Georgia City Directories
City directories generally contain alphabetical listings of a city's residents (often including address, occupation and other household information) and businesses. MAGIL collects city directories for many cities in Georgia. Our holdings vary by city - search the UGA Libraries' catalog to identify what's in our collection. Directories may have been published by different companies, so there may be more than one catalog record for a given city.
Older city directories (pre-1900) are located in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library's Rare Books unit in the Russell Special Collections Building. That collection holds approximately seventy 19th-century directories from seven Georgia cities: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Americus, and Brunswick.
Researchers who are not able to conduct research in city directories on-site are encouraged to contact an independent researcher. UGA Libraries maintains a list of Independent Researchers for Hire who are willing to conduct research for a fee.