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Carrollton Library Genealogy Resources

This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Carroll County, Georgia.  They are located in Special Collections at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton.

 

Birth Records

Birth Records, Carroll County, Georgia, August 1920 – August 1959

929.375839 SMITH

(Patients of Dr. William Prescott Smith only)

 

The Carroll County Health Department and the Georgia Division of Public Health have more Carroll County birth records.

 

Business Records

On microfilm in the drawer labeled Carroll County Courthouse Records:

 

Records of the Creek Trading House Letter Book, 1795-1816

William Thomas Johnson Store Records 1891-1897, 1981

 

Cemeteries

Carroll County Cemeteries

Vol. 1 (Western half of the county, 2005)
Vol. 2 (Eastern half of the county, 2005)

929.575839 CARRO
Carroll County Cemeteries (1983)

929.575839 CARRO

Carroll County Cemeteries: First Supplement (1987)

929.575839 CARRO

Bowdon City Cemetery Directory, 1883-2001

929.575839 BOWDO

Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery (1980)

929.575839 MOUNT

Pleasant View Baptist Church Cemetery (1982)

929.575839 PLEAS

 

Census

Carroll County 1830-1880

Carroll County Census 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

929.375839 CARRO

These census books are either in alphabetical order by family name or have an index in the back.

Other Counties or Dates

1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Censuses for Carroll County are on microfilm in the Census microfilm cabinet.

Microfilm census records are organized by county, then town or enumeration district.

(Searching AncestryPlus is easier than looking through the microfilm).

Censuses for Georgia counties besides Carroll County are also on microfilm, from 1820 to 1930, except 1890. Records are organized by county, then town or enumeration district.  (Searching AncestryPlus is easier than looking through the microfilm).

Census records for 1940 will not be available until 2012, for privacy reasons. Census records for 1950 will be made available in 2022, and so on.

 

Church Histories and Records

Abilene Baptist Church, 1875-1991 286.175839 ABILE

Bethesda Baptist Church, 1849-1949 286.175839 WORD

Carrollton First United Methodist Church (1974) 286.175839 HISTO

Carrollton First Methodist Church (1967) 286.175839 HISTO

Concord Missionary Baptist Church, 1951-2002  286.175839 CONCO

First Baptist Church (1997) 286.175839 GRIFF

First Christian Church, 1872-1972 286.6 SOME
Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church (1873-2003) 287.1 HISTO

Oak Grove Baptist Church (1977) 286.175839 HISTO

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1962) 282.975839 BLESS
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church 283.75839 STORY

St. Paul Methodist Church 287.675839 FOSTE

Stripling Chapel Church (1957) 287.675839 JONES

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1899-1999 286.175839 TABER

Tallapoosa Primitive Baptist Church, 1830-2000 256.175839 TALLA

Tallapoosa Primitive Baptist Church 286.175839 TALLA

Temple United Methodist Church, 1884-1974 287.675839 HISTO

Upper Tallapoosa Baptist Church, Carrollton Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church 286.175839 NAMES

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church 287.675839 BICKE

 

On microfilm in drawer labeled Church Records:

Abilene Baptist Church

Antioch Baptist Church, Bowdon, 1903-1978

Bethany Christian Church

Bethesda Baptist Church

Bowdon First United Methodist 1992-1978

Center Point United Methodist Church 1871-1971

Concord Primitive Baptist Church 1882-1902

First Christian Church of Carrollton

Georgia Primitive Baptist Association

Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church 1896-1978 (minutes); 1818-1977 (cemetery)

Indian Creek Baptist Church 1848-1969, 1909-1916, 1925-1943

Mars Hill Baptist Church 1898-1964

New Hope Church Oct. 1840-Oct. 1984

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Villa Rica

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

Roopville Baptist Church 1883-1976

St. Paul’s Methodist Church

Stripling Chapel United Methodist Church

Temple United Methodist Church 1882-1955

Whooping Creek Primitive Baptist 1852-1970

 

Family Histories

Unpublished family histories are in the filing cabinet next to the computer, filed alphabetically by family name.

Published family histories are shelved at 929.2, alphabetically by family name.

Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly

929.375839 CARRO

 

Land Records

Georgia Land Lottery

Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914  929.3758 GEORG

Authentic List of All Land Lottery Grants Made to Veterans of the Revolutionary War

            By the State of Georgia 929.3758 AUTHEN

1805 Georgia Land Lottery 929.3758 EIGHT

The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia 929.3758 SECON

The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia  929.3758 LUCAS

Reprint of Official Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827 929.3758 REPRI

Land Lottery Grants, Carroll County, 1827 – on microfilm in drawer labeled Land Lottery

State of Georgia Sixth or 1832 Land Lottery, Columbia and Richmond Counties

929.3758 WELLS

The 1833 Land Lottery of Georgia 929.3758 DAVIS

The Cherokee Land Lottery (1838) 929.3758 SMITH

Deeds and Mortgages

The clerk of court at the Carroll County courthouse has more deed books and their indexes.

