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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Research Services
Listed below are a few organizations that might be able to assist you with your research:
Georgia Historical Society
Georgia Genealogical Society