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library and archives in gwinnett county

Library & Resources

The library at the Gwinnett Historical Society boasts a collection of some 2000 volumes ranging from published County and State histories to other society newsletters, family genealogy, DAR research, & military history. The emphasis of our collection is Gwinnett and Northeast Georgia history along with those states that our pioneer settlers migrated from including, but not limited to South Carolina, North Carolina, & Virginia. Other resources in our office include maps, microfilm and  cemetery files.

Georgia Families book


The Gwinnett Historical Society has several hundred publications to browse in the physical library located at 185 West Crogan Street, the second floor of the Historic Courthouse, on the square in downtown Lawrenceville. Bookcases are arranged clockwise as you enter the room with shelves numbered one to six from top to bottom. Shelves in the library are arranged alphabetically.

Heritage newsletter


The Gwinnett Historical Society quarterly publication from 1975 to present hard copy is available in the library (and digitally in our “Members Only” section). Click 'Learn More' below to find out how to become a member and view our newsletter.

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historical artifacts of gwinnett

You can also find newspapers, census & county records in our office library. Some newspapers are also available online due a grant of $10,741.00 from R. J. Taylor Jr. Foundation awarded to GHS to digitize historic Gwinnett County newspapers. The digitization was completed in 2019 by the Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries. You may access these newspapers published 1871 – 1924 online at Georgia Historic Newspapers.

Peeples Portrait

The content of the family history files is dependent upon the material contributed to the Gwinnett Historical Society by members and visitors, as well as that collected by the volunteer staff from newspapers, archive collections, and special projects. We encourage you to contribute any family data that you might have so that others may benefit from your research to date. Photocopies are available for a small fee at our office in Lawrenceville.

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