Ladson Genealogical Library

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Ladson Genealogical Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Heritage Librarian Debra Fennell


125 Church Street, Suite 104
Vidalia, GA 30474

Telephone:[1]  912-537-8186

Hours:[1]  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9-1 and 2-6; Saturday 9-2; closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Google map: Ladson Genealogical Library

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

This is primarily a book collection, and their genealogical sources cover the entire Atlantic seaboard.[2] Further, their significant manuscript holdings include:

    • Leonardo Andrea Collection of South Carolina
    • Annie Laurie Hill's notes on the Halls, McKinney, Popes and Exums of Wilkes County, Georgia
    • Pauline Young Collection
    • files of Mrs. Eugene A. Stanley of Savannah, Georgia
    • Mrs. Martha Ann de l'Etoile of Griffin, Georgia
    • Kitty Ware Wade Collection of historic photographs
    • early 20th century primary school records of Toombs and Montgomery counties in Georgia.[1]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Ladson Genealogical Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[3]
  • National Archives at Atlanta federal censuses,, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers lists, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, and workshops.[4]
  • Federal Records Center, Ellenwood, GA., receives federal agency and court records of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Georgia Archives, Morrow, is the best place to start family history research in Georgia.</ref> Genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright & bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.

Similar Collections

  • Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room book, map, microfilm and archival collection spans the southeastern USA and East Coast, with some New England, vertical files, surname files, and newspapers. Local history holdings include vertical files, surname files and newspapers.[5]
  • Coweta County Genealogical Society Research Library, have the best set of family folders in Georgia.[6] They also have Civil War records, DAR and Revolutionary War records, pension and bounty land records, immigration indexes, censuses, church records and histories.[7]
  • Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, Moultrie, emphasizes Scottish immigrants to America, but also has a good basic American genealogy collection.</ref>
  • Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library, Homerville, their genealogical collection covers the Southeast United States well,</ref> including 14,000 files on families from south Georgia and north Florida.[8]
  • Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library good collection of southern states family history material such as immigration records, marriages and deaths, Internet access, censuses, and state and county histories.[9]
  • Washington Memorial Library, Macon, one of the best collections in Georgia for genealogy, African Americans, and local history.[10]  Emphasis on the 13 colonies, American Revolution, and Great Britain.[11]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ladson Genealogical Library in Ohoopee Regional Library System (accessed 15 January 2016).
  2. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 2.
  4. Dollarhide and Bremer, 127-28.
  5. Subject Guides in Athens Regional Library System (accessed 25 January 2016).
  6. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  7. CCGS Inventory an MS Excel database with link on Records - Digital and Print in Coweta County Genealogical Society (accessed 12 January 2016).
  8. Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library History in Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc. (accessed 15 January 2016).
  9. Library Resources in The Thomasville Genealogical, History and Fine Arts Library (accessed 8 January 2016).
  10. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 33. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  11. The Genealogical and Historical Room in Middle Georgia Regional Library (accessed 17 January 2016).
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handybook for Genealogists (Logan, Utah : Everton Publishers Inc, 1999), 91. WorldCat 670125599; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  13. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 33. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  14. Special Collections in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (accessed 8 January 2016).
  15. Collections in DeKalb History Center (accessed 11 September 2015).
  16. Contact Us in Georgia Genealogical Society (accessed 8 January 2016).
  17. Living History Museum in Visit Ebenezer (accessed 11 September 2015).
  18. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  19. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.