Georgia and Genealogy

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930. This database is not available outside of your library. View our tutorial!

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library 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 Digital Library of Georgia connects users to a million digital objects in 110 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. Though this represents only a fraction of Georgia's cultural treasures, the Digital Library of Georgia continues to grow through its partnerships with libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, and allied organizations across the state.

Georgia Historic Newspapers  is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with universities, archives, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.

Find My Past provides access to over 1.5 billion historical records including English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish records dating back to 1700; Canadian records and newspaper archives; and Extensive records from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea.  Access is ONLY available at your local branch of the Athens Regional Library System.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories. The collection features millions of digital images of records preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives. This archive features documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, and much more. Some other very notable material includes the Matthew Brady collection of Civil War photos and UFO documents from 1947 - 1969. For Athens Regional Library cardholders only.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records, the Freedman's Bank, Revolutionary War Records and more.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library New Georgia Encyclopedia Authoritative resource for information about the state of Georgia.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922 consists of fire insurance maps created by the Sanborn Map Company that depict the commercial, industrial, and residential areas of Georgia cities. The highly-detailed, color-coded maps document the changing face of Georgia cities by depicting not only the community but also each building, block, and neighborhood. The maps detail building construction, sizes, and usage as well as city services such as water and fire services.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the transatlantic slave trade. Many have contributed to this international research project, which is based at Emory University. The database provides information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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