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This page contains links to resources selected by the staff of the Office of Archives & Records.

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Genealogy and Family History

Caring for Parish Records

Archival Supplies

General  Research

Georgia  Research

Just for Fun

What is an Archivist?

Genealogy and Family History

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet serves as wonderful starting point to online genealogical research. Be sure to check out the “Beginners” section if you’re new to genealogy.

The Practical Archivist is a blog full of tips for those interested in genealogy, family history, and old photographs. This is a great resource for those wanting to start a family photograph organization project.

Caring for Your Family Archives is a webpage created by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA.)

The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is the National Archives & Records Administration’s (NARA) online catalog of its nationwide holdings. Check out the Guide for Genealogists and Family Historians.

Georgia Genealogical Society contains information on genealogical research resources, especially those within the state of Georgia. Another feature of the site is a list of independent researchers available for hire.

U.S. Census Bureau’s Genealogy Web page will be useful to those considering family history research due to the fact that censuses can be an excellent source of genealogical information.

Historical Census Browser, made available by the University of Virginia Library, provides a unique way of viewing historical census data.

Native Catholic Record Guides provides information on Catholic-related records of Native Americans in the United States.

Family Search Labs presents new technological tools for discovering family history. These tools are in early development stages and need user feedback. is a free online genealogy community full of resources and opportunities for sharing and collaboration.  is a membership sites that provides information about local and family histories, as well as military records, vital records, and more.

NewspaperARCHIVE provides tools for easy searching and browsing of one of the largest databases of historical newspapers online.

Genealogy Bank is a membership site providing family history records and newspapers for genealogical research.

World Vital Records is a membership site with an international scope providing resources for those interested in genealogy.

Footnote is a site that is an interesting blend of historical materials and social networking.

Caring for Parish Records

Repair of Sacramental Registers: A Guide by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Caring for Sacramental Records: A Guide by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Special thanks to the Diocese of Pittsburgh for sharing these resources with us. Please send any inquiries regarding caring for parish records to the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Archives & Records.

Please see the Records Policies and Procedures of the Archdiocese of Atlanta for general information about the management of records within the entire Archdiocese.

Archival Supplies

boxIt is important to use materials (i.e. for storage, writing, etc.) that will stand the test of time when organizing your family or parish’s history. The following vendors sell archival quality products.

General Research

Archival Internet Resources is a great tool for the serious researcher interested in locating and using primary resource materials. It serves as a reference point to databases, lists, and indexes of archival resources.

Internet Archive serves as a portal offering access to collections of digital materials for researchers, scholars, and historians.

Worldcat helps you to “find items in libraries near you.”

100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web is an excellent list of advice and tools for finding information online.

Georgia Research

Georgia Official and Statistical Register is an important reference tool for historical research.

Georgia Archives’ mission is to identify and preserve the valuable historical documents of the state of Georgia.

Digital Library of Georgia is a portal to digitized historical and cultural information about Georgia.

Just for Fun

The Daily Scrapbook is a great site for fans of scrapbooks. It does not provide tips; instead, it explores the place of the scrapbook in our society and culture. Wonderful images!

Center for Digital Storytelling assists individuals internationally in using tools to records and share stories from their personal lives.

Library of Congress’ Spotlight on Kids and Families is an information-packed site and serves as a great tool for school projects or just to learn something new!

 What is an Archivist?

"Archivists keep records [of any format, analog or digital,] that have enduring value as reliable memories of the past, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.”
- Pearce-Moses, Richard. "Identity and Diversity: What Is an Archivist?" Archival Outlook, March/April 2006.

An Archivist collects, organizes, and manages information judged to have long-term value. Archivists work in a variety of institutions, including libraries, museums, universities, colleges, historical societies, corporations, and other organizations. They work with all kinds of formats, including photographs, sound recordings, film, videotapes, letters, business records, digital files, and more.



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