Genealogical Requests

Explore the library’s genealogical resources webpage. This webpage has links to genealogical associations and other resources.

While we do not assist in genealogical requests, the Greene County Law Library maintains the following records for genealogical research during office hours:

  • Birth Records (1890 onward)
  • Death Records (1919 onward)
  • Government Minutes (1886 onward)
  • Guardianship records (1856 onward)
  • The Herald Journal newspaper (1805 onward)
  • Marriages (1801 onward)
  • Wills (1796 onward)

Additional Resources

Additionally, the following individuals can be contracted/hired to assist in the search/retrieval of genealogical information:

For general inquiries and direction, contact County Historian Joel McRay.

For various special collections of historical documents maintained by the Georgia Archives, visit the University System of Georgia Archives.

Cemeteries

For cemeteries, your most valuable resource would likely be a book titled The Cemeteries of Greene County, Georgia sold by the Chamber of Commerce for $30, plus shipping/taxes. To purchase it, call 706-453-7592. A reference copy of this book is kept at the Greene County Public Library, along with many other genealogical resources pertinent to Greene County and this region. The library’s phone number is 706-453-7276.