Sunday, March 14, 2010

52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases: Georgia

This is the 11th post in a weekly series of Online American Digital Archives and Databases found for free at state, county, municipal, college and university history, library, and archive websites, as well as public and private library and museum sites, and historical and genealogical society sites.

Digital Library of Georgia - - digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources; a million digital objects in 110 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies

Georgia Historical Society - - search digital images of their photograph and print collections, use online catalog and finding aid, check out the Savannah Jewish Archives, and listed to oral histories about the preservation movement in Savannah

Georgia's Virtual Vault: Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives - - historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives; includes family collections, deed and will books, Confederate enlistment oaths and discharges, Confederate Pension Application supplements, Spanish-American War Service summary cards, county tax digests, plats of survey, state death certificates, photographs, trademark registrations, and much, much more!

New Georgia Encyclopedia - - "an authoritative source on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia. The site contains nearly 2,000 articles and more than 5,000 images and audio and video clips on the history, culture, and life of the state."


Armstrong Atlantic State University Lane Library - - photos, history 

Augusta State University Reese Library Special Collections Digital Projects - - photos of Augusta; Georgia Archives Week/Month feature archives

Columbus State University Digital Collections - - diaires, photographs, oral histories, Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians, music

Emory University Robert W. Woodruff Library, Digital Resources - - includes Emory Women Writers Resource Project, Southern Changes Digital Archive, and Voyages: the Trans-Atlantic Slave Database (identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation)

Georgia Institute of Technology Digital Collections - - photographs, sketches and drawings of campus buildings, Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills collection, Historical American Buildings Survey photos, videotaped oral histories, Georgia Tech historic ads, yearbooks, speeches and presentations, Technique (student newspaper). Collaborative projects include  Witness to the Holocaust, National Security for the 21st Century, and Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Southern University Henderson Library Special Collections - - while there is not a lot of info online, you can search indexes (such as a list of those interviewed for oral histories) and finding aids as well as view some images of their special collection materials

Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives - - Southern Labor Archives, university archives, popular music, photographs, rare books, women's collection, oral histories, and more

University of Georgia Libraries Online Cartographic Resources - - a map lover's heaven; not limited to Georgia maps

University of Georgia Libraries Hargrett Library Digital Collections - - this rare book and manuscript collection includes diaries, historic maps, images, and broadsides, history of UG, yearbooks, SE Native American documents, and much, much more! Part of the larger collections of Hargrett Library, some of which are also online.

University of Georgia Libraries Richard B. Russell Library Digital Collections - - editorial cartoons, vintage baseball cards, American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books (1936 - 1999)

Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections - - yearbooks, Valdosta Daily Times (with searchable database for births, deaths, weddings, and engagements), image collection, local history


Atlanta History Center - - while there is not a lot online, there are great descriptions, with photographs, of the collections on hand: Civil War & Military History; Genealogy & Family History of the SE US; Southern Architecture, Decorative Arts, and Design; Southern Garden History/Cherokee Garden Library (includes digital newsletter); you can also check out historic homes and the museum collections; also check out the Franklin Garrett Necrology Database (white males 21 and over - 163,000 entries)

Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society - - transcribed church, court, military, school, slavery, and tax records 

DeKalb History Center Online Research Databases - - databases for the following DeKalb County records: cemetery, marriage, freedman, land and land lotteries, 1870 & 1910 Census, Confederate, superior court, wills, and militia distric map

East Central Georgia Regional Library African American Funeral Programs - - "online collection consists of over one thousand funeral programs ranging from 1933 to 2008 (with the bulk of the collection beginning in the 1960s)"

East Georgia Genealogical Society - - family Bibles, wills, list of tax defaulters, Oglethorpe County index to estate files, Jackson County pauper farm records, Gwinnett County inferior court minutes 1820-1832

Morgan County Marriage Records -

Troup County Archives - - cemetery, naturalizations, and soldiers databases; digital archvies project includes marriage an deed records, photo database and oral histories; online newsletters



Greta Koehl said...

Thanks for putting these up, Miriam! Georgia is my "next step" for a couple of lines and I have been looking forward to seeing what some of the resources are. (And I love the new look of your blog with the family tree in the background!)

Miriam Robbins said...

Thanks, Greta...and thanks for dropping by!

Harriet said...

Thanks Miriam for all the information on Georgia. I've used the Georgia Archives - Virtual Vault many times and found wonderful information on my Georgia ancestors. I look forward to checking out some of the other links you have.
The best part about the Virtual Vault is you can download and it is FREE!

Miriam Robbins said...

Harriet, I always love FREE! And all the archives info I am sharing in this series will be free.

Thanks for dropping by!

Gini said...

Miriam, I really like the new look on your blog...the family tree is perfect! Thank you for the for all you do to get the free databases to us...very much appreciated.

Miriam Robbins said...

You're very welcome, Gini!

Abba-Dad said...

Thanks for this one Miriam! I've visited some of the site, but have a lot more left to dig through.

Miriam Robbins said...

Glad to be of help, Amir!