The Newberry has no.1-52, Summer 1969-Fall 1984

Genealogical Gazette. Call # folio F281 .G45

Huxford Genealogical Society Quarterly. Call # folio F 86742 .429 The Newberry has v.1 to v.2 (Spring 1974-Winter 1975) This journal ran from 1972 to 1975.

Southern Roots & Shoots. Call # folio F321 .S68.


Evans, Tad. Macon, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Messenger). Savannah, GA: T. Evans, 1997-<c2001> Call # folio F294.M2 E93 1997.

Kilbourne, Elizabeth Evans. Savannah, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Georgia Gazette). Savannah, GA: E.E. Kilbourne, 1999-<2003> Call # folio F294 .S2 K4 1999.

Tad Evans and Elizabeth Evans Kilbourne have published many titles on Georgia newspapers. The Newberry holds 30 between them.


Arnold, H. Ross. Georgia Revolutionary War Soldier’s Graves. Athens, GA: Iberian Pub., c1993. Call # Local History Ref F285 .A76 1993 (2nd floor open shelf)

Hemperley, Marion R. Military Certificates of Georgia, 1776-1800, on file in the Surveyor General Department. Atlanta, GA: State Print. Office, 1983. Call # F285 .H45 1983.

Stallings, James E. Georgia’s Confederate Soldiers Who Died as Prisoners of War 1861-1865. [Macon, GA]: J.E. Stallings, Sr., c2008. Call # E559.3 .S73 2008.

Thaxton, Carlton J. A Roster of Spanish American War Soldiers from Georgia. Americus, GA: Thaxton Co., c1984. Call # folio E725.8 .T47 1984.

White, Virgil D. Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files. Waynesboro, TN: National Historical Pub., 1996. Call # Local History Ref E548 .W45 1996. (2nd floor open shelf)


Austin, Jeannette Holland. 30,638 Burials in Georgia. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., c1995. Call # Local History Ref F285 .A887 1995. (2nd floor open shelf)

Coleman, Moses M. and Lavon Stone Palmer. Graves of Montgomery, Treuten, and Wheeler: a Cemetery Survey of Three South Georgia Counties. Vidalia, GA: Coleman Ferrotype, [1996?]. Call # folio F292 .M73 G7 1996.

Hay, Guelda L. Cemeteries of Taylor County, Georgia: with cross reference for unmarked graves, to obituaries, death certificates, and family confirmation. Warner Robins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1990. Call # folio F292 .T3 H38 1990.

Westfall, Penny. Georgia Cemeteries. Bowie, MD: Heritage Press, c.1999- Call # F285 .W47 1999. The Newberry has v.1 Fulton County.


Davis, Robert Scott. The Georgia Black book: morbid, macabre & sometimes disgusting records of genealogical value. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1982-c1987. Call # F285 .D37 This 2 volume resource includes, among many others, indexes of “horse thieves and other charming people,” liars, convicts, “murders, murderers, and murder victims,” “Georgia defaulters of Federal Direct Tax of 1812,” and an index of names in the 1880 census of the Georgia Asylum. 8/11