Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources

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

  • Census
    • Carroll County 1880 (975.839 EIGHT). This census book is in alphabetical order.
    • Search the Ancestry database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930. 1890 Census records were lost in a fire. Only a fragment exists, with just a handful of names from Georgia. You can search the few records that remain using Ancestry.
    • Census records are available through 1940. For privacy reasons, Census records are made available 72 years after the date of the Census.
  • Church Histories
    • Bethesda Baptist Church, 1849-1949 (975.839 WORD)
    • Bowdon United Methodist Church 1978 (287.675839 HISTO)
    • Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1856-2006 (287.675839 SHILO)
    • Victory Methodist Church SP (287.675839 THEY)
  • Deeds and Mortgages
    • The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
    • Carroll County, Georgia Abstract of Deed Book, Three Volumes (929.375839 WORD)
  • Family Histories: Individual family histories are shelved at 929.2, alphabetical by family name.
  • Local Histories
    • Towns in Carroll County
      • Bowdon College: a Glorious History (SP 929.375839 BOWDO)
      • Bowdon Has a Centennial (1954) (SP 975.839 DIGBY)
      • Bowdon, the First Hundred Years, 1853-1953: A Pictorial History (975.839 BOWDO)
      • The History of Bowdon College (SP 929.375839 CAS)
      • Looking Back: Historical Sights of Bowdon Area Students (975.839 LOOKI)
      • The March of Time (Bowdon, 1938-1946) (975.839 WHATL)
      • The March of Time and Other Selected Columns (Bowdon, 1946-1951) (975.839 BIRD)
      • At Home in Carrollton: A History Illustrated, (1827-1994 975.839 AT)
      • My Small-Town Home Town, Roopville, Georgia (1985) (929.375839 HUFF)
    • Carroll County
      • Georgia's Last Frontier; the Development of Carroll County (1971) (975.839 BONNE)
      • The Heritage of Carroll County, Georgia, 1826-2001 (929.375839 HERIT)
      • Letters from a T-Model Dad to His Space-Age Sons by O.B. Copeland (COPELAND COP)
      • Looking Back: A Pictorial History of Carroll County (1996) (975.839 LOOKI)
      • Memorable Times During a Fortunate Journey by O.B. Copeland (COPELAND COP)
      • The Sesquicentennial-Bicentennial Edition of the Carroll County Story (1976) (975.839 SESQU)
    • Maps: Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Bowdon from 1911 and 1922 are available on the library computers, through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database in GALILEO.
    • Military
      • Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia (929.3758 ROSTE)
      • 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)
      • Carroll County, Georgia Civil War units, 1861-1865 (975.839 BARRO)
      • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index (REF 929.3758 ROSTE)
      • World War II Ordinary Heroes, Carroll County, Georgia (940.5481 MARTI V.1 and V. 2)
      • 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.
    • Newspapers/Obituaries
      • Bowdon Bulletin 1913 - 1999 on microfilm.
      • For other years, contact the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton at (770) 836-6711 to see if they have the year you need.
    • Yearbooks
      • Bowdon High School yearbooks 1947 – 2001
      • West Georgia College yearbooks 1958 - 1981
      • For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Carroll County, Georgia. They are located in Special Collections at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton.

  • Birth Records
    • Birth Records, Carroll County, Georgia, August 1920 – August 1959 (929.375839 SMITH)(Patients of Dr. William Prescott Smith only)
    • The Carroll County Health Department and the Georgia Division of Public Health have more Carroll County birth records.
  • Business Records (On microfilm in the drawer labeled Carroll County Courthouse Records):
    • Records of the Creek Trading House Letter Book, 1795-1816
    • William Thomas Johnson Store Records 1891-1897, 1981
  • Cemeteries
    • Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 1 (Western half of the county, 2005) (929.757839 CARRO)
    • Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 2 (Eastern half of the county, 2005) (929.575839 CARRO)
    • Carroll County Cemeteries (1983) (929.575839 CARRO)
    • Carroll County Cemeteries: First Supplement (1987) (929.575839 CARRO)
    • Bowdon City Cemetery Directory, 1883-2001 (929.575839 BOWDO)
    • Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery (1980) (929.575839 MOUNT)
    • Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery (1982) (929.575839 PLEAS)
  • Census
    • Carroll County 1830-1880 (929.375839 CARRO) - These census books are either in alphabetical order by family name or have an index in the back.
