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South Georgia Archives

The South Georgia Archives at Thronateeska Heritage Center is dedicated to collecting and caring for the archives and artifacts that tell the story of Albany and Southwest Georgia’s history. From applying restoration techniques and proper storage, to creating a digital database record of all items, to displaying the items in our History and Science Museums, we strive to preserve and share your history with you.

Research Services

Need help finding historic records? Click here for our research request form. You can also come to our public research room, open Thursday-Friday from 1:00pm-5:00pm, or by appointment.

Historic Preservation Services

If you have items that you no longer can care for and would like to donate that reflect your history in Albany and southwest Georgia, we would be honored to care for them for you.  We are available from 8:00am–5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Please contact us.

Records Management Services

In support of the City of Albany and Dougherty County, we scan permanent documents, such as the City Commission Meeting Minutes, Ordinances and Resolutions, going back to 1907, into a searchable database. In addition to scanning we are responsible for managing documents based on the GA Secretary of State Retention Schedules. Click here to see our records management flyer.

Darsey Private School Transcripts

Due to the closure of Darsey Private School in 2010, the South Georgia Archives has become the custodian of its student transcripts. Click here to access our transcript request form.

Our Mission:

Thronateeska Heritage Center inspires wonder and stimulates exploration of science and South Georgia's history by providing a dynamic learning experience through an interactive science center and museum.