Genealogy

Genealogy BooksThe genealogical collection consisting of Georgia history and counties, local family histories and Worth County is housed in the Wilna Ham Davis Room.  The microfilm collection consists of newspapers, census records, tax deeds and other court records. A microfilm reader/printer is available to print out documents.

The newspaper collection spans over one hundred years. It includes: Worth County Local beginning April 1885 through September 1922 and Sylvester Local beginning October 1922 through March 2013. All of the newspapers were digitized and are available online. The Worth County Historical Society along with the library and Georgia Public Library Service funded this project.

Click on this link to search Sylvester newspapers online.

Worth County Centennial Photos and Movie in Digital Library of Georgia

Over 250 photographs from Worth County’s 1953 Centennial Celebration is now accessible through the DLG. The project is a partnership between Georgia HomePLACE, the digitization unit of the Georgia Public Library Service, the Worth County Historical Society, the Worth County Library and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce.

Click on the photo to access the photo collection in DLG

Known as the “Peanut Capital of the World,” Worth County was formed Dec. 20, 1853, from parts of Dooly and Irwin counties. In October 1953, the county honored its centennial anniversary with a weeklong celebration that included parades, pageant, special guest speakers, and the cutting of the Worth County Centennial Cake. The newly digitized collection documents this local history and marks the county’s 166th anniversary. 

Click on the play button to view the Centennial movie

History of Worth County, Georgia: for the first eighty years, 1854-1934

To view the book, click on the photo
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