Repositories: Washington Memorial Library, Macon

Washington Memorial Library

The Washington Memorial Library’s Genealogical and Historical Room has one of the most outstanding reference collections of its type in the South.

The Library was founded in 1923 by the Mary Hammond Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who realized the need for the library to provide source material and assistance for people tracing their lineage and searching for facts about their ancestors.  They also believed that certain old and irreplaceable records of local and regional history should be preserved for the future and made available for researchers.

Starting with a small collection, the Genealogical and Heritage Room collection has grown to include more than 32,000 volumes and over 24,000 microfilms. It is considered outstanding by genealogists and historians from all over the United States.
More that 13,000 people visit the Genealogical & Historical Room each year. Last year, researchers came from 38 states and 5 foreign countries. The library holds classes  and The Central Georgia Genealogical Society hold instructional seminars there.
The Genealogical and Historical Collection provides a broad representation of research material, but its most distinctive feature is its collection of records on the 13 colonies. This collection on the original states is recognized as one of the finest in genealogical libraries. Considerable space is devoted to pre-colonial history as well as to colonial history and the Revolutionary War. This includes source material from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
The staff from the Genealogical & History Room are willing to answer question sent by email and letter. Visit Washington Memorial Library
for guidelines and information about submitting your question.
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Washington Memorial Library
1180 Washington Avenue, Macon, GA.  31201
Current hours:
Mondays  9am- 9pm
Tuesday-Saturday 9am-6:00pm