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Genealogy at the UGA Libraries: Obituaries

Provides an overview of doing genealogy research at the UGA Libraries.



Main Library 

  • International Vital Records Handbook by Thomas Jay Kemp. Location: Main Library 2nd Floor CS42.7 .K46 2000. Organized by country and U.S. state, this handbook provides guidelines and samples of forms used to acquire copies of vital records.
  • The Sourcebook of County Court Records: A Concise, Straightforward, and Informative Reference to the Main and Secondary Repositories of American County Court House Records by BRB Publications. Location: Main Library 2nd floor CS44 .S67 1992. Provides the how and where to get vital records from U.S. county officials.

Please note: many vital records published in newspapers and official periodicals are available in the Libraries. You will want to consult GIL-Find using the subject headings:

  • "place name newspapers" e.g., Atlanta (Ga.) Newspapers
  • "registers of births, etc. (place name)" e.g., registers of births, etc. Georgia Athens
  • "death notices (place name)" e.g., death notices Georgia
  • "marriage records (place name)" e.g., marriage records Georgia Fulton County