Georgia & Genealogy Links

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Ancestry Library Edition is the largest online genealogical library.  This database is not available outside of your library. View our tutorial!

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library The 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.

FindMyPast provides access to British newspaper archives from England, Wales and Scotland, Parish records from across England and Wales dating back to 1538, Passenger lists of ships leaving the UK 1890-1960 to the U.S., Canada and Australia, British Army Records 1760-1915, English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish records dating back to 1700, including school admissions, workhouse registers and apprenticeships records, Irish court records, Canadian records and newspaper archives, Extensive records from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea. This database is not available outside of your library.

Please note: Our license with this database does not allow for commercial use. Use of this database is limited to research into your own family history only. Assessing records on behalf of third parties is not permitted.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories.  For Athens Regional Library cardholders only.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records, the Freedman's Bank, Revolutionary War Records and more.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library New Georgia Encyclopedia Authoritative resource for information about the state of Georgia.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922 consists of fire insurance maps created by the Sanborn Map Company that depict the commercial, industrial, and residential areas of Georgia cities.

Galileo, Georgia's Virtual Library Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database is the result of the African Origins Project, a scholar-public collaborative endeavor to trace the geographic origins of Africans transported in the transatlantic slave trade.

Archives, Libraries & Repositories

  • DAR Library

    Search the catalog of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)Library which now has 150,000 volumes. Good tips on how to successfully search the catalog.

  • Georgia Archives

    A general description of the holdings and collections is available online.

  • National Archives and Records Administration

    Discover NARA's nationwide holdings, learn about family history and genealogy research.

  • Rare Map Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century.

  • UGA Map Collection

    Includes finding aids, air photos, and index to Sanborn Maps.

Online Databases

  • Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Probate Court Records Finding Aid

    Athens Historical Society and Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society worked as volunteers to inventory the records under the custody of the Probate Judge.

  • Castle Garden

    This is where immigrants coming into New York City entered from 1830-1890.

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

    The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War.

  • Ellis Island

    This database includes the contents of ship's manifests of passengers, immigrants, and crew members that came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 - 1924.

  • Family Search

    Family Search is part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which is an international leader in genealogical research and has the world's largest collection of family history records.

  • GAGenWeb: Clarke County, Georgia

    Clarke County information includes general profile, historical background, Clarke County marriages, Clarke County churches, and Clarke County cemeteries.


    This site is the project of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

  • Georgia Newspapers

    Click on the "Search the Unified Newspaper Database" link. This is a site from the University of Georgia Libraries.

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