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Online Genealogy Resources

Muscogee County Marriages  1835-1899
Muscogee County Marriage Index 1900-1919
Muscogee County Marriages  1920-1929
Harris County Marriages 1833-1924
Columbus Enquirer-Sun Death Index 1800-1899
Columbus Enquirer-Sun Death Index 1900-1918
Articles about Chattahoochee Valley Libraries from 1937 – 2001
Columbus Public Library Newspapers Available On Microfilm
Georgia Confederate Pensions
Vertical File Index
Copy of Columbus Ledger Enquirer Obituary Index 2006-2011
Carlton Gary Articles in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer 

Ancestry Library Edition (available inside the libraries). This resource has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as:

  • U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930
  • American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes)
  • The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630
  • Social Security Death Index

Heritagequest Online includes:

  • Genealogy & Local History Collection of over 20,000 book titles, including family and local histories
  • 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census with complete original images
  • The Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, which identifies more than 80,000 Americans who served in the war
  • The Freedman’s Bank Records, one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research
  • Articles (1993 to present) from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer can be located via this database. From home, enter your Library Card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number). Articles prior to 1993 can be obtained using the microfilm in the Genealogy department at the Columbus Public Library.

Georgia Historic Newspapers  

The GHN includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, and Waynesboro. The latest additions bring the total number of newspaper pages available free online through the DLG to 825,000 pages.   Like the older DLG newspaper sites, GHN provides newspaper issues that are full-text searchable and can be browsed by date and title.

Features of the new site include:

  • Essays about the publishing history of various newspaper titles,
  • Browsing by region (corresponding to regions of older sites), and
  • Browsing by types that include community papers, papers-of-record, African-American papers, religious papers, school papers, or Native American papers.

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.

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