May's Meeting: Saturday May 4th @11:30
We will be meeting at the Fayette County Historical Society.
195 Lee Street Fayetteville Ga 30214
Member, and Secretary of the Historical Society, Tony Parrott, will be giving us a tour and telling us about their collections. The Margaret Mitchell Research Center at the Fayette County Historical Society has many interesting collections for study and research. Genealogists and Historians from all of the over the world have used their facilities to find a distant ancestor or learn more about an event or place in Fayette County. The following represents just a few of the collections available for your research.
- Most of the original official records for Fayette County including marriage records, probate records, tax digests, wills, etc.
- United States census records for Fayette County.
- Family Histories
- Old Newspapers dating back to 1888.
- The society has numerous collections about the Civil War, including the "War of Rebellion Official Records of the Confederate Armies". The Government Printing Office originally published these books in 1892, and they have one of the few sets of the "O.R's" in the area. Member John Lynch has over 100 photographs of Civil War veterans from Fayette County.
- Cemetery records listing all known Fayette burials from 1821 - 1977+
- They have many collections pertaining to our neighboring counties, plus many other collections that may be of interest to you and your genealogical research.
If you are on 85 headed south from the Riverdale area, you will drive up through the Fayetteville square. After you leave the square, you will will see the American Legion building that looks like a log cabin. Turn Left onto Stonewall Ave. The Historical Society is in the Margaret Mitchell Research Center. It is a white "house" and it is behind the American Legion on Lee Street.