    • 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.
    • 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Censuses for Carroll County are on microfilm in the Census microfilm cabinet. Microfilm census records are organized by county, then town or enumeration district. (Searching AncestryPlus is easier than looking through the microfilm).
    • Censuses for Georgia counties besides Carroll County are also on microfilm, from 1820 to 1930, except 1890. Records are organized by county, then town or enumeration district. (Searching AncestryPlus is easier than looking through the microfilm).
    • Census records are available through 1940. For privacy reasons, Census records are made available 72 years after the date of the Census.
  • Church Histories and Records
    • Abilene Baptist Church, 1875-1991 (286.175839 ABILE)
    • Bethesda Baptist Church, 1849-1949 (286.175839 WORD)
    • Carrollton First United Methodist Church (1974) (286.175839 HISTO)
    • Carrollton First Methodist Church (1967) (286.175839 HISTO)
    • Concord Missionary Baptist Church, 1951-2002 (286.175839 CONCO)
    • First Baptist Church (1997) (286.175839 GRIFF)
    • First Christian Church, 1872-1972 (286.6 SOME)
    • Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church (1873-2003) (287.1 HISTO)
    • Oak Grove Baptist Church (1977) 286.175839 (HISTO)
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1962) (282.975839 BLESS)
    • St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (283.75839 STORY)
    • St. Paul Methodist Church (287.675839 FOSTE)
    • Stripling Chapel Church (1957) (287.675839 JONES)
    • Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1899-1999 (286.175839 TABER)
    • Tallapoosa Primitive Baptist Church, 1830-2000 (256.175839 TALLA)
    • Tallapoosa Primitive Baptist Church (286.175839 TALLA)
    • Temple United Methodist Church, 1884-1974 (287.675839 HISTO)
    • Upper Tallapoosa Baptist Church, Carrollton Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church (286.175839 NAMES)
    • Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church (287.675839 BICKE)
    • On microfilm in drawer labeled Church Records:
      • Abilene Baptist Church
      • Antioch Baptist Church, Bowdon, 1903-1978
      • Bethany Christian Church
      • Bethesda Baptist Church
      • Bowdon First United Methodist 1992-1978
      • Center Point United Methodist Church 1871-1971
      • Concord Primitive Baptist Church 1882-1902
      • First Christian Church of Carrollton
      • Georgia Primitive Baptist Association
      • Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church 1896-1978 (minutes); 1818-1977 (cemetery)
      • Indian Creek Baptist Church 1848-1969, 1909-1916, 1925-1943
      • Mars Hill Baptist Church 1898-1964
      • New Hope Church Oct. 1840-Oct. 1984
      • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
      • Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Villa Rica
      • Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
      • Roopville Baptist Church 1883-1976
      • St. Paul’s Methodist Church
      • Stripling Chapel United Methodist Church
      • Temple United Methodist Church 1882-1955
      • Whooping Creek Primitive Baptist 1852-1970
  • Family Histories
    • Unpublished family histories are in the filing cabinet next to the computer, filed alphabetically by family name.
    • Published family histories are shelved at 929.2, alphabetically by family name.
    • Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly (929.375839 CARRO)
  • Land Records
    • Georgia Land Lottery
    • Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914 (929.3758 GEORG)
    • Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants Made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War By the State of Georgia (929.3758 AUTHEN)
    • 1805 Georgia Land Lottery (929.3758 EIGHT)
    • The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia (929.3758 SECON)
    • The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia (929.3758 LUCAS)
    • Reprint of Official Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827 (929.3758 REPRI)
    • Land Lottery Grants, Carroll County, 1827 – on microfilm in drawer labeled Land Lottery
    • State of Georgia Sixth or 1832 Land Lottery, Columbia and Richmond Counties (929.3758 WELLS)
    • The 1833 Land Lottery of Georgia (929.3758 DAVIS)
    • The Cherokee Land Lottery (1838) (929.3758 SMITH)
    • Deeds and Mortgages
      • The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
      • Carroll County, Georgia Abstract of Deed Book (929.375839 WORD)
      • On microfilm, in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:
        • Carroll County Deeds and Mortgages (indexes to the following deed & mortgage books)
        • Carroll County Deeds and Mortgages (indexes to the following deed & mortgage books): D 1839-43, E 1843-47, F 1847-52, G-H 1853-57, I 1858-1863, K 1863-1867, L 1867-1869, M 1869-73, N 1873-76, O-R 1877-1883, S 1884-1887, T 1886-87, U-V 1888-91, W 1891-1892, X 1892-94, Y-Z 1895-96, AA 1897-99, BB 1899-1901
        • General Index Deed and Mortgage Grantees A-K 1828 – 1934; L-Z 1828-1934
        • General Index Deeds Grantors A-L 1828-1934; M-Z 1828-1934
      • In large red leather book at the back of Special Collections: Deeds 1886
  • Local Histories
    • Towns of Carroll County
      • Bowdon, the First Hundred Years, 1853-1953: A Pictorial History (975.839 BOWDO)
      • The March of Time (Bowdon, 1938-1946) (975.839 WHATL)
      • The March of Time and Other Selected Columns (Bowdon, 1946-1951) (975.839 BIRD(
      • At Home in Carrollton: A History Illustrated, 1827-1994 (975.839 AT)
      • History of Mt. Zion (1975) (975.839 HISTO)
      • History of Sand Hill (1970s) (929.375839 MCGUI)
      • My Small-Town Home Town, Roopville, Georgia (1985) (929.375839 HUFF)
      • A Historical Sketch of Temple (1976) (975.839 HIS)
      • A History of Temple, Georgia (1982) (975.839 HOLDE)
      • The History of Villa Rica: City of Gold (1976) (975.839 AND)
    • Carroll County with town sections
      • Carroll County and Her People (1906) (929.375839 COBB)
      • Carroll County Cornerstones, Historical Sites and Commemorative Markers (1994) (975.839 CARRO)
      • Carroll County: Teacher’s Heritage Resource Guide (no date) (975.839 CARRO)
      • Georgia’s Last Frontier; the Development of Carroll County (1971) (975.839 BONNE)
      • The Heritage of Carroll County, Georgia, 1826-2001 (929.375839 HERIT)
      • Looking Back: A Pictorial History of Carroll County (1996) (975.839 LOOKI)
      • Papa’s Papers: The Life and Collected Works of James Jefferson Thomasson, 1851-1946. (975.839 THOMA)
      • The Sesquicentennial-Bicentennial Edition of the Carroll County Story (1976) (975.839 SESQU)
  • Maps
    • At the back of Vol. 1 of Carroll County: Teacher’s Heritage Resource Guide (975.839 CARRO)
      • 1900 Carrollton Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)
      • 1911 Bowdon Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)
      • 1930 Bowdon Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)
      • 1933 Villa Rica Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)
      • More Sanborn maps of Carrollton (1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1922) are available on the library computers through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database in GALILEO. If you need any assistance, please ask at the reference desk.
    • At the front of Vol. 2 of Carroll County: Teacher’s Heritage Resource Guide(975.839 CARRO):
      • 1921 Carroll County soil map
      • 1940 Carroll County highway map
    • In drawer VV: City of Carrollton 1963 (Roads, lakes, railroads, creeks, rivers)
    • In drawer WW:
      • Bowdon, Carrollton, Villa Rica street map circa 1980 (Carrollton Federal SNL map)
      • Bowdon East topographic map 1973
      • Bowdon West topographic map 1966
      • Bowdon street map 1990s
      • Carrollton topographic map 1973
      • Carrollton street map (folded up in West Georgia National Bank envelope) 1987
      • Carrollton and Carroll County street map 2003
      • Carrollton and Carroll County street map 2004
      • Hulett topographic map 1973
      • Roopville topographic map 1964
      • Villa Rica topographic map 1973
      • Whitesburg topographic map 1965
    • On the walls:
      • 1986 Carroll County highway map
      • 1866 Carroll County land lots
      • Militia districts
    • The Map Room in the County Administration building on College Street has many more maps (770-830-5820).
