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Hiram Library Genealogy Resources


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


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 929.5758373 CEMET



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

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

Bethel United Methodist Church: A History of Her People (1998)

SP 287.6758373 MEEK

The First Hundred and Fifty Years of Pumpkinvine Baptist Church (1995)

SP 286.1758 373 FIRST


Local Histories

The Heritage of Paulding County, Georgia, 1832 -1999

SP 929.3758 373 HERIT

Paulding County, Its People and Places (1983)

SP 929.3758373 FOSTE

Reflections: People and Places in Dallas and Paulding in the 1930’s

REF 929.3758373 BYRD


Marriage Records

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



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

SP 929.5758 373 CEMET

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 – one year’s worth – paper copies only.

Paulding County Neighbor – one year’s worth – paper copies only.



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