“The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has free collections for Bibb County Georgia Genealogy and Family History research, including:

  • Benjamin Van Clark Neighborhood Documentation Project “Oral histories related to the Benjamin Van Clark Neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia focusing on mass transportation and the development of streetcar suburbs; desegregation and its changing population; and the revitalization and rehabilitation of the community.”
  • Chatham County Deed Books, 1785-1806 “Deeds for Chatham County from March 1785 to July 1806 from the collections of the Georgia Archives”
  • City of Savannah Document Center “Historic records of the city of Savannah”
  • City of Savannah, Georgia Records – Mayor’s Office “Records of the mayor of Savannah from the period of 1869 through 1904 and speeches of the mayor dating from 1960 to 1966.”
  • Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862 “A personal account of life as a Confederate soldier during the early years of the war from the Troup County Archives”
  • Ellis Square Oral History Project “Oral histories related to the development of Savannah’s Ellis Square.”
  • Georgia Historic Newspapers “Searchable issues of three important historic Georgia newspapers, the Cherokee Phoenix, the Dublin Post, and the Colored Tribune from the microfilm holdings of the Georgia Newspaper Project”
  • Georgia Historical Markers “Comprehensive collection of photographs of Georgia roadside historical markers.”
  • Happiness & hard times “Transcripts of oral histories conducted in 1973 with Savannah residents.”
  • Harold J. Hart Papers “Photographs most likely taken by Sgt. Harold J. Hart while he was a member of the 7th Photo Technical Squadron stationed at the 36th Base Headquarters at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia from 1943 to 1945.”
  • Marriage Records from Microfilm “The collection contains marriage records dated from 1806 to 1920 from the following counties: Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Franklin, Glynn, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jefferson, Montgomery, Oglethorpe, Richmond, Warren, and Wilkes.”
  • Port of Savannah Slave Manifests “Manifests of slaves shipped from Savannah to various ports from 1852 to 1860.”
  • V. & J. Duncan Postcard Collection “The V. & J. Duncan Postcard Collection (circa 1870s-circa 2000) includes digital copies of 2,097 postcards and photographs depicting Savannah scenes and Savannah-related images.”
  • Westside Documentation Project “Oral histories of three predominantly African American Savannah neighborhoods, Hudson Hill, West Savannah, and Woodville.”
  • Adler’s Fire May 20th 1958 “Vann E. Hettinger’s photographs of the May 20, 1958 fire at Adler’s Department Store, located on Broughton Street in Savannah.”
  • Albion’s Voice “1970 issues of Savannah’s alternative newspaper.”
  • Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1855-1923 “Annual reports dated from 1855 to 1923 covering Savannah’s activities and finances, statistics, trade, and ordinances from from the collections of the City of Savannah Municipal Archives and the University of Georgia Libraries”
  • Archives of Savannah State University “Publications of Savannah State University.”
  • Armstrong State University, Lane Library Collections in the Internet Archive “Publications of Armstrong State University throughout its history.”
  • The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s: Selections from the Records of Macon’s Douglass Theatre “Records of Macon’s African American theater, the Douglass Theatre, from 1912 to the 1930s from the Middle Georgia Archives”
  • Campus & Buildings “Photographs of Armstrong State University’s campus and buildings.”
  • Civic Magazine “Television magazine program highlighting Savannah business, local government, and community events.”
  • Decades 1930s “Photographs and documents depicting student life Savannah, Georgia’s Armstrong Junior College in the 1930s.”
  • Decades 1940s “Photographs and documents depicting student life Savannah, Georgia’s Armstrong Junior College during and just after World War II.”
  • Decades 1950s “Photographs depicting student life Savannah, Georgia’s Armstrong Junior College during the 1950s.”
  • Decades 1960s “Photographs depicting student life Savannah, Georgia’s Armstrong State College during the 1960s.”
  • Decades 1970s & 1980s “Photographs depicting student life Savannah, Georgia’s Armstrong State College during the 1970s and 1980s.”