  • Marriage Records
    • Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980
      • Groom Index – 929.375839 FAGG v.1
      • Bride Index – 929.375839 FAGG v.2
    • Marriage Certificates, Carroll County, Georgia, 1890-1899 (929.375839 MARRI)
    • On microfilm in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:
      • Carroll County Probate Court Loose Marriage Records, 1890-1950
      • The Probate Court at the Carroll County Courthouse has more Carroll County marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution (929.3758 KNIGH)
    • Georgia Citizens and Soldiers of the American Revolution (973.3 DAVIS)
    • Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia (929.3758 ROSTE)
    • Index to War of 1812 Service Records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia (929.3758 INDEX)
    • Carroll County, Georgia, Confederate Pensions: Roster of Confederate Soldiers and Widows 1890-1911 (929.375839 WASH)
    • Carroll County, Georgia Souvenir Historical Edition To Benefit Confederate Monument (929.375839 SOUVE)
    • Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants (973.7458 JON)
    • Georgia’s Confederate Soldiers (929.3758 GEORG)
    • Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files (929.3758 INDEX)
    • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index (929.3758 ROSTE)
    • Salt List Index for Carroll County (During Civil War, soldiers’ families were given salt)
    • Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly, Winter 1992 issue (929.375839 CARRO)
    • Veterans of the Villa Rica, Georgia Area – [Spanish American and World Wars] (929.375839 VETER)
    • World War II Ordinary Heroes, Carroll County, Georgia (940.5481 MARTI V.1 and V.2)
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries (on microfilm)
    • Carroll Free Press
      • Nov. 23, 1883-March 13, 1896
      • Jan. 1907-Dec.1934
      • Jan. 1936-July 1948
      • *Print index for 1883-1884 newspapers located at 070 TIMES
    • Carroll County Times
      • Feb. 1872-Dec. 1873
      • Jan. 1876-Dec. 1885
      • May 9, 1907-Dec. 1915
      • Jan. 1917–Jan. 17, 1918
      • Jan. 1919-Aug. 1924
      • Feb. 1925–Oct. 1946
      • *Print index for 1872-1879 newspapers located at 070 CARRO
      • *Items of Genealogical Interest in the Carroll County Times from 1872 to 1885 have been indexed and reprinted in the Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly at 929.375839 CARRO. There is a cumulative index for the CCGQ for 1990 – 1994 (in which you will find names from the Carroll County Times 1878-1879). In addition, each quarterly issue has its own name index at the back.
    • Times-Free Press
      • Nov. 1946 – Nov. 11, 1980
      • *Print index for 1970-1980 newspapers located at 070 TIMES
    • Carroll County Georgian: Nov. 8, 1945-Nov. 15, 1980
    • Daily Times-Georgian: Nov. 18, 1980-July 15, 1985
    • Times-Georgian
      • July 16, 1985–Apr. 30, 2000
      • June 21, 2000-July 15, 2000
      • Sept. 1, 2000-Sept. 30, 2000
      • Oct. 17, 2000–April 20, 2001
      • June 1, 2001 – June 30, 2001
      • Sept. 1, 2001 – Oct. 31, 2001
      • Jan. 1, 2002 – May 31, 2002
      • August 1, 2002 – August 31, 2002
      • Dec. 1, 2002 – Dec. 31, 2002
      • To look at Times-Georgian issues published on or after May 1, 2000 that are not listed above, please ask at the reference desk.
  • Tax Records
    • Carroll County Tax Digest (929.375839 CARRO 1890)
    • Tax Digests in the back of special collections (most years are in large red leather books):
      • 1841-1842
      • 1852-1859
      • 1861
      • 1863
      • 1866
      • 1868
      • 1890-1897
      • 1899-1905
      • 1909-1920
      • 1922-1923
      • 1928-1935
      • 1937-1955
      • 1957-1959
      • 1963
      • 1965
      • 1970
    • Tax Digests on microfilm in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:
      • 1832
      • 1841-1842
      • 1844
      • 1847
      • 1852-1859
      • 1861
      • 1863
      • 1866
      • 1868
      • 1873
  • Telephone & Address Directories
    • BellSouth Carrollton Area Telephone Directory (975.839 CARRO)
    • Polk’s Carrollton City Directory (975.839 CARRO)
  • Wills (on microfilm)
    • Index to Estates, Wills, Minutes and Estate Records A-K 1826-1859
    • Index to Estates, Wills, Minutes, Estate Records L-Z 1826-1939
    • Index to Will A, 1852-1883
    • Will A, 1852-1896
    • Will B, 1892-1922
    • Estate Records 1870-1876
  • Yearbooks
    • Carrollton Elementary School 1993 (372.75839 CARRO)
    • Carrollton High School Arrowhead 1944-1985, 1987-1992 (373.75839 ARROW)
    • Carver High School Carrolltonian 1955 (373.75839 CARRO)
    • Carver High School Carverite 1961-1962 (373.75839 CARVE)
    • Carver High School Jacket 1956-1958, 1963-1966, 1968 (373.75839 JACKE)
    • Central High School Leonine 1963, 1965 – 1972, 1974 – 1976, 1992 (371.75839 LEONI)
    • Oak Mountain Academy Tartan 1989-1992 (371.0275839 TARTA)
    • Sand Hill Elementary School Yearbook 1977 (372.75839 SAND)
    • West Georgia College Chieftain 1935-1936, 1944, 1947, 1949-1950, 1953-1955, 1957-1958, 1960-1979, 1981 (378.75839 CHIEF)
    • For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Carroll County, Georgia. They are located in Special Collections at the Mt. Zion Public Library in Mt. Zion.

