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Choose one of the following and begin your search of our collections and associated collections housed elsewhere.

Search our paper records

These finding aids point to records (documents, books, manuscripts, and microfilm) that you can see by visiting the Georgia Archives.

Book Catalog (GIL) – This database includes records of books, periodicals, manuscript collections, and selected microfilm, all of it available for use in our Reference Room.

Finding Aids @ Georgia Archives – This database includes lists and descriptions of original records, many of them not available online but available for use in our Reference Room.

General Name File – Card index of personal names in state, local and personal records housed in the Georgia Archives.

Georgia Colonial and Headright Plat Index– Database of the 1859 index to Georgia’s recorded Colonial and Headright Plats.

Search Our digital records

Georgia Archives records available online

Virtual Vault 2012  - This is your portal to some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.  Use Advanced Search to search each collection.

Virtual Vault Classic - Previous version of the Virtual Vault, with search boxes for each collection.  This version does not include all current records.

Vanishing Georgia  - The Vanishing Georgia Photographic Collection of almost 18,000 images is the result of a Georgia Archives project begun in the mid-1970s to locate and copy historically significant photographs held by individuals throughout Georgia. A National Endowment for the Humanities grant supported an expansion of the project from 1977-1979, and images continued to be added to the collection until 1996.

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Virtual Georgia  - This collection consists of historical and modern images documenting many aspects of everyday life in Georgia. These images were donated to the Archives by current Georgia residents and descendants of former Georgians from across the country. The collection is an extension of the Archives' Vanishing Georgia collection. The Virtual Georgia collection is intended to document the lives of Georgians from all walks of life: their religious and social celebrations, homes, art, architecture, dress, and customs. As the collection grows it will encompass a broader and richer documentation of Georgia life, particularly in the early part of the 21st century.

Georgia Official and Statistical Register  - Published biennially from 1923-1990 by the Georgia Archives, covers basic reference data on the state’s executive, legislative and judicial branches, on counties, and biographical data on elected and appointed state officials.

Other government records available online

Legislative  Audio and Video 1998-2007 (incomplete but searchable)  – Online access to audio and video of legislative sessions.

Legislative Audio and Video 2004-2007 (more complete, not searchable)  - Online access to audio and video of legislative sessions.

Georgia Legislative Documents  – Searchable full text collection of Acts of the General Assembly from 1799 to 1999, a collection of the Digital Library of Georgia using documents from the Georgia Archives.

Georgia Code  – Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.). The current laws of Georgia.

Georgia Government Publications  – A comprehensive digital repository of state government publications from 1994 to present. This site is actively adding pre‐1994 publications.

Digital Library of Georgia – Online library that includes some government records.


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