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Dublin-Laurens County Heritage Center

open books in Heritage Center with large window view in the background

Step into the rich tapestry of history at the Dublin-Laurens County Heritage Center, where every exhibit unfolds a chapter of our community’s captivating past. From the early settlers to the vibrant cultural heritage, immerse yourself in the stories that have shaped Dublin and Laurens County.

Housed in the Laurens County Library, the Dublin-Laurens Heritage Center collects, preserves and makes accessible genealogical and historical information. The Heritage Center has grown significantly in the recent years to a beautiful area that holds an increasingly impressive collection with an unrushed, relaxing atmosphere. The Center offers internet access, interlibrary loan services and research assistance. The Heritage Center also provides workshops and programs designed to build knowledge in using the resources of the Heritage Center.

History & Genealogy

Collections include all of the surviving federal census records and indexes released to date for the state of Georgia, including the 1820 through 1930 Georgia census, printed indexes for 1820 through 1870 and the Soundex Index for 1880 through 1930. Microfilmed court records and newspapers for many neighboring counties are available as well as the following on microfilm: Georgia Death Index,1919-1994; Georgia Marriage Index,1963-1992; and Georgia Divorce Index 1965-1994. An extensive Laurens County obituary file from The Courier Herald, Dublin’s daily newspaper, is available from the 1960s to present. Browse bound collections including materials such as family histories, Georgia county histories, newspaper abstracts, Dublin, East Laurens, and West Laurens High School yearbooks, Dublin City directories, military abstracts, indexes for Revolutionary through Civil War, and land lottery records. Additionally discover information on neighboring states that include histories, census information and vital records data.

Journey In Time

Extend your personalized adventure through history by participating in the self-guided Historic Bellevue Tour and Historic Downtown Dublin Tour – your curiosity is your guide, and every step brings you closer to the Dublin and Laurens County heritage!