Last Updated: Jul 12, 2021     Views: 174

Although the UGA Libraries cannot conduct genealogical research on behalf of patrons, we have several resources that could be useful in your research.

Free Online Resources

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Project website allows you to search historic newspaper archives online for free, and you can search by region, keyword, and date. Issues of historic newspapers are added on a regular basis.

Visiting the UGA Libraries

If you are not currently UGA staff, faculty, or student but would like to use our newspapers and online newspaper databases, you will need to visit our campus in person. Plan your trip to the UGA Libraries by visiting our page for Visitors.

You can check whether the UGA Libraries own the newspaper in microfilm format by using the Unified Newspapers Database. That database allows you to check what newspapers we own on microfilm by searching the region, city, and year. 

You can also purchase copies of our newspapers on microfilm directly from the Georgia Newspapers project, and you can learn more about that service here.

Anyone on the UGA campus who is connected to university internet or WiFi can access GALILEO databases. The UGA Libraries are open to the public, and any visitor to the Libraries can use a guest computer station by showing a photo ID to Security. You can also bring your own laptop or mobile device and access our UGA_Visitors_WiFi network by following these steps.

Library Research Guides

Our librarians have created research guides containing recommended newspapers, books, and GALILEO databases about researching Genealogy at the UGA Libraries and finding Newspapers at the UGA Libraries. You can access the resources in these guides by visiting the UGA Libraries in person. 

Scanning Services at the ACCPL Heritage Room

If you are unable to visit the UGA Libraries, we recommend contacting the Heritage Room of the Athens-Clarke County Public Library, which is able to perform research and find historic newspaper articles on your behalf for an hourly fee. If you have any questions about this service, you can call them at 706-613-3650 (ext 350) or email them at

Other Research Services

Lastly, if your research needs are more comprehensive than the services listed above, you may require the services of an Independent Researcher for Hire or a Professional Genealogist

Listed below are a few organizations that might be able to assist you with your research:

Georgia Archives
Tel.: 678-364-3710

Georgia Historical Society
Tel.: 912-651-2125

Georgia Genealogical Society


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