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Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Here a some places in Georgia where you can go to do research. You will be able to find microfilmed records, reference materials and other genealogical resources. Please email me if you know of others not listed here.
In 1979, Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchard Newsom formed the Washington County Genealogy Committee. Mrs. Newsom had been transcribing and
documenting various records and genealogical data for years and it seemed only fitting that others be able to benefit from it. She produced numerous
books over the years and helped researchers too numerous to count in their endeavor to find out where they came from. Her tireless energy and love
for the people and families of Washington County have been an inspiration to us all!
You may request look-ups from our volunteers for a fee. The cost of research is $10 plus 25 cents per copy. Please be as detailed as possible when
requesting lookups. We can help you better if we know what we're looking for. A self-addressed stamped envelope receives a faster reply. Also, please
keep in mind that our committee is made up of volunteers and we do receive a lot of requests, so please be patient.
Washington County Historical Society
Programs: Operates the Washington County Museum which is the headquarters for the society; restoration of the Brown House which was the headquarters of General Sherman in 1864. Collections: Genealogical records and a book collection which includes Cotton to Kaolin: A History of Washington County, Georgia, 1784-1989; Washington County Georgia Tombstone Inscriptions; 1825 Tax Digest; and Estate Papers, 1829-1903.
Rosa M. Tarbutton Memorial Library
Military and state census records are housed at this repository in addition to county materials on microfilm. The library provides family histories and papers, the state's most inclusive collection of Georgia newspapers and books, and a card index to the part of their collection that is cataloged.
University of Georgia - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
A wealth of information on Georgia history, demographic statistics, Georgia maps, state symbols, the state economy, tourism, Georgia counties including creation, history, courthouses, officials, etc.
The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.
The Georgia Historical Society
Provides links to selected archival repositories in the state of Georgia.
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