This is an excellent source for genealogical materials. It has microfilm for the court records. When writing for information, please remember to include a SASE. The Reference Department has microfilm copies of the Columbus newspapers, beginning 1828, some papers are missing. They also have some old city directories from the later 1800's. The genealogy department of the library has a list of people who do research for a fee in this area. Please enclose a SASE when requesting these names.
From personal experience, the Genealogy Department staff is great. They do everything possible to work on your requests. Please do not ask them to do all of your work. They have had people send them a blank tree and ask for them to fill in the blanks. They are not paid genealogists and can not do that type of request.
Other Branches - Columbus
Mildred L. Terry Branch 640 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA (706) 649-0787 North Columbus Branch 5689 Armour Rd Columbus, GA (706) 649-1150 South Columbus Branch 2034 S. Lumpkin Rd Columbus, GA (706) 685-7701 12th Street Branch 111 12th Street Columbus, GA (706) 649-0789
Columbus State University ArchivesColumbus State University
They specialize in the history of the Chattahoochee Valley. Very
helpful and knowledgeable staff!
Chattahoochee Valley Washington Memorial Library - Macon GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARAY LINKS Archives Clicking on "State Archives" will give you complete directions and hours of operation.
Under "Programs and Services" choose "Reference" This covers General Genealogy Information,
Military, Ethnic Genealogy (excellent guidelines/suggestions)
History online catalog, GIL (Galileo Interconnected Libraries):
PALS - on line catalogs Submit "keyword" searches for many libraries in Georgia!
Take TIME to explore their links. Georgia Department of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State, 330 Capitol Avenue,
Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 (404)656-2393 Let's get to work on MUSCOGEE! LDS Family History Centers
Regional Library System
1180 Washington Ave.
Macon, GA 31201
Genealogical and Historical Room has one of the largest collections in the southeast. Contains 21,000 books, 15,000 microfilms, 259 maps and 60 subscriptions. Summary of Resources Available in the Library The library serves over 13,000 researchers annually.
Hours: Monday 9-9 / Tuesday - Saturday 9-6 / closed Sunday Directions from Atlanta: Take I-75 South to Exit 52 (Hardeman-Forsyth Ave) and proceed to the second traffic light (Forsyth Ave). Turn left onto Forsyth Ave and go through two traffic lights (stay in left lane). At third traffic light (College St) turn left. Go to next traffic light and turn right onto Washington Ave. Library is just ahead on the right. Courtesy of Bibb County page
Newspaper-Macon Telegraph indexed on computer from 1899. However, the newspaper is also indexed in the genealogy room in books for dates prior to that. Click on "Genealogy and History Room". Provides a generic listing of the categories of materials they hold.
Confederate Soldier and Pension Records
Willard Rocker, Director of Genealogy
Washington Memorial Library
Genealogy & Archives
1180 Washington Ave
Macon, Georgia 31201
Ph.: (912) 744-0820
The library has graciously agreed to provide this service. Please follow the guidelines.
Submit ONLY 2 Soldier's names at one time. (Can reorder after receipt of research)
40 cent per page, plus postage, to be paid upon receiving material.
GEORGIA RECORDS ONLY!
GEORGIA BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS
Stored on Micro film and available thru library loan.
Located in the Georgia Baptist History Depository, Special
Collections, Main Library, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
Susan G. Broome
Head of Special Collections
Baptist and University Archives
(478) 752-2968---------- Fax: (478) 752-2111
Mercer University Jack Tarver Library Phone (478) 301-2968
1300 Edgewood Avenue Fax (478) 301-2111
Macon, GA 31207-0001 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1964, it is dedicated to preservation of records pertaining to the
history of Baptists in Georgia and in the United States; semi-annual
newsletter, The Circular Letter, and biannual journal, Viewpoints: Georgia Baptist
Hours: Mon - Fri, 9-Noon, 1-5.
Mercer Library Links-Early GA Baptist Records
Mercer University-1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA. 31207. The library phone is
Georgia Baptist History - Depository contains records of individual churches, papers and publications.
The Christian Index-published indices to marriages (1828-1855) and obituaries (1822-1879,
1880-1890) and some unpublished marriages, ordinations, retirements, and obituaries. Microfilm.
1300 Edgewood Ave, Macon 31207-0001 (912)752-2079.
Special Collection hours are Mon-Fri 9am-12; 1pm-5pm.
At this time, the catalog includes ONLY the following materials:
* Books and periodicals
* Microfilm of the following county records:
* Superior Court Minutes
* Deeds & Mortgages
* Deed & Mortgage Indexes
* Administrators' Bonds
* Letters of Administration
* Annual Returns
* Service Records
* WWI Discharge Records
Volume, box and drawer number information is available at the
Archives in the microfilm card catalog. Other county records
in addition to the series listed above are also available at
the Archives on microfilm.
* Descriptions for approximately 370 out of 1921 series of original
state records, including all records series from the Governor and
the Secretary of State. These are series-level descriptions. Inventories
with box and folder listings are available at the Archives.
* 233 manuscript collections. These are collection or series-level
descriptions. Inventories with box and folder listings are available
at the Archives. Georgia Archives GIL will continue to grow as we add
records to the catalog.
Consider archiving your Bible Records, Deeds, Wills, etc.
Table of Contents listed by County.
Send via e-mail in "plain text" to Virginia Crilley email@example.com
GUIDELINES for Posting
Friends of the National Archives, Southeast (FNAS) publishes Archives Tidbits bimonthly. Gives helpful information in using the Archives and announces programs of the Archives.
Membership costs $10 (individual) $12 (couple). Address: FNAS, 1557 St. Joseph Ave, East Point, GA 30344.
Form 80 (Military service and pension records prior to World War I, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and Spanish-American War); Form 81 (Passenger Arrivals) Form 82 (Copies of Census Records) Form 83 (Eastern Cherokee Applications) Form 180 (Military service records, World War I and later).
Washington Memorial Library - Macon
GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARAY LINKS
Clicking on "State Archives" will give you complete directions and hours of operation.
Under "Programs and Services" choose "Reference" This covers General Genealogy Information, Military, Ethnic Genealogy (excellent guidelines/suggestions)
History online catalog, GIL (Galileo Interconnected Libraries): http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/what_do_we_have/online_indexes/gil/default.htm
PALS - on line catalogs Submit "keyword" searches for many libraries in Georgia!
Take TIME to explore their links.
Georgia Department of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State, 330 Capitol Avenue,
Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 (404)656-2393
Let's get to work on MUSCOGEE!
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