Carroll County, Georgia Abstract of Deed Book 929.375839 WORD

v.1 1827-1836

v.2 1836-1843

v.3 1843-1855

On microfilm, in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:

Carroll County Deeds and Mortgages (indexes to the following deed & mortgage books)

On microfilm, in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:

Carroll County Deeds and Mortgages (indexes to the following deed & mortgage books)

D 1839-43, E 1843-47, F 1847-52, G-H 1853-57, I 1858-1863, K 1863-1867,

L 1867-1869, M 1869-73, N 1873-76, O-R 1877-1883, S 1884-1887, T 1886-87, U-V 1888-91, W 1891-1892, X 1892-94, Y-Z 1895-96, AA 1897-99, BB 1899-1901

General Index Deed and Mortgage Grantees A-K 1828 – 1934; L-Z 1828-1934
General Index Deeds Grantors A-L 1828-1934; M-Z 1828-1934

In large red leather book at the back of Special Collections:

Deeds 1886

 

Local Histories

Towns of Carroll County

Bowdon, the First Hundred Years, 1853-1953: A Pictorial History

975.839 BOWDO

The March of Time (Bowdon, 1938-1946) 975.839 WHATL

The March of Time and Other Selected Columns (Bowdon, 1946-1951)

975.839 BIRD

At Home in Carrollton: A History Illustrated, 1827-1994 975.839 AT

History of Mt. Zion (1975) 975.839 HISTO

History of Sand Hill (1970s) 929.375839 MCGUI

My Small-Town Home Town, Roopville, Georgia (1985)

929.375839 HUFF

A Historical Sketch of Temple (1976) 975.839 HIS

A History of Temple, Georgia (1982) 975.839 HOLDE

The History of Villa Rica: City of Gold (1976) 975.839 AND

Several of the books listed below also have sections on towns in Carroll County.  Carroll County and Her People (1906) covers the history of several small communities as well.

Carroll County

Carroll County and Her People (1906) 929.375839 COBB

Carroll County Cornerstones, Historical Sites and Commemorative Markers (1994)

975.839 CARRO

Carroll County: Teacher’s Heritage Resource Guide (no date)  975.839 CARRO

Georgia’s Last Frontier; the Development of Carroll County (1971) 975.839 BONNE

The Heritage of Carroll County, Georgia, 1826-2001  929.375839 HERIT

Looking Back: A Pictorial History of Carroll County (1996)  975.839 LOOKI

Papa’s Papers: The Life and Collected Works of James Jefferson Thomasson, 1851-1946.

975.839 THOMA

The Sesquicentennial-Bicentennial Edition of the Carroll County Story (1976)

975.839 SESQU

 

Maps

At the back of Vol. 1 of Carroll County: Teacher’s Heritage Resource Guide

(975.839 CARRO):

1900 Carrollton Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)

1911 Bowdon Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)

1930 Bowdon Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)

1933 Villa Rica Sanborn Map (street map with buildings marked)

More Sanborn maps of Carrollton (1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1911, 1922) are available on the library computers through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database in GALILEO.  If you need any assistance, please ask at the reference desk.

 

At the front of Vol. 2 of Carroll County: Teacher’s Heritage Resource Guide

(975.839 CARRO):

1921 Carroll County soil map

1940 Carroll County highway map

 

In drawer VV:

City of Carrollton 1963 (Roads, lakes, railroads, creeks, rivers)

 

In drawer WW:

Bowdon, Carrollton, Villa Rica street map circa 1980 (Carrollton Federal SNL map)

Bowdon East topographic map 1973

Bowdon West topographic map 1966

Bowdon street map 1990s

Carrollton topographic map 1973

Carrollton street map (folded up in West Georgia National Bank envelope) 1987

Carrollton and Carroll County street map 2003

Carrollton and Carroll County street map 2004

Hulett topographic map 1973

Roopville topographic map 1964

Villa Rica topographic map 1973

Whitesburg topographic map 1965

 

On the walls:

1986 Carroll County highway map

1866 Carroll County land lots

Militia districts

 

The Map Room in the County Administration building on College St. has many more maps.
770-830-5820

 

Marriage Records

Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980

Groom Index – 929.375839 FAGG v.1

Bride Index –   929.375839 FAGG v.2

Marriage Certificates, Carroll County, Georgia, 1890-1899

929.375839 MARRI

On microfilm in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:

Carroll County Probate Court Loose Marriage Records, 1890-1950

The Probate Court at the Carroll County Courthouse has more Carroll County marriage and divorce records.

