This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Douglas County. They are located in Special Collections at the Lithia Springs 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.
The Lithia Springs Public Library does not have a cemetery book but the library in Carrollton has:
Some Douglas County, Georgia Cemeteries
SP 929.5758 243 SOME – at the Carrollton library
Church Histories and Records
History of Lithia Springs Churches From the Beginning (videotape)
VC 975.8243 LITHIA
Douglas County, Georgia: From Indian Trail to Interstate 20 (1987)
REF 975.8243 DAVIS
The Heritage of Douglas County, Georgia : 1870-2002
SP 929.3758243 HERIT
Portraits of History: Lithia Springs (2000)
REF 975.8243 ALBER
Honestly, I Love You Douglas County (1983)
The Probate Court at the Douglas County Courthouse has Douglas County marriage and divorce records.
Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: a Compendium of Georgia Participants
REF 973.7458 JON
Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia
REF 973.7 ROS
You can also search the Ancestry database on the library computers. Ancestry contains military records, in particular World War I draft cards and Civil War records.
Douglas County Sentinel 2000 – present
The Docohan (Douglas County High School) 1950,1953,1954
REF 373.758243 DOCOH
For more yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.