  • Birth Records: The Carroll County Health Department and the Georgia Division of Public Health have Carroll County birth records
  • Cemeteries
    • Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery (1980) (929.575839 MOUNT)
  • Census
    • Carroll County 1830 - 1880 (SP 929.375839 CARRO)
    • Carroll County 1860 (SP 929.375839 GEORG)
    • Search the Ancestry Library Edition (available only at the library) database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930.
    • 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.
  • Church Histories and Records
    • Bethesda Baptist Church, 1849-1949 (SP 286.175839 WORD)
    • Charles Wesley's first Frederica sermon "On Singleness if Intention" (SP 252.07 WESLE)
    • History of Union Camp Ground, 1876-1976 (SP 287.6758 39 AWTRY)
    • St. Paul Methodist Church (SP 287.6758 39 FOSTE)
    • St. Margaret's Episcopal Church (SP 283.75839 STORY)
  • Family Histories
    • The Entrekin family (SP 929.2 ENTREKIN)
    • The Richards Story (SP 929.2 RICHARDS)
  • Land Records
    • The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
    • Carroll County, Georgia Abstract of Deed Book (929.375839 WORD)
  • Local Histories
    • The March of Time (Bowdon, 1938-1946) (975.839 WHATL)
    • The Heritage of Carroll County, Georgia, 1826-2001 (929.375839 HERIT)
    • The News from Chauncey (SP 929.2758532 NEWS V.3)
  • Maps: The Map Room in the County Administration building on College St. in Carrollton has many maps. Their phone number is 770-830-5820.
  • Marriage Records: The Probate Court at the Carroll County Courthouse has Carroll County marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865 (REF 929.3758 ROSTE, Vols. 1-6)
    • 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.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Carroll County. They are located in Special Collections, Non-Fiction, and Reference Collections at the Villa Rica Public Library.

  • Cemeteries
    • Carroll County Cemeteries Vol. 1 (Western half of the county; 2005) (929.575839 CARRO)
    • Carroll County Cemeteries Vol. 2 (Eastern half of county; 2005) (929.575839 CARRO)
  • Census
    • Carroll County 1850 Carroll County Census 1850 (SP 929.375839 COX) Search the Ancestry database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930. 1890 Census records were lost in a fire. Only a fragment exists, with just a handful of names from Georgia. You can search the few records that remain using Ancestry.
  • Church Histories
    • Bethesda Baptist Church, 1849-1949 975.839 WORD
  • Deeds and Mortgages
    • Carroll County, Georgia Abstract of Deed Book (REF 975.839 WORD)
    • The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
  • Family Histories: Family histories are shelved at SP 929.2, alphabetical by family name.
  • Local Histories
    • The History of Villa Rica, City of Gold (REF 975.839 ANDER)
    • The History of Bowdon College (SP 975.839 CAS)
    • At Home in Carrollton: A History Illustrated, 1827-1994 (SP 975.839 AT)
    • A History of Temple, Georgia (REF 975.839 HOL)
    • Georgia's Last Frontier; the Development of Carroll County (1971) (SP 975.839 BON)
    • The Heritage of Carroll County, Georgia, 1826-2001 (SP 929.375839 HERIT)
    • Looking Back: A Pictorial History of Carroll County (1996) (SP 975.839 LOOKI)
  • Military
    • Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants (SP 973.7458 JON)
    • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index (REF 929.3758 ROSTE)
    • World War II Ordinary Heroes, Carroll County, Georgia (940.5481 MARTI V.1 and V. 2)
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries
    • "Villa Rican" 1965 – 1968 , 1994 – present (On microfilm, except recent years are in paper)
  • Telephone and Address Directories
    • Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory: Carrollton-Newnan-Lagrange, Georgia and Vicinity 2001-2006 (REF 975.839 HILL)
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Carroll County, Georgia. They are located in Special Collections at the Whitesburg Library in Whitesburg.

