The Northwest Georgia area history includes the Cherokees, the Trail of Tears, Civil War battles, and the origin of a cottage textile industry that developed into carpet manufacturing. Each of our libraries maintains a special collection of books on the history of their area.
Access is free to all users and staff is available for brief assistance. If you need more in-depth assistance or are planning to travel to visit our libraries, please contact the library in advance to schedule an appointment and for more information about our collections.
The Chatsworth-Murray County Library’s history collection is unavailable while they are at their temporary location.
- Microfilm versions of local newspapers and parts of censuses from before 1930
- Computers dedicated to microfilm scanning and research
- Genealogical records in print format
- Books relating to local and state history and genealogy
|Ancestry Library Edition||Access to billions of records available through Ancestry.com including family trees and printable genealogy forms. Not all Ancestry.com features are available through this service, but all records are available. Only available inside the library through the wireless internet or on our computers.|
|Digital Public Library of America||A virtual library featuring American heritage with millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, and other records; requires the GALILEO password|
|Digital Public Library of Georgia||A virtual library featuring Georgia history through digitized manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and more; requires the GALILEO password|
|Heritage Quest||Federal census through 1940, Revolutionary war records, and other genealogical records; requires the GALILEO password|
|Genealogy and Federal Records||Free federal records and research tips from the National Archives|
|Surnames Forum||Free forum to assist with searching for family members based on surname|
|USGenWeb Archives||Free access to documents, photos, and records searchable by state and type|
|The Valley Forge Muster Roll||A searchable record of the Muster Rolls (some services may charge)|