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Where Did You Come From? Databases to Research Your Family History


If you spent a lot of time with family over the break perhaps you are wondering a bit about your family history.  The following databases may provide you with some insights.

Ancestry Library Edition

This is a geneologist’s dream tool.  It is so sought after that we are only able to offer on-campus access.  It provides access to 4000 databases that may help you learn about your ancestors.  These include:

  • U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930
  • Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps
  • 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 (updated monthly)
  • WWI Draft Registration Cards
  • Federal Slave Narratives Civil War collection

North American Immigration Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

Perhaps your ancestors are included in this collection letters, diaries, and oral histories from immigrants to North America.  If not, then these may provide insight in to the experiences and hardships your ancestors may have faces while immigrating.

Resources for Georgia Natives

The Digital Library of Georgia and the New Georgia Encyclopedia provide access to a wide variety of resources that may help Georgia natives learn more about the history and culture of the state.  These resources include  digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

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