Georgia Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Many Georgia residents who begin the task of tracing the roots of their ancestry get frustrated and give up before they make any real progress. In most cases, that is because they didn't find the right resources to guide them in their search. To ensure your genealogy project is as successful as possible, begin your trek at a Georgia Family History Center. These research offices are located throughout the state and are operated by the Georgia LDS Church and a team of highly skilled volunteers. Included in the facility are extensive print, microfilm and computer resources to help you find your ancestors efficiently and accurately.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to fhc@archives.com.

Albany Family History Center
2700 Westgate Blvd
Albany, Georgia 31707
(912) 436-8637
Tues & Thur 9a-1p 6p-9p,Wed 7-9p, Sat 9a-1p

Athens Family Hisory Center
706 Whitehead Rd
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 543-3052
Tuesday 6pm-9pm, Wed 9am-3pm & 7pm-9pm, Thurs 9:30am - 1pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm
Notes: See webpage at http://athensfhc.homestead.com

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2911 Community Rd
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
(912) 265-5912
Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 7 pm to 9 pm

Douglas Family History Center
200 N Chester Ave
Douglas, Georgia 31533
(912) 384-0607
Tue - 6 to 8 p.m.; Wed &Thr 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri - 1 to 5 p.m.; Sat - 3 - 5 p.m.
Notes: Will be closed Week of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years as well as the 4th of July

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
835 N Belair Rd
Evans, Georgia 30809
(706) 860-1024
Tues, Thur, & Sat 9am-4pm / Tues & Thur 6pm-9pm
Notes: Wed By Appt Only for Member & Groups

Gainesville Family History Center
1234 Riverside Dr
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
(770) 536-4391
Tuesday - 9AM - 4:30PM Fri & Sat 9AM til 12 Noon

Jonesboro Family History Center
2100 Jodeco Rd
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
(770) 477-5985
Tues. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Wed. 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Thurs. 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Sunday (members only) 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

LaGrange Family History Center
115 Clark St
LaGrange, Georgia 30240
(706) 882-2201
Thursday 12 Noon -8 PM; Saturday 9 AM-1 PM
Notes: Located in LDS Church Building

Macon Family History Center
1624 Williamson Rd
Macon, Georgia 31206
(912) 788-5885
Varies, call ahead

Marietta, GA Stake FHC
3195 Trickum Rd
Marietta, Georgia 30066
(770) 973-4510
Mon, - Thurs. 9am - 5pm; Tues. & Wed. 6pm - 9pm; Fri. 9am 1pm; Sat. 10am-3pm

Newnan Family History Center
821 Old Atlanta Hwy
Newnan, Georgia 30265
(770) 254-9857
Tu & Thu 9am-4pm & 6pm-9pm & Sun 5pm-8pm
Notes: Staffed by volunteers; Please call first

Rome Family History Center
3300 Garden Lakes Blvd
Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 235-2281
Tues

Roswell Family History Center
500 Norcross St
Roswell, Georgia 30075
(770) 594-1706
Mo, Fr 10am-2pm, Tu, Wed, Thur 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Su 7-9pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4833 Suwanee Dam Rd
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
(770) 271-3430
Tue Wed Thur 10-2/Tue Wed 6-9/Sun6-8
Notes: Is in the Sugar Hill Stake

Tifton Family History Center
201 W Church St
Tifton, Georgia 31795
(706) 647-2420
Wed 7p-0p
Notes: Look up the phone # for The Church of Latter-day Saints.

Tucker Family History Center
1947 Brockett Rd
Tucker, Georgia 30084
(770) 723-9941
Tu-Fr 9am-1pm, Tu-Th 6pm-9pm, Su 5-7pm(LDS only)

For a relatively small state, Georgia sure has a lot of counties - 159! Much of its population growth grew out of the Land Lotteries of 1805, 1807, 1821, 1827, 1832 and 1833 where newly opened territory was available to a variety of claimants. Unfortunately this growth led to the 1838 forced removal of thousands of Cherokee along the Trail of Tears, to soon be eclipsed by an explosion of slavery - almost half of Georgia's population by the start of the Civil War were slaves. And, many ancestors traveling east-to-west traveled through Georgia as many families found further west having Georgia-born children so do research those Georgia "peaches!"

Some great Georgia specific genealogy resources that you definitely want to check out are:

1. Digital Library of Georgia and Georgia's Virtual Vault are a goldmine for GA researchers encompassing collections from 160 institutions and agencies giving access to a million digital files, including Colonial wills, Confederate records, death certificates, land records, newspapers and more.

2. Georgia Genealogical Society provides member access to some invaluable GA records while also facilitating everyone's hunt for ancestors in Georgia.

3. Cemeteries often provide invaluable information and these two GA collections cover 11 GA cemeteries -- African American Cemeteries and Obituaries has about 80,000 entries for Chattahoochee, Harris, Marion, Muscogee, Schley and Sumter counties in Georgia, and Russell County, Alabama; and Friends of Cemeteries of Middle Georgia presently indexes 43,000 graves in Baldwin, Hancock, Jones, Washington and Wilkinson Counties.

4. To do early Georgia research you need to understand the land lotteries. Read about the specifics of each land lottery via the Georgia Archives and check out the Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project for lists of individual drawers for the various lotteries.


Georgia Record Collections

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