Are you researching your family history from Georgia? If you have ancestors from the “Peach State,” a good place to start looking is the city of Macon, located right near the geographic center of Georgia.
GenealogyBank’s online newspaper archives have Macon, Georgia, covered from 1826 to today. That is well over 2.5 million articles about your Southern American ancestors. That’s a lot of birth, marriage and obituary newspaper articles—with the genealogical details about your ancestry you are looking for. There are also many local news stories in the newspapers that you can read to find out more about your ancestors’ lives and the times they lived in.
Here is the list of Macon, GA, newspapers currently available for researching in GenealogyBank:
|Macon Daily Herald||5/8/1865 – 5/8/1865||Newspaper Archives|
|Macon Sentinel||1/27/1900 – 1/27/1900||Newspaper Archives|
|Macon Telegraph||2/1/1860 – 3/11/1923||Newspaper Archives|
|Macon Telegraph||8/18/1994 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Macon Weekly Telegraph||11/1/1826 – 6/3/1895||Newspaper Archives|
In addition to the newspaper archives that GenealogyBank has put online, FamilySearch.org has put some of Georgia’s vital records online including:
|Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960 Index only|
|Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967 Index only|
|Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927 Index and images|
|Georgia, Deaths 1928-1930 Index and images|
|Georgia, Death Index, 1933-1998 Index only|
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Macon also features one of the research centers highlighted in the Georgia Research: a Handbook for Genealogists, Historians, Archivists, Lawyers, Librarians, and Other Researchers (2012 revision), the Genealogical and Historical Room at the Washington Public Library. Check them out at https://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/GH.htm
That’s a very helpful resource, Betsy–thanks for pointing it out to us.