From the Digital Library of Georgia website: The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.
The Digital Library of Georgia has over million digital objects in more than 200 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. The Digital Library of Georgia continues to grow through its partnerships with libraries, archives, museums, government agencies, and allied organizations across the state so it is ever growing.
If you are looking for family from Georgia you can cover a lot of ground here with a single search covering digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and more from over 60 libraries, archives and museums and 100 government agencies. Use the Advanced Search to limit your search by place, a range of years and media type, such as newspapers or diaries. Collections include colonial wills, Confederate records and the online New Georgia Encyclopedia.
You can browse by Browse by Topic, The Arts, Business & Industry, Education, Folklife, Government, Politics, Land; Resources, Literature, Media, Peoples; Cultures, Religion, Science; Medicine, Sports; Recreation, Transportation, Time Period, Browse by County, Browse by Institution, Browse by Media Type, and Collections A-Z. This makes is much easier to find what you are looking for much quicker.
The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive consists of over 81,000 fully searchable newspapers pages from 1845 to 1922. The papers include the Albany News (1870-1883), Albany Patriot(1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921),Sumter Republican (Americus, 1870-1885), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922),and Valdosta Times (1908-1912).
Digital Library of Georgia – To Find Your Family
The Digital Library of Georgia is of course an awesome resource for genealogy and family research, this website can also be used to find family. Some of the categories that would be of the most help would be, Legal documents, Newspapers, Official reports, Periodicals, Petitions, Promissory notes, School yearbooks, and State government records. The yearbooks are mostly from the University of Georgia.
Digital Library of Georgia can help you once you have some names to look up. Through DNA, I was able to identify my great grandparents before finding the remainder of my family. Being able to look up information about people a couple of generations back can help identify and find family members closer to the current time.