Georgia Research Guide Digital Download

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You'll love this if:
  • 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
Trace your Georgia ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
  • 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
Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the Georgia guide:
  • 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.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.
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