Taylor County and Region


Ms. Harris is not able to answer research requests. However, volunteers do assist her whenever possible.

The Taylor Co. Historical-Genealogical Society is working with the Library to establish "family files" on ancestors of Taylor Co. Please mail your family sheets, Bible Records to:
John R. Adams, Historian
P.O. Box 5059
Warner Robins, GA 31099

  • Washington Memorial Libary
    1180 Washington Ave. Macon, GA 31201
    Genealogical and Historical Room has one of the largest collections in the southeast. Contains 21,000 books, 15,000 microfilms, 259 maps and 60 subscriptions.Summary of Resources Available in the Library The library serves over 13,000 researchers annually.

    Books and Microfilm pertaining to Taylor County
    Hours: Monday 9-9 / Tuesday - Saturday 9-6 / closed Sunday Directions from Atlanta: Take I-75 South to Exit 52 (Hardeman-Forsyth Ave) and proceed to the second traffic light (Forsyth Ave). Turn left onto Forsyth Ave and go through two traffic lights (stay in left lane). At third traffic light (College St) turn left. Go to next traffic light and turn right onto Washington Ave. Library is just ahead on the right.Courtesy of Bibb County page
    Newspaper-Macon Telegraph indexed on computer from 1899. However, the newspaper is also indexed in the genealogy room in books for dates prior to that.
    Washington Memorial Library Click on "Genealogy and History Room". Provides a generic listing of the categories of materials they hold.
    Confederate Soldier and Pension Records

     Write to:
         Willard Rocker, Director of Genealogy
         Washington Memorial Libary
         Genealogy & Archives
         1180 Washington Ave 
         Macon, Georgia 31201 
         Ph.: (478) 744-0820
              The library has graciously agreed to provide this service. Please follow the guidelines.
              Submit ONLY 2 Soldier's names at one time. (Can reorder after receipt of research) 
              40 cent per page, plus postage, to be paid upon receiving material. 

  • Georgia Public Libraries On-Line

  • Mercer Library Special Collections. Macon, GA.

    Stored on Micro film and available thru library loan.
               Located in the Georgia Baptist History Depository, Special
    Collections,   Main Library, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia 
    Susan G. Broome
    Head of Special Collections
    Baptist and University Archives
     (478) 752-2968---------- Fax: (478) 752-2111
     E-mail: broome_sg@Mercer.EDU
    Mercer University Jack Tarver Library        Phone  (478) 301-2968
    1300 Edgewood Avenue                            Fax      (478) 301-2111
    Macon, GA 31207-0001                    Email
     Founded in 1964, it is dedicated to  preservation of records pertaining to the
     history of Baptists in Georgia and in the United States; semi-annual
     newsletter, The Circular Letter, and biannual journal, Viewpoints: Georgia Baptist
    Hours: Mon - Fri, 9-Noon, 1-5.
  • Mercer Library Links-Early GA Baptist Records Mercer University-1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA. 31207. The library phone is (478) 752-2057.
  • Georgia Baptist History Depository contains records of individual churches, papers and publications. The Christian Index-published indices to marriages (1828-1855) and obituaries (1822-1879, 1880-1890) and some unpublished marriages, ordinations, retirements, and obituaries. Microfilm.
    1300 Edgewood Ave, Macon 31207-0001 (478)752-2079.
    Special Collection hours are Mon-Fri 9am-12; 1pm-5pm.


    Georgia Virtual Vault

    Georgia Virtual Vault has many images of actual documents.



    Clicking on "State Archives"> will give you complete directions and hours of operation.

    Under "Programs and Services" choose "Reference" This covers General Genealogy Information, Military , Ethnic Genealogy (excellent guidelines/suggestions)

    History online catalog, GIL (Galileo Interconnected Libraries):

              At this time, the catalog includes ONLY the following materials:
              *       Books and periodicals
              *       Microfilm of the following county records:
              *       Superior Court Minutes
              *       Deeds & Mortgages
              *       Deed & Mortgage Indexes
              *       Marriages
              *       Wills
              *       Inventories
              *       Administrators' Bonds
              *       Letters of Administration
              *       Annual Returns
              *       Service Records
              *       WWI Discharge Records
              Volume, box and drawer number information is available at the Archives in
              the microfilm card catalog. Other county records in addition to the series
              listed above are also available at the Archives on microfilm.
              *       Descriptions for approximately 370 out of 1921 series of original
              state records, including all records series from the Governor and the
              Secretary of State. These are series-level descriptions. Inventories with
              box and folder listings are available at the Archives.
              *       233 manuscript collections. These are collection or series-level
              descriptions. Inventories with box and folder listings are available at the
              Georgia Archives GIL will continue to grow as we add records to the catalog.

    PALS - on line catalogs Submit "keyword" searches for many libraries in Georgia!

    Take TIME to explore their links.

    Georgia Department of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State, 330 Capitol Avenue, Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30334 (404)656-2393

  • Mail-in form for searches. Research fee charged.

  • Georgia USGenWeb Archives-On-Line
    Consider archiving your Bible Records, Deeds, Wills, etc.
    Table of Contents listed by County.

    Let's get to work on TAYLOR!
    Send via e-mail in "plain text" to Virginia Crilley
    GUIDELINES for Posting

  • Atlanta History Center/Library Archives Information on their collections. Library Catalog available through PALS.

    LDS Family History Centers

  • LDS Family History Centers Master Index

    1624 Williamson Rd. 912-788-5885

  • National Archives (Southeast Region) East Point,GA
    Friends of the National Archives, Southeast (FNAS) publishes Archives Tidbits bimonthly. Gives helpful information in using the Archives and announces programs of the Archives.
    Membership costs $10 (individual) $12 (couple). Address: FNAS, 1557 St. Joseph Ave, East Point, GA 30344.

    Form 80 (Military service and pension records prior to World War I, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and Spanish-American War); Form 81 (Passenger Arrivals) Form 82 (Copies of Census Records) Form 83 (Eastern Cherokee Applications) Form 180 (Military service records, World War I and later).

    If you find dead links, please let me know: Virginia Crilley.

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