  • Birth Records: The Carroll County Health Department and the Georgia Division of Public Health have Carroll County birth records.
  • Cemeteries
    • Carroll County Cemeteries (SP 929.575839 CARRO)
  • Census
    • Carroll County, Georgia Census 1850 (SP 929.375839 COX)
    • Carroll County, Georgia Census 1860 (SP 929.375839 CARRO)
    • Carroll County, Georgia Census 1870 (SP 929.375839 CARRO)
    • Search the Ancestry Library Edition (available only at the library) database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930.
    • 1890 Census records were lost in a fire. Only a fragment exists, with just a handful of names from Georgia. You can search the few records that remain using Ancestry.
  • Land Records: The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has deed books and their indexes.
  • Maps: The Map Room in the County Administration building on College St. in Carrollton has many maps. Their phone number is 770-830-5820.
  • Marriage Records: The Probate Court at the Carroll County Courthouse has Carroll County marriage and divorce records.
  • Military: You can search for military records, especially Civil War records and World War I draft cards, in the Ancestry database on the library’s computers.
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.
  • Cemeteries
    • 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
  • Census
    • Soundex (on microfilm) for Federal census of Georgia: 1880, 1900, 1910 (SP MFILM 929.3758 CENSUS)
    • 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_
  • Maps: 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
  • Military
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries: 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
  • Wills: Indexes to the Douglas County Will Books A-E
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Douglas County. They are located in Special Collections at the Lithia Springs 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.
  • Cemeteries: The Lithia Springs Public Library does not have a cemetery book but the library in Carrollton has:
    • Some Douglas County, Georgia Cemeteries (SP 929.5758 243 SOME – at the Carrollton library)
    • Church Histories and Records: History of Lithia Springs Churches From the Beginning (videotape) (VC 975.8243 LITHIA)
  • Local Histories
    • Douglas County, Georgia: From Indian Trail to Interstate 20 (1987) (REF 975.8243 DAVIS)
    • The Heritage of Douglas County, Georgia : 1870-2002 (SP 929.3758243 HERIT)
    • Portraits of History: Lithia Springs (2000) (REF 975.8243 ALBER)
    • Honestly, I Love You Douglas County (1983) (975.8243 WHATL)
  • Marriage Records: The Probate Court at the Douglas County Courthouse has Douglas County marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: a Compendium of Georgia Participants (REF 973.7458 JON)
    • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia (REF 973.7 ROS)
    • You can also search the Ancestry database on the library computers. Ancestry contains military records, in particular World War I draft cards and Civil War records.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries: Douglas County Sentinel 2000 – present
  • Yearbooks
    • The Docohan (Douglas County High School) 1950,1953,1954 (REF 373.758243 DOCOH)
    • For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
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.
  • Cemeteries
    • 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)
  • Census
    • 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: SP 929.3 GEORGIA CENSUS 1930 ROLL 368
    • Georgia: 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).
  • 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.
  • Military
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries: 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
  • Yearbooks
    • 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.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Haralson County.  They are located in Special Collections at the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library.
  • 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.
  • Cemeteries
    • Haralson County, Georgia Cemeteries (2004) (SP 929.575838 HARAL)
  • Census
    • 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).  HeritageQuest, which is also available on the library computers, also has census records.
    • 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 alphabetically by family name at SP 929.2.
  • Local Histories
    • Towns in Haralson County
      • Bremen, Georgia 100 years, 1883-1983 (SP 975.838 BREME)
      • The First One Hundred Years [Tallapoosa] (SP 975.838 GREEN)
      • No More Storms A-Comin’ [Tallapoosa] (GOEGEL GOE)
    • Haralson County
      • Haralson County, Georgia: A History (1994) (SP 929.3758 NEWMA)
      • Haralson County History Book (1983) (SP 975.838 HARAL)
      • Carroll and Haralson Counties in Vintage Postcards (SP 975.839 WIGGI)
      • Haralson’s Heritage (1995) (SP 975.838 WILBU)
  • Marriage Records
    • Haralson County, Georgia, Marriage Records 1856-1940 (SP 929.375838 HARAL)
    • Applications for Haralson County Marriage Licenses (on CD from 1929-1952). Call the library to check if it is available yet.
