On-Campus Only Database
Ancestry Library Edition: The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes), Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes), The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection. All materials may be searched at once (using a basic or advanced search screen), or various databases and indexes may be searched individually.
Main Library Reference
Special Collections Hargrett Reference, University of Georgia Libraries Special Collections Libraries
Other Local Libraries
Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library: houses materials on the business, economic, social, cultural, and natural history, politics and government, geology, archaeology, and geography of the local area, Georgia, and the South. They also will do obituary lookups in Athens papers for a fee.
These subject headings have been selected from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), 31st ed. This set is available behind the Main Library Reference Desk. You may use it for subject searching in the online catalog. Consult with a reference librarian if you have questions concerning the UGA Libraries, the LCSH or the UGA Libraries' Catalog in GIL.
Note: Personal names, place names, the names of organizations, etc., are valid subject headings in the Library of Congress classification system. You do not need to consult LCSH to verify these headings.
African Americans genealogy
Archives (place name) e.g. Archives Georgia
Baptism and church membership
Birth certificates see also Registers of birth, etc.
Cemeteries see also by name of a specific cemetery (e.g., Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.) or by location (e.g., Augusta (Ga.) Saint Paul's Church Yard Cemetery)
Census see also under the name of a particular place (e.g., North Carolina census) see also the section in this bibliography dealing with the Census
Confederate States of America biography
(Counties, names of) See under the specific county name (e.g., Madison County)
Court records see also Probate courts
Emigration and immigration
For family names, look under the specific family name (e.g., Wilson Family)
Genealogical libraries see also Archives
Genealogy handbooks, manuals, etc.
For genealogical resources pertaining to a particular state or region, there will be the subheading "genealogy" (e.g., Georgia Genealogy).
Historical societies see also by individual names (e.g., Western Reserve Historical Society)
Libraries special collections
Library resources United States directories
Marriage (place name) e.g. Marriage Georgia see also Registers of births, etc.
Registers as a subheading: e.g., Confederate States of America. Army registers
Registers of births, etc. (includes births, cemetery lists, wills, marriages) (subdivided by place)
Wills (place names)