The Washington Memorial Library's Genealogical and Historical Room has one of the most outstanding reference collections of its type in the South. It was founded in 1923 by the Mary Hammond Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who realized the need for the library to provide source material and assistance for people tracing their lineage and searching for facts about their ancestors. They also believed that certain old and irreplaceable records of local and regional history should be preserved for the future and made available for researchers.
In addition to the publications of the Central Georgia Genealogical Society there are many other resources available to researchers who are looking for their red clay roots in Georgia. Below are some which will be useful.
Central Georgia Genealogical Society
The University of Georgia Libraries has been microfilming Georgia newspapers since the early 1950s. To date the Georgia Newspaper Project has microfilmed at least one newspaper title from every county in Georgia in which newspapers were ever published. More than 2500 titles altogether have been filmed.
The GAGenWeb Projectwhich is part of the USGenWeb Project is comprised of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county in the State of Georgia. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. Each county is hosted by a volunteer coordinator who is responsible content on the county’s webpages. Content varies from county to county but generally you will find cemetery records, family histories, queries and varied legal documents and records. The GAGenWeb Project is part of the USGenWeb Project.