Get help with your research
Ask An Archivist – The Archives staff will answer questions that fall within a very narrow range. This link leads you to a page that will help you determine whether we can answer your question or, if not, how you might find an answer.
Researchers For Hire – Due to budget limitations and our small staff size, we suggest that those who cannot visit the Archives hire a researcher. The Georgia Archives does not endorse researchers, but these links are provided for your convenience:
We are sorry, but current staffing levels do not permit us to respond to mail or telephone requests from private individuals and non‐government agencies. We hope to restore this service in the future.
Get research help from online guides
African American Resources – Historical and Genealogical Records at the Georgia Archives
African Americans in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1868‐2000 – Names, Party, Counties and Sessions.
African Americans in the Georgia Senate, 1868‐2000– Names, Party, Counties and Sessions.
African Case, The – Research materials at the Georgia Archives relating to “The African Case” and the slave trade 1817-ca. 1821
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
Georgia Tax Records FAQ – Historical and genealogical information found in Georgia tax records.
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 Counties: Their Changing Boundaries– Information on dates of creation and boundary changes for Georgia’s counties.
Governors of Georgia – Names, birth and death dates, places of birth, terms of office, and political parties of Georgia's Governors
Land 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.)
Reapportionment – Historical background on the reapportionment process in Georgia.
Secretaries of State of Georgia – 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.
Women in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1923‐2000 – Names, Party, District, Counties and Sessions.
Women in the Georgia Senate, 1927‐2000 – Names, Party, District, Counties and Sessions.
Help for educators
How to use historical documents in the classroom – text to be provided.
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