    • The Probate Court at the Haralson County Courthouse has more marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Brief History of the Thirtieth Georgia Regiment [Civil War] (SP 975.8 ADAMS)
    • Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the Georgia 35th Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. [Civil War] (SP 973.7 FOX)
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries
    • Paper copies of the following papers are available at the library.  Complete years are not available for many years.  For some years of the years listed, only one newspaper issue from that year has been saved.  Please call the library to check to see if they have a particular date.
      • Banner Messenger 1900, 1974-1975
      • Bremen Gateway 1925-1927, 1934, 1936-1937, 1939, 1941-1945, 1956, 1961-1963, 1965-1970, 1974, 1976, 1980
      • Haralson Beacon Gateway 1986-1995
      • Haralson County Tribune 1921-1925, 1927-1979, 1981-1983
      • Tallapoosa Journal 1993-1995
      • The Tribune 1900-1903, 1906-1920
      • Times-Advertiser 1983
  • Telephone and Address Directories
    • Polk’s Bremen, Tallapoosa, Buchanan City Directory: 1964, 1967
  • Yearbooks
    • Buchanan Elementary School 1970
    • Buchanan High School 1954, 1956
    • Buchanan Middle and Primary School 1987
    • Haralson County High School 1970-1974, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1991
    • West Haralson Elementary School 2000
    • For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Haralson County.  They are located in Special Collections at the Tallapoosa Public Library.
  • 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.
  • Cemeteries
    • Haralson County, Georgia Cemeteries (2004) (SP 929.575838 HARAL)
  • Census
    • The U.S. Census for Haralson County is available on microfilm from 1860 to 1930.
    • The 1930 census for all counties in Georgia is also available on microfilm, at: SP 929.3 GEORGIA CENSUS 1930 ROLL 368
    • 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).
  • Family Histories: Family histories are shelved at 929.2, alphabetically by family name.
  • Local Histories
    • Tallapoosa
      • The First One Hundred Years (1996) (SP 975.838 GREEN)
      • To Be Continued: A Pictorial History of Tallapoosa, Georgia (1999) (REF 975.838 TALLA)
      • No More Storms A-Comin’ (1995) (GOEBEL GOE)
      • Growing Up in Tallapoosa, GA (2001) (JONES JON)
    • 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)
  • Maps
    • Some Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Tallapoosa are available on microfilm at the library.
    • All Sanborn maps of Tallapoosa are available through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database.  This database is available on the library computers through GALILEO.  Sanborn maps were made of Tallapoosa in 1888, 1890, 1895, 1903, 1909 and 1914.
  • Marriage Records
    • Haralson County, Georgia, Marriage Records 1856-1940 (SP 929.375838 HARAL)
    • The Probate Court at the Haralson County Courthouse has more marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index (SP 929.3758 ROSTE)
    • Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: a Compendium of Georgia Participants (SP 973.7458 JON)
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries: The library has the Tallapoosa Journal and its precursors on microfilm back to 1884.
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
  • Birth Records: The Heard County Health Department has Heard 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.
  • Census
    • Search the Ancestry database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930.
    • 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.
    • 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.
  • Deeds: The clerk of court at the Heard County courthouse has deed books and their indexes.
  • Local Histories: Oracle of the Ages: Reflections on the Curious Life of Fortune Teller Mayhayley Lancaster (2001) BIO LANCASTER MOO
  • Marriage Records: The Probate Court at the Heard County Courthouse has marriage and divorce records.
  • Military: Search the Ancestry database for other military records, especially World War I draft cards and Civil War records.
  • Birth Records: The Heard County Health Department has Heard 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
    • Heard County, Georgia Cemeteries (1977) (SP 929.57588422 HEARD) Cemeteries of Heard County, Georgia 1977-1999: Volume 1 (SP 929.5758422 HEARD V.1)
  • Census
    • Heard County 1840-1980: On microfilm
    • Heard County Census 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
    • Heard County Census 1840, 1850 (SP 929.3758 422 EIGHT)
    • Search the Ancestry database for all U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930.
    • 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.
