Georgia Newspapers

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The first Georgia newspaper was the Georgia Gazette published in Savannah beginning in 1763.

Resources for Georgia Newspapers

The Digital Library of Georgia Sharing Georgia's History and Culture Online: Athens Historic Newspapers Archive: Georgia Historic Newspapers (the South Georgia database is the largest)

Libraries and Archives

  • The Family History Library has a film copy of the vital records card file at the Jacksonville Florida Family History Center FHL films 1204579 (first of 17) This file has names found in newspapers of North Florida and South Georgia for the years 1895 to 1945.
  • To accesss newspaper records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-name Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:

Newspaper Directory

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Digital Issues Online

The Digital Library of Georgia has several Historic Newspapers online.

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Web Sites