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Baptist Church History & Genealogy

Georgia Outline

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Georgia were the Baptists and Methodists. The largest collection of Georgia church records can be found at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. The archives borrowed pre-1940 church records from many local congregations and preserved them on microfilm. The collection is continually growing but is not complete.

Georgia Baptist Historical Collection
Eugene W. Stetson Memorial Library
Mercer University
Macon, GA 31207

Georgia Baptist microfilm/fiche available through HeritageQuest or your usual source:

Georgia Baptists: Historical and Biographical, by J. H. Campbell. Publ. 1874. (Heritage Quest F-92, 8 fiche)

History of the Baptist Denomination in Georgia. Publ. 1881. Biographical compendium and portrait gallery of Baptist ministers and other Georgia Baptists. (Heritage Quest F-91, 13 fiche)

History of the Georgia Baptist Association, by R. L. Robinson. Publ. 1928.Historical and biographical sketches. (Heritage Quest F-93, 4 fiche)

Inventory of the Church Archives of Georgia Atlanta Association of Baptist Churches, Affiliated with Georgia Baptist Convention, prepared, by the Georgia Historical Records Survey (WPA). Publ. 1941. 92p. (Heritage Quest film V169-34, item 10 or F-4963, 2 fiche)

Bible Records

The Georgia Department of Archives and History has many volumes of Bible records that have been collected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Those that were transcribed from 1938 to 1948 are at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 006975-84). Additional DAR Bible records for Georgia were filmed at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., and are at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 848574-75).

Another collection of original Bible records at the Georgia Department of Archives and History was microfilmed in 1959 and is available at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 204483-88). Many additional Bible records for the counties of Washington, Lee, and Bulloch are also available at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and at the Family History Library.

Georgia Bible Records Jeannette Holland Austin (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985; Family History Library book 975.8 D2a).

Early Records of Georgia, Wilkes County, abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillian (Mrs. JohnLee) Davidson. Publ. 1932. Includes some Bible records. (Heritage Quest film V169-4, item 5 or F-1746, 10 fiche.)

Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters, (DAR): Vol. 4. Publ. 1932, 1969. Contents: Old Bible records and land lotteries. Index. 441p.(Heritage Quest film V169-4, item 4 or F-1745, 8 fiche.)

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