Libraries and Online Resources


IGHR attendees benefit from access to the outstanding libraries of the University of Georgia including the Main Library with its worldwide collection of historical and genealogical material, maps, and government documents; the Alexander Campbell King Law Library; and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Additionally, the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room provides researchers the opportunity to use limited-access databases as a FamilySearch Affiliate Library and provides resources on local, regional, state, and national history and genealogy.

University of Georgia Libraries

UGA Main Library

UGA Map & Government Information Library

Alexander Campbell King Law Library

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room

The following articles appeared in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly to provide an overview of UGA and Athens-Clarke County library resources.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the University of Georgia Libraries" by Laura W. Carter

A Brief Tour of the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room" by Richelle Brown

Online Resources

IGHR attendees also have access to online resources.

eorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories. While on campus, IGHR attendees will have access to the databases at the University of Georgia Libraries.

Digital Library of Georgia
The Digital Library of Georgia (freely available online) is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia’s Libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life.

Georgia Historic Newspapers
The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with universities, archives, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.

Georgia’s Virtual Vault
The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.

Additional Collections

Many public libraries in Georgia are home to unique historic collections that highlight the history of local communities. A list is available through the Georgia Public Library Service.

Be sure to take a look at the Georgia’s Treasures booklet (available for download) which highlights several significant genealogy and history collections found in public libraries. “As you visit the libraries and history rooms spotlighted in this brochure, you will find much more than books; many of our libraries collect museum-quality art and artifacts that highlight the cultural history of Georgia and its residents. Some have earned national acclaim; all have devoted local and regional followings. Each of them offers collections that are specialized, important and often captivating — whether you are tracing your family tree or delving deeply into one of the many rich periods of Georgia history."


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