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The Cartersville, Georgia Family History Center serves the Bartow County and Northwest Georgia area. We are located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, about 45 miles directly north of Atlanta off I-75, exit 296. Bartow County (originally Cass County) is noted for its rich Cherokee and Creek Indian and Civil War history.
Bartow County's courthouse with clock tower and gold dome was built in 1903. Photo used with permission from SeeMidTn.com. History of Bartow County and Historical County Maps
870 Peeples Valley Road, NE, Cartersville, GA 30121
Our center is currently under construction and will be open late September or early October 2013. Check our Facebook page for updates.
Contact, Directions & Map
- Phone: 678.451.4099
- E-mail: CartersvilleGaFHC@hotmail.com
- Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
- Friday: 9:00 A.M - 12:00 Noon; 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
- Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
- Sunday: After 2:00 P.M. by pre-arranged appointment
Holiday Schedule: Closed Thanksgiving Week; Closed for Christmas, Dec 21-Jan 1, Reopen January 2
Families who filed 1906 Eastern Cherokee Applications
- Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Youth Family History Consultants are especially helpful for those who would like computer assistance while researching. Please call ahead to make an appointment to work with a Youth Consultant.
- 6 computer stations
- 1 microfilm reader
- Multi-function printer with scanner
Black and white 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.05
Black and white 11 x 17: U.S. $.10 (if available)
Color 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.30 (if available)
Color 11 x 17: U.S. $.60 (if available)
NOTE: Please observe copyright law when making copies of book pages, images, etc.
Links to Local Genealogy and Historical Sites
- Etowah Valley Historical Society
- Bartow County Genealogical Society
- Bartow History Museum
- Cassville Historical Society
- Bartow County Courthouse
- Historic Downtown Cartersville
- New Echota Historic Site New Echota was once the capitol of the Cherokee Indians. It was also known as the place where the infamous “Trail of Tears” began.
- Georgia Trail of Tears
- Other Area Sites Relating to the Cherokee Indians
- Etowah Indian Mounds
- Cave Springs Log Cabin
- Bartow Ancestors
- Bartow County Genweb
- Georgia Archives
- Georgia Virtual Vault
- Digital Library of Georgia
We always welcome non-member volunteers who are genealogy and family history saavy and interested in helping in our center.
Quarterly "How To" workshops will begin January 2014. The classes will be FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, so attendance will be on a first-come basis.
Suggestions Before Visiting Our Center
- Call ahead to confirm Center hours.
- Save on copy costs; bring a flash drive to save documents you find.
- Decide on one goal you want to accomplish during your research trip.
- Bring paper and pen for note-taking, family files, laptop, or other electronic device where your family information is stored.
- Plan to stay awhile and visit the area. It's chock-full of history and beautiful scenery.
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