Georgia Ancestors

Welcome to the Georgia Ancestors page, where we present records and resources for GA research. We hope you find some great resources here!


Documenting Marriages in Georgia

If you do not know the actual marriage date for an ancestor, an index to Georgia marriages is available on FamilySearch.org: Georgia Marriages 1808-1967. Click on “Learn More” to understand more about this collection at FamilySearch.org (See image below). It is...

City Directories As Census Substitutes

When I have a challenge researching an ancestor, I always look to see if there is a city directory that exists during the same time my ancestor would have been in a particular area. City directories are a great substitute if your ancestor is missing on a census or if...

Ideas for Documenting Georgia Deaths

A person's death is one of the easiest events you can document.  It is sometimes so easy that we do not look for more than one resource.  Being more thorough may lead you to discovering more about your ancestor.  If you have accepted one record at...

Introducing You to Georgia and the FamilySearch Wiki

Whenever I run out of historical resources to document ancestors, I turn to the FamilySearch Wiki for fresh ideas.  The FamilySearch Wiki is an encyclopedia of genealogical resources shared by people like you and me.  Genealogists and family historians are sharing...

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