Resources

Library

Special Collections Library

The Special Collections Library is located in Neva Lomason. Carrollton, GA.  Vistors  will find an array of research materials in the Special Collections Room. Through annual contributions and acquisitions, the collection has grown to be one of the finest in this area.

The collection of over 2,250 books includes all of the published Carroll County materials, family histories, newspaper abstracts, reference guides, military records, and much more. These materials are shelved within topical groups such as, state/county, military materials, family histories, city directories, phone books ethnic cultures, tax digests, and yearbooks.

The microfilm collection includes some Carroll County deed and probate records, Georgia census records, some local church records, local newspapers, and some issues of Atlanta Journal Constitution.  File cabinets contain historical maps, unpublished family histories, and vertical files on a variety of topics.  Finding aids in Special Collections include:

*These materials are being reworked to include the changed organization of materials shelved in Special Collections.

Neva Lomason Memorial Library is home for West Georgia Regional Library serving Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding counties. Library hours and directions are found at www.wgrl.net

Links

The following are links to web sites that may be helpful to those interested in Georgia and Carroll County genealogy. These links do not open in a new window.

Local resources

Bowdon Historical Society
Preservation of Bowdon Area Historical Heritage

Carroll County – Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia’s History and Culture online

Carroll County Land Records
Deed books imaged from current to February 1950.

Carroll County Historical Society
The Carroll County Historical Society is the local historical organization of Carrollton and Carroll County.

West Georgia Regional Library
Carroll County, Georgia local library. Right side bar has links to local genealogy.

Carroll County Clerk’s Office

State resources

Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia’s History and Culture online

Georgia Archives
Preservation of Georgia’s historical documents

Georgia’s Last Frontier: the Development of Carroll County by James C. Bonner
Developmental History of Carroll County, Georgia

Georgia Genealogical Society
Collects, Preserves and Disseminates Genealogical information

Georgia Historical Society
Teaches Georgia History, as well as collecting and examining historical documents

Georgia’s Virtual Vault
Digitized documents from the Georgia Archives

Historic Georgia Newspapers
Searchable index of early Georgia newspapers

The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Comprehensive collection of all aspects of Georgia History, Political, agricultural, business, etc.

The Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center has some excellent genealogical resources that you will not find in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Online Georgia Death Records & Indexes
This is an online Genealogy Records Guide.

These more general sites have proven to be helpful to CCGS members.

The Digital Public Library of America
Freely-available culture heritage materials from America’s lilbraries, archives, and museums/

BYU Digital Books – Family History Archive
A collection of more than 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications books.familysearch.org/

Federation of Genealogical Societies
Represents hundreds of members of genealogical societies

National Archives, Southeast Region
National Archives and Records Administration – Genealogical and Historical Materials

National Genealogical Society
National Genealogical Society for everyone from the beginner to the professional family historian

National Archives and Resources Administration
All in one source for historical records: Veterans Service Records, Publications, Teachers Resources and many more research materials

New York City Ports: Ellis Island
Brief introduction to Ellis Island with links to many sites needed for Ellis Island research.

Military resources

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Comprehensive research tool for searching the records of the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War

Daughters of the American Revolution
Society that issues recognition to Revolutionary War Veterans and descendants

National Archives and Resources Administration
All in one source for historical records: Veterans Service Records, Publications, Teachers Resources and many more research materials

National Archives, Southeast Region
National Archives and Records Administration – Genealogical and Historical Materials

SAR Genealogical Research Library
The Sons of the American Revolution Library maintains a large collection of genealogical, historical, and reference materials.