This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Douglas County. They are located in Special Collections at the Douglas County Public Library.
The Douglas County Health Department has Douglas County birth records (from 1919 to the present). If you are looking for the names of someone’s parents, you may want to also look in the Census for the years when the person was a child.
Campbell County, Georgia Wills, Newspapers extracts and Census 1830 along with the listing of Confederate soldiers from that county.
The following individual cemetery guides are available:
Prays Mill Baptist
Union Grove Baptist
Chapel Hill Baptist
Central Church Baptist
Charles Golden UMC and Tranquil AME (they are together in one)
Campbell County GA cemeteries
Soundex (on microfilm) for Federal census of Georgia: 1880, 1900, 1910
SP MFILM 929.3758 CENSUS
An index for the 1860 federal census of Georgia (book)
SP 929.3758 GEORG
Census of 1870 (in book form) for Georgia
Georgia census up to 1920 on microfilm
You may also search the Ancestry and HeritageQuest databases using the library computers. Ancestry and HeritageQuest have all of the available censuses for the U.S. and some other countries, and can be searched by name.
Missing Dates 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; no library has them.
Georgia Slave Schedules for census 1850 and 1860
Church Histories and Records
First United Methodist Church, 1850-1980 SP 287.6785 243 HISTO
Mount Zion Baptist Church SP 286.1758 243 MOUNT
Family histories are shelved together at SP 929.2, then ordered alphabetically by family name.
Old Campbell County, Georgia Land Records, 1828-1854
SP 929.3758 237 OLD
(In 1870 the northwestern half of Campbell County became Douglas County.)
Douglas County, Georgia: From Indian Trail to Interstate 20 (1987)
REF 975.8243 DAVIS
Douglas County, Georgia Genealogy by Joe Baggett
SP 929.3758 243 DOUGL
Douglas County Who was Who Vol. 1 and 2 by Joe Baggett
SP 929.3758 243 BAGGE V.1
SP 929.3758 243 BAGGE V.2
The Heritage of Douglas County, Georgia : 1870-2002
SP 929.3758243 HERIT
Honestly I love you Douglas County / Robert Whatley
SP 975.8243 WHATL
Portraits of history: Douglas County (2000) / Earl M. Albertson
SP 975.8243 ALBER
Portraits of History: Lithia Springs (2000) / Earl M. Albertson
SP 975.8243 ALBER
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Douglasville from 1895, 1900, 1905, and 1911 are available on the library computers through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database in GALILEO.
The Probate Court at the Douglas County Courthouse has Douglas County marriage and divorce records.
The library has Marriage Book D – Douglas County
Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution
Georgia Division of United Daughter of Confederacy Roster of Confederate Graves
Vol. I-VI and index
Roster of Confederate Soldiers
Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia
SP 929.3758 ROSTER
Index to Georgia’s Confederate Pension Supplements
SP 929.3758 BROOK
You can also search the Ancestry database on the library computers. Ancestry contains military records, especially World War I draft cards and Civil War records.
Douglas Sentinel on microfilm from 1917 – 2005.
Telephone and Address Directories
Douglasville City Directories from 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983
Polk Cross Reference Directory for Atlanta, Georgia – Area 1 (Including Fulton, Douglas, Cobb) – 1997
REF 975.823 POLK
1996 Polk Reference inncluding Fulton, Douglas and Cobb C
Indexes to the Douglas County Will Books A-E
For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.