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North Georgia Genealogy

This group is for anyone researching, or needing research, in northern Georgia, including metro Atlanta.

Members: 27
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2012

Please post any inquiries as a discussion to control the clutter on the comment wall.
This group includes all of north Georgia, including metro Atlanta. There are dozens of counties in this area, so if you aren't familiar with Georgia geography, please ask.
I am happy to do look-ups in this area, including cemetaries, and would welcome any other locals to join the group to do the same.

Discussion Forum

Robert O'barr

Started by Lisa Howard. Last reply by Lisa Howard Mar 9, 2010. 4 Replies

Looking for information on Reverend Robert O'Barr, Pastor of the Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Benjamin Parks Supposedly found gold on O'Barr's Property in Hall Co. Georgia in 1828 or there about.  I…Continue

Marriage records

Started by Nancy Dorfman. Last reply by Nancy Dorfman Feb 28, 2010. 4 Replies

Hi----I just joined your group.  My great-grandfather was from Rome, Georgia.  His name was Louis Meyerhardt.  I was wondering if anyone knows how far back marriage records go for Atlanta, Fulton…Continue

Genealogical Societies

Started by Barbara M Leydecker. Last reply by Lisa Howard Feb 3, 2010. 1 Reply

Do you belong to a genealogical society?  If so, is it one near you, or in the area you are researching?  If not, have you considered it?  All opinions are welcome! Continue

What surnames are you researching?

Started by Barbara M Leydecker. Last reply by Loretta Cochran Sep 12, 2009. 1 Reply

Go ahead and post the surnames you are looking for. One of the great things about Georgiais how often the streets and towns are named after local families. Many of the original names remain in use…Continue

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Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on September 12, 2012 at 8:55am

I found a new site this week called Generous Genealogists- it takes the place of RAOGK

Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on September 9, 2011 at 6:56pm
I was contacted by a woman looking for information on Meredith Leroy Cox and Alice Manifold.  Looking for information around their marriage date of 20 Dec 1945 in Marietta, GA.
Comment by Madehlinne on September 1, 2011 at 9:09am



I just joined this group to share information.


Here is a link to Historic Georgia newspapers.  While I'm not currently researching in Georgia--yet--I thought someone would be interested.   Enjoy!



Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on January 12, 2011 at 1:22pm
Just found some great free webinars on Legacy Family Tree's website!!
Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on December 4, 2010 at 8:37pm
Finally back online thanks to a new laptop. The old desktop finally gave up after 10 years. I guess I got my money's worth. Welcome to all the newcomers I have missed! If anyone needs help, encouragment, or a place to vent...feel free!
Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on April 25, 2010 at 9:11pm
Welcome, Susan B.!
Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on April 21, 2010 at 4:09pm
Thanks for the info, John. Unfortunatly, this obit is only from 2005. I've checked online and in the films and no luck.
Comment by John Mainprize on April 18, 2010 at 10:09pm
Barbara, check the following if the obit was between 1860 - 1930 (approx)

a useful resource in the Atlanta area is Garrett's Necrology.

Garretts Necrology is a series of microfilm rolls of hand transcribed items from the Atlanta Constitution newspaper. This was done by Franklin Garrett and covers from 1860 - 1930 (approximately).
You can search this index at home from the following link:

The Atlanta History Center also has a large number of other documents and books related to Atlanta and it's history and genealogy. It can be contacted at:

I don't know what kind of response time there is on any queries, but I can probably find any info needed.
Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on April 18, 2010 at 7:18pm
No luck on the obituary I was looking for. This has happened before- SSDI claims the person died locally, but neither the Atlanta paper nor the Marietta one has an obit. Frustrating
Comment by Barbara M Leydecker on April 15, 2010 at 7:29pm
Headed back to the library this weekend for another lookup for RAOGK. Anyone need anything?

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