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Bremen Library Genealogical Resources

This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Haralson County.  They are located in Special Collections at the Warren P. Sewell Library of Bremen.


Birth Records

The Haralson County Health Department has Haralson 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.



Haralson County, Georgia Cemeteries (2004)

SP 929.575838 HARAL


Haralson County Cemeteries (1999)
SP 929.575838 HARAL


Old Holcombe Cemetery, Bremen, Georgia (1998)

SP 929.3 SUBER



Haralson County

The Haralson County census has been alphabetized in these books:

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900

SP 929.375838 HARAL


The 1930 census for Haralson County is available on microfilm at:




The entire 1860 census for all counties in Georgia is available on microfilm.


The entire 1870 census for all counties in Georgia is available in a book at:

SP 929.3758 GEORG


Other years

On the library computers you can search the Ancestry database, which has all of the U.S. censuses, including the 1890 census fragment (most of that census was destroyed in a fire).

About missing years

The 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; only fragments remain.

Census records for 1940 will not be available until 2012, for privacy reasons. Census records for 1950 will be made available in 2022, and so on.


Family Histories

Family histories are shelved at 929.2, alphabetically by family name.


Local Histories

Towns in Haralson County

Bremen, Georgia 100 years, 1883-1983

SP 975.838 BREME


The Bremen City Schools : a Century of Education

SP 975.838 BREME


Tallapoosa, Georgia (1952)

SP 975.838 TRIMB


The History of Bremen SP975.838 HISTO

Haralson County

Haralson County, Georgia: A History (1994)

SP 975.838 HARAL


Haralson County History Book (1983)

SP 975.838 HARAL


Haralson’s Heritage (1995)

SP 975.838 WILBU


Haralson County, GA : a Resource Guide for the Teaching of Social Studies in Haralson County, GA (1991)

SP 975.838 WILBU


Hungarians and Winemaking in Haralson County

SP 975.838 HANNA


Historical Sketch of Hungarian and Czechoslovakian Colonies in Haralson Co.

SP 975.838 RIVER


Magyars and Slovaks in Rural Georgia

SP 975.838 RIVER


Marriage Records

Haralson County, Georgia, Marriage Records 1856-1940

SP 929.375838 HARAL


Haralson County, Georgia Marriages 1897-1909

On microfilm


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



Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index

REF 973.7 ROS


Register of Graduates United States Military Academy 1802-1983


History of Camp Wheeler, Georgia

SP 975.8552 MCKEN


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



The following newspapers are on microfilm:


Bremen Gateway 1915 – present

(Most recent years are only available in paper.)


Banner Messenger 1891-1899


Haralson County Tribune 1898-1985


Tallapoosa Journal 1930-1983


Pension Records

Haralson County, Georgia Pension Roll

Miscellaneous dates

On microfilm


Telephone and Address Directories

Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory:

Carrollton-Newnan-Lagrange, Georgia and Vicinity

REF 975.839 HILL

2000, 2001


Polk’s Bremen, Tallapoosa, Buchanan City Directory

1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993



Bremen Blue Devil, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1972, 1974

West Georgia College Chieftain, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976

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