Georgia Introduction

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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Georgia. As you read these Wiki pages, study the United States Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records at the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records listed in these Wiki pages. The major holdings include county records such as deeds, wills, marriage, and court records for 133 of the 159 counties. The Family History Library has some Georgia church records.

Some of the sources described in these Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche numbers. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the Family History Library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the place search of the FamilySearch Catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
GEORGIA - GENEALOGY
GEORGIA, RICHMOND - PROBATE RECORDS
GEORGIA, RICHMOND, AUGUSTA - HISTORY
  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
GEORGIA - GENEALOGY
GEORGIA, RICHMOND - PROBATE RECORDS
GEORGIA, RICHMOND, AUGUSTA - HISTORY

The section headings in these Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the FamilySearch Catalog.