    • 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 Bishop of Heard County: The Story of J.C. Adams, Georgia Circuit Rider (ADAMS BYR)
  • Deeds
    • The clerk of court at the Heard County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.
    • Heard County, Georgia Deed Book (REF 929.3758 422 TURNE)
  • Family Histories: Family histories are shelved at SP 929.2, alphabetical by family name.
  • Local Histories
    • History of Heard County, Georgia, 1830 – 1990 (REF 975.8422 HISTO)
    • Heard County, Georgia: a History of Its People (1980) (REF 975.842 ELLER)
    • Heard Heritage (1976) (SP 929.3758 422 HEARD)
    • A Short History of Heard County (1958) (SP 975.842 BONNE)
    • Heard County Lions Club, 1938-1976 (SP 367.975 HEARD)
    • Educational Survey of Heard County (1917) (SP 929.3758 422 EDUCA)
    • Chattahoochee River Stories: In Heard County (2004) (REF 975.8422 HEARD)
    • Oracle of the Ages: Reflections on the Curious Life of Fortune Teller Mayhayley Lancaster (2001) (REF LANCASTER MOO)
  • Marriage Records
    • Georgia, Heard County Marriages (2003) (SP 929.3578 422 TURNE V.1-2)
    • The Probate Court at the Heard County Courthouse has more marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants (SP 973.7458 JON)
    • Georgia’s Confederate Soldiers (929.3758 GEORG)
    • Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index (REF 973.7 ROS)
    • Search the Ancestry database for other military records, especially World War I draft cards and Civil War records.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries
    • News & Banner 1899 – 1982, Nov. 1986 – present
    • The Beacon: Last 5 years including the current year
  • Telephone and Address Directories: Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory Carrollton-Newnan-Lagrange, Georgia and Vicinity 2000, 2002-2006 (REF 975.839 HILL)
  • Yearbooks
    • Heard High School Annuals (HEHIAN): 1957 – 1961, 1969 – 1971, 1994
    • Ephesus Yellowjacket Yearbook 1987 (SP 975.8422 EPHES)
    • For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
  • 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.
  • Census
    • 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.
  • Marriage Records: The Probate Court at the Paulding County Courthouse has Paulding County marriage and divorce records.
  • Military: 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries
    • Paulding County Neighbor – 1 year’s worth - in paper
    • Dallas New Era – 1 year’s worth – in paper
    • The Sentinel – 1 year’s worth – in paper
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
  • 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: Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia (2006) (SP 929.5758 373 CEMET)
  • Census
    • Paulding County Census 1850, 1870 (SP 929.3758373 PAULD)
    • Microfilm: 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.
    • 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)
  • Maps: 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.
  • Military
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries: Dallas New Era 1883 – present
  • Telephone and Address Directories: Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory: Carrollton-Newnan-LaGrange, Georgia and Vicinity (REF 975.839 HILL 2005)
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
  • 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: Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia (2006) (SP 929.5758373 CEMET)
  • Census
    • Ancestry Library Edition, which is available on the library computers, allows you to search all U.S. census records by name.
    • 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.
  • Military
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries
    • Dallas New Era – one year’s worth – paper copies only.
    • Paulding County Neighbor – one year’s worth – paper copies only.
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.
  • 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: Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia (2006) (SP 929.5758373 CEMET)
  • Census
    • Ancestry Library Edition, which is available on the library computers, allows you to search all U.S. census records by name.
    • 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)
    • Miracles of Paulding: Stories of Divine Intervention in the Lives of Paulding Countians (248.29 MIRAC)
  • Family Histories: Family histories are located in Reference.
  • Local Histories
    • The Heritage of Paulding County, Georgia, 1832 -1999 (SP 929.3758 373 HERIT)
    • Paulding County, Its People and Places (1983) (SP 929.3758 373 FOSTE)
  • Marriage Records: The Probate Court at the Paulding County Courthouse has Paulding County marriage and divorce records.
  • Military
    • Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia with alphabetical listing of Civil War soldiers (SP 929.5758 373 CEMET)
    • Remembering Georgia’s Confederates (SP 973.7458 WIGGI)
    • 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.
  • Newspapers/Obituaries
    • Paulding County Neighbor – 1 year’s worth - in paper
    • Dallas New Era – 1 year’s worth – in paper
    • The Sentinel – 1 year’s worth – in paper
  • Yearbooks: For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.