GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Georgia: GA-5

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Atlanta. Archives
2401 Lake Park Drive, Southeast
Smyrna, GA 30080-8862

Phone: 404-920-7800
Email: See website

 

Hours: Appointment advised 

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Diocese of Atlanta was erected for northern Georgia from territory in the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta, 1956, and it was elevated to an archdiocese, 1962. The Atlanta Archdiocese has served the following parishes with Native American parishioners.

1980s-present

St. Paul of the Cross Church (Maya), Atlanta

1980s-present

Our Lady of La Salette (Maya), Canton

1980s-present

Good Samaritan Church (Maya), Ellijay

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1980s-ongoing.

Volume: Few records

Description: 2 series.

 

/1 Parish files

Inclusive dates: 1980s-ongoing

Volume: Few items possible

Description: (e.g. correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs) regarding Native American parishioners.

A. Atlanta, St. Paul of the Cross Church, 1980s-ongoing

B. Canton, Our Lady of La Salette Church, 1980s-ongoing

C. Ellijay, Good Samaritan Church, 1980s-ongoing

 

/2 Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners: Contact the parish:

A. Atlanta, St. Paul of the Cross Church, 1980s-ongoing

B. Canton, Our Lady of La Salette Church, 1980s-ongoing

C. Ellijay, Good Samaritan Church, 1980s-ongoing

 

/3 Diocesan newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1980s-ongoing

Volume: Few articles

Description: The Georgia Bulletin contains occasional articles pertaining to refugees and migrants, including Maya Indians from Central America. Its news has been archived online since 2004.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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