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The GHS Library & Other Resources
The library at the Gwinnett Historical Society boasts a collection of some 1600 volumes ranging from published County and State histories to other society newsletters, individual family histories, DAR research, and military history. The emphasis of our collection is Gwinnett and Northeast Georgia history along with those states that our pioneer settlers migrated from including but not limited to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.


Bookcases are arranged clockwise as you enter the room with shelves numbered one to six from top to bottom. Shelves in the library are arranged in this manner:

A- Gwinnett County
B- Georgia Counties: Baker - Fulton
C- Georgia Counties: Fulton - Murray
D- Georgia Counties: Muscogee - Wilkes
E- Early Georgia history, famous Georgians, early settlers, land lotteries
F- Records of Various Church Denominations, Colonial Records, Early Marriages, Deaths, and Wills, Newspaper Abstracts
G- Colonial Wars, American Revolution, War of 1812, and Indian Wars, DAR Records, and History of the Georgia Militia
H- Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
I- Confederate Veteran Magazine Vol I - XL, Confederate Pension Files and Roster of Confederate Soldiers, Roster of Confederate Graves, Interments of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Soldiers Who Died in POW Camps, and Andersonville Camp
J- Histories of the American Civil War, Confederate Reminiscences & Letters, Poems, Songs, and Stories, Confederate Regiments, WWI and WWII
K- States: Alabama - North Carolina
L- States: North Carolina - South Carolina
M- States: South Carolina - Virginia
N- States: Virginia - West Virginia, Ethnic Research
O- Historical Preservation, Phone Books, Directories
P- Newsletters, County Directories
Q- Family Histories: Adams - Fuller
R- Family Histories: Garner - Quinn
S- Family Histories: Rambo - Woods
T- GHS Newsletter/The Heritage, 1978 Survey of Homes
U- Lineage, Maps, American Civil War books

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Court Books

Original court books in our Archives donated to us from the Gwinnett courthouse and others.

The Heritage

The Gwinnett Historical Society quarterly publication from 1975-1987


1869 map 1869 Frobel map of Gwinnett County (from the Georgia Archives)
USGS 1888 map US Geological Survey (1888)
Four maps stitched together showing Gwinnett as well as much of Jackson, Walton, Rockdale, DeKalb, Fulton, Milton, Cherokee, Forsyth, and Hall. The lower right map is from the 1894 survey and unfortunately does not match up precisely with the other three. Maps are labelled: Suwanee, Gainseville, Atlanta, and Monroe.
1908 map 1908 News Herald map
1935 map 1935 GDOT map
1935 map 1968 Tucker Federal map
1980 map 1980 Militia Districts


microfilmNewspapers, Census, and County Records on Microfilm

A list of the books available on microfilm at the state archives can be found in the Fall 1975 and Winter 1976 (197601) issues of The Heritage.


Confederates - The list of men from Gwinnett who served during the war
(a more detailed list can be found in the Members' Section)
1904 Pension List
1912 Voter List (Garners, Goodwins, Harbins Districts)

Other resources