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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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GALILEO HeritageQuest Online

The new password for GALILEO is available from your librarian: 

Select Browse by Subject> Genealogy and search any of the
databases listed by clicking the link.


    The Basics: Getting Started Guides

    There are lots of "getting started" sections in websites that offer both general help as well as instruction on how to use each individual site.

    Other Resources

    • US Gen Web
      Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.
    • Family Search
      Search by name, relationship, life event, and location.
    • RootsWeb Ancestry
      An community site, this gives extensive information about how to begin, to use ethnicity, names, locations to find more about your family.

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    "Who Do You Think You Are" television series on NBC
    Below is the BBC version featuring JK Rowling.

    Tutorials & Classes

    Just getting started?  Stumped?  Learn more about genealogy and get help solving your problems here:

    • Free Research Courses from offers several online video tutorials, some with attached handouts, put together by genealogy scholars. Tutorials range from an introductory genealogy bootcamp to addressing research issues in specific countries and time periods.
    • Videos from the National Genealogical Society
      While many resources associated with the NGS require a membership, there are many videos that are free for the public. They range from instructional videos to personal stories.
    • Videos on YouTube
      There are even helpful and short tutorials on Here are the search results for "genealogy research."

    Georgia Resources


    Still need help? A librarian will be happy to help you! 

    • Find a Public Library near YOU
      Simply type "public library" and your zip code and let GoogleMaps do the work.
    • Find a Local Family History Center
      Locate your local Family History Center sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Choose from over 4,500 centers in 70 countries. Free to everyone, but appointments are encouraged.
    • Library of Congress
      View collections by special topic or historical periods. Some photos and documents are available online.
    • National Archive
      Plan a trip to a facility near you. View federal records from over 100 agencies.

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    Thank you to Keely Smith for her fantastic resources!  Please contact her by using the blue link.


      Create a Timeline

      • DIPITY
        Create an interactive timeline for your genealogy discoveries! Embed links, videos, documents, and pictures to help your family history come alive.
      • Sample Dipity Timeline
        Genealogy timeline using Flickr and other resources.

      Adoption Searches

      • Adoptee Connect
        Birth Parent Search is a worldwide adoptee and birth parent search registry designed to reunite adoptees with their birth parents and siblings.
      • Cyndi's List
        Use the keyword "adoption" in this search engine of genealogy websites to lead you to other needed information.

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