The genealogy collection is currently unavailable in preparation for the transition back to the Central Library. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Contact 229-420-3200.
We have an extensive collection of genealogical materials to assist you in family history research: county histories; handbooks; federal censuses, including the 1930 census; death registers; deeds; church records; and more. Popular local and state resources include Albany and Southwest Georgia obituaries and Georgia Censuses 1820 – 1930. Our Genealogy Department is located on the 3rd floor of the Central Library and the phone number is 229-420-3218.
Genealogical DatabasesAncestry Library Edition
HeritageQuest Online Revolutionary War
GALILEO Useful Resources
(Such as Georgia Aerial Photographs,
Census Data, Archives, and Historic Newspapers.)
Helpful LinksCyndi's List of Genealogical Sites
“More than 209,300 links! 206,850 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 160 categories.”Roots Web
RootsWeb—the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.Georgia GenWeb Project
Official site of the GAGenWeb Project. “We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county in the State of Georgia. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. To learn more about our parent organization, the USGenWeb Project, visit their website linked here on our pages.”Old Aerial Photographs of Albany
Some Old Aerial Photographs taken around Albany.