 

Military

Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution

929.3758 KNIGH

Georgia Citizens and Soldiers of the American Revolution

973.3 DAVIS

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia

929.3758 ROSTE

Index to War of 1812 Service Records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia

929.3758 INDEX

Carroll County, Georgia, Confederate Pensions: Roster of Confederate Soldiers and Widows 1890-1911

929.375839 WASH

Carroll County, Georgia Souvenir Historical Edition To Benefit Confederate Monument

929.375839 SOUVE

Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants

973.7458 JON

Georgia’s Confederate Soldiers

929.3758 GEORG

Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files

929.3758 INDEX

Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index

929.3758 ROSTE

Salt List Index for Carroll County (During Civil War, soldiers’ families were given salt)

Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly, Winter 1992 issue

929.375839 CARRO

Veterans of the Villa Rica, Georgia Area – [Spanish American and World Wars]

929.375839 VETER

World War II Ordinary Heroes, Carroll County, Georgia

940.5481 MARTI V.1 and V.2

You can also search for military records, especially Civil War records and World War I draft cards, in the Ancestry database on the library’s computers.

 

Newspapers/Obituaries

On microfilm

Carroll Free Press      Nov. 23, 1883-March 13, 1896; Jan. 1907 -Dec.1934;

Jan. 1936 – July 1948

*Print index for 1883-1884 newspapers located at 070 TIMES

Carroll County Times Feb. 1872-Dec. 1873; Jan. 1876-Dec. 1885; May 9, 1907 –

Dec. 1915; Jan. 1917 – Jan. 17, 1918; Jan. 1919- Aug. 1924;

Feb. 1925 – Oct. 1946

*Print index for 1872-1879 newspapers located at 070 CARRO

*Items of Genealogical Interest in the Carroll County Times from 1872 to 1885 have been indexed and reprinted in the Carroll County Genealogical Quarterly at 929.375839 CARRO.  There is a cumulative index for the CCGQ for 1990 – 1994 (in which you will find names from the Carroll County Times 1878-1879).  In addition, each quarterly issue has its own name index at the back.

CCGQ Issues from:    Cover the year(s)

1986                                1872

1987                                1872-1873

1988                                1876-1877

1989                                1877-1878

1990                                1878

1991                                1878

1992                                1878

1993                                1878-1879

1994                                1879

1995                                1879-1880

1996                                1880

1997                                1880-1881

1998                                1881

1999                                1881-1882

2000                                1882-1883

2001                                1883

2002                                1883-1884

2003                                1884

2004                                1884-1885

2005                                1885

2006                                1885

Times-Free Press      Nov. 1946 – Nov. 11, 1980

*Print index for 1970-1980 newspapers located at 070 TIMES

Carroll County Georgian         Nov. 8, 1945-Nov. 15, 1980

Daily Times-Georgian             Nov. 18, 1980-July 15, 1985

Times-Georgian          July 16, 1985 – Apr. 30, 2000; June 21, 2000-July 15, 2000; Sept. 1, 2000- Sept. 30, 2000; Oct. 17, 2000 – April 20, 2001; June 1, 2001 – June 30, 2001; Sept. 1, 2001 – Oct. 31, 2001; Jan. 1, 2002 – May 31, 2002; August 1, 2002 – August 31, 2002; Dec. 1, 2002 – Dec. 31, 2002

To look at Times-Georgian issues published on or after May 1, 2000 that are not listed above, please ask at the reference desk.

 

Tax Records

Carroll County Tax Digest

929.375839 CARRO 1890

In the back of special collections (most years are in large red leather books):

Tax Digest 1841-1842, 1852-1859, 1861, 1863, 1866, 1868, 1890-1897, 1899-1905, 1909-1920, 1922-1923, 1928-1935, 1937-1955, 1957-1959, 1963, 1965, 1970

On microfilm in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:

Tax Digest 1832, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1847, 1852-1854, 1854-1857, 1858-1859, 1861,

1863,1866,1868,1873

 

Telephone & Address Directories

BellSouth Carrollton Area Telephone Directory 975.839 CARRO

1965, 1987-1988, 1990-2005

Polk’s Carrollton City Directory 975.839 CARRO

1939-1940, 1947, 1952, 1956, 1959, 1964, 1966, 1968,

1972-1973, 1975-1981, 1983-1989, 1991-2005

 

Wills

On microfilm, in the drawer labeled Carroll County Court Records:

Index to Estates, Wills, Minutes and Estate Records A-K 1826-1859

Index to Estates, Wills, Minutes, Estate Records L-Z 1826-1939

Index to Will A, 1852-1883

Will A, 1852-1896

Will B, 1892-1922

Estate Records 1870-1876

 

Yearbooks

Carrollton Elementary School 1993
372.75839 CARRO

Carrollton High School Arrowhead 1944-1985, 1987-1992
373.75839 ARROW

Carver High School Carrolltonian 1955

373.75839 CARRO

Carver High School Carverite 1961-1962

373.75839 CARVE

Carver High School Jacket 1956-1958, 1963-1966, 1968

373.75839 JACKE

Central High School Leonine 1963, 1965 – 1972, 1974 – 1976, 1992

371.75839 LEONI

Oak Mountain Academy Tartan 1989-1992

371.0275839 TARTA

Sand Hill Elementary School Yearbook 1977

372.75839 SAND

West Georgia College Chieftain

1935-1936, 1944, 1947, 1949-1950, 1953-1955, 1957-1958, 1960-1979, 1981

378.75839 CHIEF

For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.

 

 

 

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