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Tifton - Tift County Public Library

245 Love Ave.
Tifton, GA  31794

Phone: 229-386-7148
Fax: 229-386-7205
E-mail: Branch Manager- Victoria Horst

WWWeb: http://www.cprl.org/ttcpl.html

Houses a small genealogy room with reference materials for Tift and other Georgia counties.  Includes a microfilm collection of most of the Georgia censuses, by county, along with a few other state's censuses.  Also, there is a collection of most of the back issues of The Tifton Gazette on microfilm.

Coastal Plain Regional Library

2014 Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 7606
Tifton, GA 31793-7606

Founded: 1956
Programs: Promotion of historical and genealogical research.
Collections: Local history and genealogy collections are available at three county libraries: Cook, Irwin, and Tift.

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8-5.
Phone: 229-386-3400
Fax: 229-386-7007
E-Mail: Interim Director

Probate Court of Tift County

Tift County Administration Building
N. Tift Avenue
Tifton, GA 31794

Marriage & Will records from 1905; All research must be done in person.

Clerk of Court Record Room

Tift County Courthouse
2nd St.
Tifton, GA 31794
Phone: 912-386-7810

Deeds from 1905; All research must be done in person.

The Tifton Gazette

211 N. Tift Avenue
P.O. Box 708
Tifton, GA 31793

WWWeb: www.tiftongazette.com

Established in 1888 as Berrien Co. Pioneer.  Changed to Tifton Gazette in 1891, weekly at first, daily in about 1918. Past issues on microfilm, few years not available.   All research must be done in person.

Tift County Court House

2nd St.
Tifton, GA 31794

For information about the courthouse and a photo, click here.


Georgia Department of Archives and History

330 Capitol Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334

Founded: 1918
Parent: Office of Secretary of State
Programs: Collects, manages, and preserves official records of Georgia from 1732 to the present; collects private manuscripts and photographs which complement the existing archival holdings. Administers a records management program under the direction of the State Records Committee and a records center for semi-permanent records of State agencies; coordinates the work of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (GHRAB), the official advisory body for historical records planning in Georgia, and administers GHRAB grant programs for the preservation and use of historical records.
Collections: Colonial papers, including the Royal Charter (1732) and unofficial minutes of Trustee meetings; records of the Governor, the Executive Council (from 1754), and acts of the General Assembly from 1756-1774; a collection of land grants, plats, and maps dated from 1755; official state and local government records which are scheduled as permanent date from the early years to the present; a substantial number of private manuscript collections and photographs; library holdings are cataloged in OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the catalog is also available through Georgia State University's PALS Across Georgia union catalog; descriptions of some manuscript collections and government records series are included in the databases of RLIN (the Research Libraries Information Network).

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8-4:45; Sat, 9:30-3:30.
Phone: 404-656-2358
Fax: 404-657-8427
E-Mail: director@archives.sos.state.ga.us
WWWeb: http://sos.georgia.gov/archives//

Georgia Historical Society

501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA 31499

Founded: 1839
Members: 2,300
Programs: Acquisition and preservation of records and artifacts pertaining to the history of Georgia; exhibits, lectures, educational activities, publication of newsletter, Footnotes, a journal, The Georgia Historical Quarterly, and books on Georgia history; assistance to county and local historical and genealogical societies through a statewide Affiliate Chapter Program; tours to historic sites.
Collections: 18th- and 19th-, and 20th-century letters, diaries, city, county, church, club, school, business, architectural, and genealogical records, maps, newspapers, and photographs; Italianaic Renaissance Revival building, art objects, weapons, archaeological objects, and coins.

Hours: Tues - Fri, 10-5; Sat, 9-3.
Phone: 912-651-2125
Fax: 912-651-2831
WWWeb: http://www.georgiahistory.com/

National Archives - Southeast Region

1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30344

Phone: (404) 763-7477
Fax: (404) 763-7033
E-mail: archives@atlanta.nara.gov
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Georgia Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 54575
Atlanta, GA 30308-0575

Founded: 1964
Members: 1,000
Programs: Workshops and lectures on genealogical research, serves as the "Friends of the Georgia Archives," promotion of the acquisition and preservation of historic records, and publication of newsletter and quarterly journal; recently published a directory, Georgia Sources for Family History.
Collections: Materials the Society collects are donated to the Georgia Department of Archives and History.

Phone: 404-475-4404
E-Mail: ggs@america.net
WWWeb: Website

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