New Books in the Heritage Room
On behalf of the R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, TCPLS is pleased to report that the Trustees have approved our library to be added to the Foundation’s distribution list for genealogical-related books.
Diary of the Civil War 1860-1865 by George T. Strong
Ingalls Genealogy Compiled by Charles Burleigh, M.D.
History of Butts County, Georgia 1825-1976 Revised Edition II-2012 Compiled by Lois McMichael
Embattled Confederates: An Illustrated History of Southerners at War by Irvin Wiley
Heraldry in America
North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee
Ellaville and Schley County an Historical Sketch
City of Pelham, Georgia Centennial: 1881-1981 City of Pride and Progress
Journal of An Expedition Against the Rebels of Georgia in North America Under the Orders of Archibald Campbell Esquire Lieut. Colol. of His Majesty's 71st Regimt. 1778
Collection of African-American Obituaries
The Thomas County Public Library is proud of its initiative, in cooperation with The Jack Hadley Black History Museum and the Thomasville Genalogy History and Fine Arts Library, to archive and index a Collection of African-American Obituaries. This collection provides individuals with vital connections in genealogical research. This is an ongoing project that began in 2009. Anyone wishing to contribute to the collection, please call the Reference Department at (229) 225-5252 ext. 113 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buffalo Soldiers Forgotten American History Page - Lawton-Fort Sill Chapter
This database is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African descent. Since its founding in 1831, the VHS has collected unpublished manuscripts, a collection that now numbers more than 8 million processed items.
At the Library
Our Heritage Room houses a collection of Genealogy and Local History resources. Books are available on local family histories; county histories with an emphasis on Thomas County; general genealogy subjects and on southeastern states; periodicals; local high school year books city directories from 1946 and a lateral file collection containing local history are available.
A state of the art Microfilm reader/printer is available to view. County census and Thomasville newspapers from 1861-2000, with hard copies available from 2000 to present.
The Georgia Death Index from 1919-1998 is also available as well as databases for censuses and other genealogical records. A dedicated computer with printer and genealogy software installed and free access to subscription on-line services and copier are also available.
TCPLS is also a Family Search Affiliate Library, which provides access to a collection of over 700,000 microfiche genealogical records available for rent and viewable here in the library.
The South Georgia Genealogical Society also meets at the library once a month.
TCPLS patrons may also access the genealogical database, Heritage Quest, from thier home computers through GALILEO. Patrons who have already set up thier online PINES account may access GALILEO through PINES by clicking on the GALILEO link at the bottom of the screen once they have signed in. If you have not set up your online PINES account you will need a password to access it and may acquire the current one by either visiting or calling your local Thomas County Public Library.
Patrons may also find the following links useful:
African Ancestry in the Americas - Through AfriGeneas.com which offers mail lists, message boards, geneaology chats and more
RootsWeb - A database of websites which offers links to the Social Security death index, surname lists, charts, graphs and more
Explore the nation's history through documents, photos, and records. Request military records or learn about other services for yourself or family members.
Military Record Requests Using Standard Form 180
Includes teacher resources and Information for:
Provides Web-based access to millions of the United States' core genealogical records from 1652 to the present day. Through basic name search and advanced search options, genealogists can easily find and browse digital images of American historical genealogies, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents and other essential primary sources. It also provides the full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries and enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records. Significantly, each of America's GenealogyBank's five historical or modern collections is updated with new content on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
America’s Genealogy Bank, including Obituaries and Historical Newspapers; Thomasville Times Enterprise; Georgia News