Quick Reference


  • Ancestry Library Edition is available through GALILEO while at the library.
  • 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.
  • Chronicling America, newspapers from the Library of Congress
  • Cyndi’s List  Includes ninety subject categories of links to genealogy sites on the Internet.

  • Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
  • Ellis Island Records – This database contains not only passenger lists for those who came through Ellis Island on their way to settling in the United States, but additional information on immigrant groups, and overviews of immigration patterns from specific countries. The family archive created here will also solicit contributions of personal documents and photos to the Archive.
  • Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry helps adopted persons gain knowledge about their birth histories and  gives birth families the opportunity to connect with their relatives separated by a Georgia adoption.
  • Georgia State Archives – Identifies and preserves Georgia’s most valuable historical documents.
  • Heritage Quest Online offers a collection of genealogical and historical sources – with coverage dating back to the 1700s – that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. It offers primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
  • Local History & Genealogy Reading Room  at the Library of Congress has many bibliographies, guides, and handbooks to download.
  • National Archives and Records Administration – The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.
  • RootsWeb.com is the oldest free genealogy website. Search a large database by family name, with links to message boards, family trees, and genealogy mailing lists.
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Troup County Archives – Troup County Historical Society
  • The USGenWeb Project is a volunteer project working to provide genealogical information for each state and county in the U.S.


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