Post Civil War Newspapers of Georgia

For ancestors who lived in the state of Georgia during the American Civil War (1861-1865) or especially following the war – the period of Reconstruction (1865-1877) the Digital Library of Georgia has online an interesting collection of newspapers from across the state during the War and Reconstruction (1861-1877).

There are the free search-able text of these newspapers, some 100,000 pages and more are being added each month, four just recently.

At the top of the page is a search box. Look for specific surnames or hometowns. In the search, you can place a surname and a year such as Johnson 1870 and then images of the papers with Johnson and newspaper issue close to that date will appear plus additional dates. Not just news items but advertisements will be found. Those business ads can be of great assistance in learning more about your ancestors.

You are able to ‘clip’ the whole page and save it on your computer. It will also convert the newspaper writing to digital text but some are easy to read and other articles harder due to the printer ink.

It could prove to be some interesting research.

Also to learn more about the Reconstruction times in Georgia, view this online site: “How Georgia was Impacted by Reconstruction.”

Photos: AD in Macon Dec. 25, 1873; the Southern Recorder April 25, 1865; and Reconstruction in Georgia.

Related Blogs:

Georgia Confederates after the Civil War

Georgia Confederate Muster Rolls

State Archives-Georgia to S.C.

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