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- You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Georgia
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Georgia brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Georgia
- a how-to article detailing Georgia's history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Georgia research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state's history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
- After slavery was legalized in 1751 and Georgia became a royal colony in 1752, settlers from Virginia and the Carolinas began to drive population growth there.
- Worse yet, Georgia has some of the toughest access restrictions, basically limiting it to immediate relatives and heirs.
- Georgia has some of the most complete newspaper archives in the nation, ranging as far back as 1763. The state's oldest newspaper, the Augusta Chronicle, has a searchable online archive of digitized papers spanning almost 200 years.