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Douglasville Library Genealogy Resources

This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Douglas County.  They are located in Special Collections at the Douglas County Public Library.


Birth Records

The Douglas County Health Department has Douglas County birth records (from 1919 to the present).  If you are looking for the names of someone’s parents, you may want to also look in the Census for the years when the person was a child.


Campbell County

Campbell County, Georgia Wills, Newspapers extracts and Census 1830 along with the listing of Confederate soldiers from that county.



The following individual cemetery guides are available:

Prays Mill Baptist
Union Grove Baptist
Chapel Hill Baptist
Central Church Baptist
Charles Golden UMC and Tranquil AME (they are together in one)
Campbell County GA cemeteries



Soundex (on microfilm) for Federal census of Georgia: 1880, 1900, 1910

An index for the 1860 federal census of Georgia (book)
SP 929.3758 GEORG

Census of 1870 (in book form) for Georgia

Georgia census up to 1920 on microfilm

You may also search the Ancestry and HeritageQuest databases using the library computers.  Ancestry and HeritageQuest have all of the available censuses for the U.S. and some other countries, and can be searched by name.

Missing Dates 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.


Georgia Slave Schedules for census 1850 and 1860


Church Histories and Records

First United Methodist Church, 1850-1980   SP 287.6785 243 HISTO

Mount Zion Baptist Church   SP 286.1758 243 MOUNT


Family Histories

Family histories are shelved together at SP 929.2, then ordered alphabetically by family name.


Land Records

Old Campbell County, Georgia Land Records, 1828-1854

SP 929.3758 237 OLD

(In 1870 the northwestern half of Campbell County became Douglas County.)


Local Histories

Douglas County, Georgia: From Indian Trail to Interstate 20 (1987)

REF 975.8243 DAVIS

Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy by Joe Baggett

SP 929.3758 243 DOUGL

Douglas County Who was Who Vol. 1 and 2 by Joe Baggett

SP 929.3758 243 BAGGE V.1

SP 929.3758 243 BAGGE V.2

The Heritage of Douglas County, Georgia : 1870-2002

SP 929.3758243 HERIT

Honestly I love you Douglas County / Robert Whatley

SP 975.8243 WHATL

Portraits of history: Douglas County (2000) / Earl M. Albertson

SP 975.8243 ALBER

Portraits of History: Lithia Springs (2000) / Earl M. Albertson

SP 975.8243 ALBER



Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Douglasville from 1895, 1900, 1905, and 1911 are available on the library computers through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database in GALILEO.


Marriage Records

The Probate Court at the Douglas County Courthouse has Douglas County marriage and divorce records.

The library has Marriage Book D – Douglas County



Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution

973.3 KNIGH

Georgia Division of United Daughter of Confederacy Roster of Confederate Graves
Vol. I-VI and index

Roster of Confederate Soldiers

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia

SP 929.3758 ROSTER

Index to Georgia’s Confederate Pension Supplements

SP 929.3758 BROOK

You can also search the Ancestry database on the library computers.  Ancestry contains military records, especially World War I draft cards and Civil War records.



Douglas Sentinel on microfilm from 1917 – 2005.


Passenger Lists

On microfilm


Telephone and Address Directories

Douglasville City Directories from 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983

Polk Cross Reference Directory for Atlanta, Georgia – Area 1 (Including Fulton, Douglas, Cobb) – 1997

REF 975.823 POLK

1996 Polk Reference inncluding Fulton, Douglas and Cobb C



Indexes to the Douglas County Will Books A-E



For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.