Genealogy Research


Assistance, resources and links to explore your heritage.



Genealogy Research Site Links

Embarking on the journey to find your roots can be an adventure much like a treasure hunt. Each piece of information can serve as a clue to where you might find the next. How many generations can you trace back to? It can be exciting to find that your lineage includes a celebrity, nobleman, hero or royalty!

The list of links and resources below should provide a good starting point, and we are available to assist and guide you on your journey. We are always interested to hear of your discoveries, so if you share on social media please be sure to tag #candlerhistory to keep us in the loop!

Resources Include:

  • Birth Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Death Records
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Military Service Records
  • Census Records
  • Immigration Records
  • Maps, Pictures & Images

In addition to the links above, we encourage you to visit and contact our local libraries:


Metter – Candler County Library

Daniell Room, Anderson Memorial Library
50 S. Kennedy Street
Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685-2455

Mon – Thurs : 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday : Closed
Saturday : 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Genealogy Contact : Glenda Cowert

Candler County Historical Society items including newspaper, film and documents are on archive and available for viewing here


Genealogy Department
124 S. Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 764-1340

Monday – Thursday : 9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday : 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Brigid McCalister
Assistant Director, Statesboro Regional Libraries
Email :

Appointments can be made with Lillian Wingate, Genealogy & Local History Coordinator

(912) 764-1340

Office hours:
Monday : 10:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday : 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday : 4:00pm – 8:00pm


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