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Dallas Library Genealogy Resources


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


Birth Records

The Paulding County Health Department has Paulding 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.



Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia (2006)

SP 929.5758 373 CEMET




Paulding County Census 1850, 1870

SP 929.3758373 PAULD

These census books are either in alphabetical order by family name or have an index in the back.


Paulding County Census 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870,1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930

Census for other counties in Georgia: 1920


Ancestry Library Edition, which is available on the library computers, allows you to search all U.S. census records by name.

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.


Church Histories

The First Hundred and Fifty Years of Pumpkinvine Baptist Church

SP 286.1758 373 FIRST

There are more church histories in Special Collections that have not been cataloged.


Court Records

Some Paulding County Superior Court records are on microfilm reels.


Family Histories

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


Local Histories

The Heritage of Paulding County, Georgia, 1832 -1999

SP 929.3758 373 HERIT

Paulding County Oral Histories (1997)

SP 975.8373 PAULD

Paulding County, Its People and Places (1983)

SP 929.3758 373 FOSTE V.2

A Simpler Time (2004)

SP 929.3758 37 DENTO



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


Marriage Records

The library has a book of marriage records from 1873 to 1935.

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



Index to War of 1812 Service Records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia

929.3758 INDEX

Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants

973.7458 JON

Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia with alphabetical listing of Civil War soldiers

SP 929.5758 373 CEMET

Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files

929.3758 INDEX

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

REF 973.7 ROS

Georgia Freemasons, 1861- 1865

SP 975.83661 GEORG

Confederate Pension Applications

On microfilm

You can use the library computers to search Ancestry Library Edition, which has more military records, including Civil War records and World War I draft cards.



Dallas New Era 1883 – present

On microfilm ; most recent years in paper


Telephone and Address Directories

Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory: Carrollton-Newnan-LaGrange, Georgia and Vicinity

REF 975.839 HILL 2005



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