The Statesboro Regional Library has large collection of materials for those interested in researching a family history. There are approximately 7,000 books, magazines, bound periodicals, which includes an oral history collection, census records, family histories, court records, marriages, land records, will abstracts, Civil War records, and cemetery records to search. Included you will find county histories of the area and many church histories.
We also have over 100 books to aid in Genealogy research, which are able to be checked out.
The Genealogy Department has a new FaceBook Group which enables members to stay up-to-date regarding programs, events and items of interest in the area of Genealogy. To join the group and/or for more information follow this link:
Items for Sale
|Many of our local resources are available for purchase. Some items are now out of print. Please call ahead or email to request materials. To view our catalog click the link at right. Mail form to: 124 South Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458
Family History Resources
Statesboro Regional Public Libraries Genealogy Department’s book collection includes family histories, county histories, cemetery surveys, indexes and abstracts of marriages, wills, deeds, land plats and church histories.
Our Computer Resources include free access to Ancestry Library Edition (within the library) and Heritage Quest (available also from your home). Hundreds of other websites can be searched on our internet computers reserved for genealogy research. You may also bring your laptop and use our free WiFi.
Microfilms include Bulloch County Newspapers from 1900 to the present. We also have Bulloch County Court Records on microfilm. These include marriage licenses, deeds, marks and brands, Inferior and Superior Court Minutes, Ordinary Court Minutes and wills and estate records.
Census records are available in a variety of formats. All censuses for Bulloch County are transcribed and indexed in book form. We have print abstracts of many other Georgia counties as well. We also have the census images on microfilm for Bulloch and other Georgia counties. Of course, all Federal Censuses from 1790-1930 are available on Ancestry Library Edition.
The Family File is a large surname file of information gathered from individuals and professional genealogists. It includes pedigree charts, DAR applications, copies of original documents and many other sources of information for a particular family.
Special Local Resources
Bulloch County Genealogical Source Material
by Alvaretta K. Register is an index and abstract of Bulloch County Court Records in the 1800s. It makes it easy to find deeds, wills, marriages, and much more.
Bulloch County, Georgia Cemeteries Index
by Henrietta Royal is an index to all cemetery surveys which were produced in Bulloch County up to about 1980. If you do not know where an ancestor is buried, you can simply look up the name, and the index will lead you to the cemetery and the volume which contains the survey.
Bulloch County obituaries from the mid 1970’s to the present are available in an alphabetical card file. Older obituaries from 1900 to 1950 are indexed and abstracted in book form. And, if we can locate the death date in the Georgia Death Index (1919 – 1998), we can look for the obituary in the microfilmed Bulloch County Newspapers.
Photos of “Old Houses of Bulloch County
” can be found on our Flickr page. These pictures are taken from a slide show created by the Merry Weeders Garden club and presented to the Statesboro Regional Library in 1978. Material for the three-part series, “Old Houses in Bulloch County,” came from the Statesboro Eagle, The Bulloch Times, The Bulloch Herald, The Statesboro News, Leodel Coleman’s Statesboro – A Century of Progress and Bulloch County Historical Files.
While we are not able to do general research for individuals, we are happy to help you find the resources you need in our library. In other words, we can’t look up “anything you have on my great grandfather’s family.”
However, we would be happy to answer a question such as “Can you find the marriage date of my grandparents John Doe and Jane Smith who were supposed to have been married in Bulloch County?” You may request lookups for specific information by:
Statesboro Regional Library, Genealogy Department, 124 S. Main St., Statesboro, GA 30458.
Many of our local resources are available for sale. Check out our catalog by clicking on the link at the top of the page.
Bulloch County Cemeteries
View Bulloch County Cemeteries in a larger map