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Regional History and Genealogical Sources

Regional history materials and genealogical sources.

Regional History

Maps, books, oral histories, and archival materials on the people, history, and culture of the West Georgia region highlight the area’s unique contributions in agriculture, education, music and other aspects. 

Genealogical Sources

Resources in Ingram Library's Special Collections that are helpful in genealogical research include Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and city directories as well as self-published family histories and archival family papers and photographs. 


For historical newspapers (incomplete) see the Georgia Historic Newspapers, and then the region of West Georgia :

For more contemporary coverage of regional newspapers (also incomplete), search the Library's catalog in the GALILEO database under "A" to find "Access World News Research collection."