This is a guide to some basic genealogy resources that relate to Paulding County. They are located in Special Collections at the Dallas Library.
The Paulding County Health Department has Paulding 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.
Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia (2006)
SP 929.5758 373 CEMET
Paulding County Census 1850, 1870
SP 929.3758373 PAULD
These census books are either in alphabetical order by family name or have an index in the back.
Paulding County Census 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870,1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Census for other counties in Georgia: 1920
Ancestry Library Edition, which is available on the library computers, allows you to search all U.S. census records by name.
About missing years
The 1890 Census records were lost in a fire; only fragments remain.
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.
The First Hundred and Fifty Years of Pumpkinvine Baptist Church
SP 286.1758 373 FIRST
There are more church histories in Special Collections that have not been cataloged.
Some Paulding County Superior Court records are on microfilm reels.
Family histories are shelved at SP 929.2, alphabetically by family name.
The Heritage of Paulding County, Georgia, 1832 -1999
SP 929.3758 373 HERIT
Paulding County Oral Histories (1997)
SP 975.8373 PAULD
Paulding County, Its People and Places (1983)
SP 929.3758 373 FOSTE V.2
A Simpler Time (2004)
SP 929.3758 37 DENTO
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Dallas for 1895, 1900, 1905, and 1911 are available on the library computers through the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database in GALILEO.
The library has a book of marriage records from 1873 to 1935.
The Probate Court at the Paulding County Courthouse has more Paulding County marriage and divorce records.
Index to War of 1812 Service Records for Volunteer Soldiers from Georgia
Georgia in the War, 1861-1865: A Compendium of Georgia Participants
Cemeteries of Paulding County, Georgia with alphabetical listing of Civil War soldiers
SP 929.5758 373 CEMET
Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files
Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865: Index
REF 973.7 ROS
Georgia Freemasons, 1861- 1865
SP 975.83661 GEORG
Confederate Pension Applications
You can use the library computers to search Ancestry Library Edition, which has more military records, including Civil War records and World War I draft cards.
Dallas New Era 1883 – present
On microfilm ; most recent years in paper
Hill-Donnelly Cross Reference Directory: Carrollton-Newnan-LaGrange, Georgia and Vicinity
REF 975.839 HILL 2005
For yearbooks, check with the library or media center at the particular school.