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African-American Resources - Historical and Genealogical Records at the Georgia Archives

The African Case - Research materials at the Georgia Archives relating to “The African Case” and the slave trade 1817-ca. 1821

The Atlanta Race Riot, 1906 - Researching the 1906 Atlanta Race Riots at the Georgia Archives. 

Census Records - Includes both Federal Census For Georgia and Georgia State Census

Documenting Family History in Georgia - Tips on methodology and types of Georgia records which document family history. 

Documenting Marriages in Georgia - Guide to marriage laws and records in the State of Georgia.

GeorgiaInfo - General information about Georgia history, demographics, maps, state symbols, the state economy, tourism, and Georgia counties. (This link is not part of the Georgia Archives website.)

Georgia Militia Districts - Article regarding the history of these jurisdictional districts.

Georgia Tax Records FAQs - Historical and genealogical information found in Georgia tax records.

Governors of Georgia - Names, terms of office, and political parties of Georgia's Governors

Land Lottery Records - A guide to Georgia land lotteries.

Legislative Intent - Learn about researching legislative intent or history of legislation

New Georgia Encyclopedia  - A peer‐review online encyclopedia with authoritative articles about Georgia and its history. (This link is not part of the Georgia Archives website.)

Secretaries of State - Roster of Georgia's Secretaries of State

Trustees of the Colony of Georgia (1732-1752)  -  Names and Dates

Vital Records  - If you're looking for birth, marriage, or death records, start here. The State Archives does not house many of these records, but we'll tell you what we have and where to look for others. 


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