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A large collection of early twentieth-century biographical questionnaires was microfilmed at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. The set is arranged alphabetically and is at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 288169-83). This collection primarily includes biographies of prominent Georgians. The collection is indexed in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, 20 (1984): 141-169, 199-234 (see the "Georgia Periodicals" article).

Statewide, regional, and county histories often have biographical sections. The Family History Library also has biographical collections of politicians, lawyers, colonial clergymen, and other notable citizens. Two representative biographical encyclopedias are:

  • Northen, William J. Men of Mark in Georgia. Seven Volumes. 1907-12. Reprint, Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company, 1974. (Family History Library book 975.8 D3n; microfilms 962882-85.)
  • Knight, Lucian Lamar. A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians. Six Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company, 1917. (Family History Library book 975.8 H2k; microfilms 1425701-02.) Volumes 4-6 are biographical.

Web Sites

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/scripts/data/database.cgi?file=Data&report=BioLocation&pagename=1bio&SearchTerm=Georgia

http://geneasearch.com/biography/states/georgia.htm

http://www.libs.uga.edu/researchcentral/subjectguides/genealogy.html

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/GeorgiaReferenceShelf/Biography.html?Welcome


 

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