  • Decades 1990s “Photographs depicting student life Savannah, Georgia’s Armstrong State College and Armstrong Atlantic University from the 1990s on.”
  • Early Images of the Massie Common School “Photographs of Savannah, Georgia’s first public school (Massie Common School) dating from the mid-1800s to the 1910s.”
  • Eastside Documentation Project “Oral histories related to five eastside Savannah neighborhoods, East Savannah, Hillcrest, Pine Gardens, Savannah Gardens, and Twickenham.”
  • Eighteenth-Century Educational Exhibit “Selected documents from the Georgia Historical Society describing eighteenth-century life in Savannah and in the state”
  • Faculty & staff  “Photographs of Armstrong State University’s faculty and staff.”
  • Georgia Aerial Photographs “Aerial photographs of Georgia counties from the 1930s to the 1980s from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries Map Collection”
  • georgia.gov “Official site of Georgia state government”
  • GeorgiaInfo “Information about political life and governance in Georgia”
  • Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Georgia: The Hubert Bond Owens and John Linley Image Collections at the Owens Library “Photographs of important and representative architectural sites and landscapes in Georgia with an emphasis on Athens and Middle Georgia from the collections of the Owens Library”
  • Inkwell “A collection of Armstrong State University’s student newspapers published since 1935. Topics include college news, sports, drama, reviews, and opinion.”
  • John Lytjen Home Movies, 1952-1956 “Home movies of the Savannah-based Lytjen family from 1952 to 1956″
  • John Macpherson Berrien Papers “Personal papers of Georgia statesman, John Macpherson Berrien.”
  • Juliette Gordon Low papers “Papers of Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low.”
  • Kenneth Rogers Photograph Collection “Black-and-white photographs of Atlanta, Georgia taken and collected by photojournalist Kenneth Rogers.”
  • Living in Savannah, Volume 1 “Using photographs, the Living in Savannah scrapbook volume I documents urban poverty and housing conditions in Savannah during 1940 and is from the collections of Armstrong Atlantic University’s Lane Library.”
  • Living in Savannah, Volume 2 “The Living in Savannah scrapbook project was designed to increase awareness of the urban poverty in Savannah during 1940 and 1941. Scrapbook volume two contains 130 photographs which focus on economic and living conditions of the people in Savannah, particularly on those of the lower class.”
  • New Georgia Encyclopedia “The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides an authoritative source of information about people, places, events, institutions, and many other topics relating to the state”
  • Presidents “Photographs of Armstrong State University’s presidents.”
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922 “Fire insurance maps of Georgia cities and towns, 1884-1922″
  • Savannah Cadastral Survey, Ward Survey Maps “Maps of the 1930s surveys of Savannah’s wards.”
  • Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SRDA)– West Broad Street Appraisals “Appraisals of West Broad Street parcels from 1958 and 1961 in preparation for the construction of U.S. Interstate-16 into Savannah.”
  • Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive “Searchable issues of Savannah newspapers from 1809 to 1880″
  • Savannah Images Project “Savannah Images Project consists of a number of databases, created by teachers and students in history courses, emphasizing the history and cultural background of Savannah and coastal Georgia through images, essays, and other contextual materials.”
  • Savannah Vintage Postcards “Postcards from the first half of the Twentieth century of Savannah.”
  • Virtual Historic Savannah Project “Three dimensional, virtual tour of historic Savannah created by the Savannah College of Art and Design”
  • W.W. Law Photograph Collection “Photographs taken by Savannah civil rights leader, W.W. Law.”
  • Waddie Welcome Archive “The Waddie Welcome Archive is a collection of photographs of hand-painted African American small business signs in Savannah, Georgia that represent a wide variety of small businesses, churches, and clubs as well as personal statements and artworks.”
  • William R. Mitchell Jr. Photograph Collection, 1889-1986 “Photographs of historic homes and commercial building exteriors and interiors throughout Georgia and historic postcards depicting Atlanta in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”

 

 

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