This time last year the Georgia Archives needed the help of everyone who researches Georgia history and genealogy.
Thanks to the people of Georgia and around the world, the Archives has come light years in one short year. From the brink of closure to extra budget and extra public hours, the transformation has been dramatic.
The Archives is now open to the public four days a week – Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Experts in Georgia history and genealogy are on hand to help. Additional staff has been hired. The permanent history exhibit, closed since last October, is now open again.
However, the budget challenges likely will never end.
The Archives needs your help again. The Archives needs researchers to visit the facility in Morrow. The Archives is now a part of the University System of Georgia. Officials of the USG and state lawmakers are monitoring Archives usage numbers in preparation for budget negotiations during the upcoming legislative session.
Responding to the need has mutually beneficial results. Even with all the ever-growing online services, only a tiny percentage of available records is on the Internet. The key to knocking a hole in your Georgia genealogy brick wall is more likely to be at the Archives than anywhere else.
The Archives collection includes all kinds of county records, – tax digests, wills, estate inventories and deeds, just to name a few – as well as books, manuscripts, personal papers and much more.
Plan a trip to the Georgia Archives today. The Archives will benefit. You will, too.
For more information on the Archives, visit http://www.georgiaarchives.org. Help in planning a visit can be found here: http://www.georgiaarchives.org/visit/.
Please note that the Web site currently is undergoing renovation due to the shift from the Secretary of State to the University System.
Vivian Price Saffold