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Local History and Genealogy

The genealogical resources in the Mildred E. Ward Special Collections Room can help provide some of the pieces to the puzzle when tracing your family history, especially those from the North Georgia area. Our genealogy collection contains comprehensive genealogical and historical sources.  Although the primary focus is on Catoosa County and the surrounding areas and Georgia, we also have information on Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.  


The collection includes works by local authors, Genealogy-related periodicals, “family files,” maps, obituary cards and Revolutionary and Civil War military record and pension books.  We have a large Native American section, focusing on the Cherokee Nation.


Computers are also available for genealogical research in the Mildred E. Ward Special Collections Room.

Ancestry Library Edition is available on all of our computers. This resource is not available at home.  If you want to use Ancestry at home you must purchase an account for yourself.