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Genealogical Library

Genealogical Library

The Thomasville Genealogical Library is now housed on the Forbes Campus of Thomas University. Founded in 1988 by Marguerite Neel Williams, the Library was originally housed in the former “East Side School,” now known as the Thomasville Center for the Arts. In 1997, the Library moved to 135 N. Broad Street, which formerly housed both the Thomasville Post Office and the Thomas County Public Library.

Please come visit us and explore your roots!

Kathy Mills, Library Director
(229) 226-9640

+Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Patrons may access census records, military records, immigration records, cemetery survey indexes, church records, surname books, biographical sketches, funeral records, genealogical periodicals, Revolutionary War pension files, Confederate and Union Compiled Service Records, tax rolls, marriage records, state and county histories, and much more. Researchers may access and and free of charge at one of the facility’s computer stations or log on using a laptop via free WiFi access.

Major genealogical collections include:

  • Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File (Southeast USA)
  • Leonardo Andrea Collection (South Carolina)
  • Hopkins Collection (Thomas County, Georgia)
  • Singletary Family Collection (Bladen County, North Carolina)


Access to the Library is free to the public.

The Thomasville Genealogical Library accepts written genealogical requests. Requests must be submitted via mail. Contact Kathy Mills at 229-226-9640. The fee for research is $25 per hour. This includes copies of materials located. In the event additional research time is needed, the individual will be contacted. Research payments are payable in advance and may be mailed to:

Thomasville Genealogical Library
Thomas University
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

Duplication Fees:
Copies of resources may be made for a fee. This includes printouts from the computer printer, copier, microfilm reader and any digital copies made from patron’s cell phone, iPad, laptop or portable scanner.

+Additional Resources

Thomas County Clerk of the Court

Thomas County Public Library

Black History Museum

Thomas University

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1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792
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