The Hall County Library System has two historical photograph collections:

Hall County Historical Photograph Collection hosted by the Digital Library or Georgia may be found at

Hall County Black History Society Photograph Collection hosted by the Digital Library or Georgia may be found at

Most of our photographs are historical, from1940s -1960s plus a few from earlier years.

Historic Photograph Order Form and Information

How Works
Create your own “Free Account” by going to You must keep up with the login and password since the library does not have access to FamilySearch's information. Your account will work from home computers but you will have to be in a Hall County Library building to get the expanded level of resources. 

There are four levels of information:

1st is the free information patrons can get access from home or anywhere,

2nd is the Affiliated level which is what we have just become,

3rd is information available within an LDS church library,

4th level is only available in their main building in Utah.


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Help Identify Historic Hall County Photographs

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Please enter a comment if you can identify a person, place, date or event for posterity!

We are so grateful to Ellie Wingate for putting our library’s unidentified vintage photographs on Facebook as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. See the first 30 historic local images now. Ellie will add several more each week. These old-time scenes of Gainesville are undocumented and we need your help to caption them.






Additional Resources:




Just open the GALILEO Portal then click the Databases A-Z button:

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Then select "H"...and scroll down to find HeritageQuest

We’ve updated our look, added the ability to send records home,and added new content:

•  City Directories
• 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules
•  U.S. Indian Census Rolls
•  Mortality Schedules
•  Agricultural and Industrial Schedules
•  1890 Veterans Schedule