Digital Collections

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Municipal Archives Digital Image Catalog

The Digital Image Catalog includes select images digitized from our archival collections as well as born digital collections. Only a portion of our archival holdings are currently digitized and new content is added regularly. Visit the Collections page for more information about our full holdings.

Municipal Archives Digital Image Catalog

City Records Available on Ancestry.com

Several of the City's collections have been made available to the public online through Ancestry.com to increase public access, including:

  • Savannah, Georgia, Vital Records, 1803-1966
  • Savannah, Georgia, Cemetery and Burial Records, 1852-1939
  • Savannah, Georgia, Cemetery Burial Lot Cards, 1807-1995
  • Savannah, Georgia, Court Records, 1790-1934
  • Savannah, Georgia, Land Tax & Property Records, 1809-1938
  • Savannah, Georgia, Naturalization Records, 1790-1910
  • Savannah, Georgia, Records of Titles, 1791-1971
  • Savannah, Georgia, Registers of Free Persons of Color, 1817-1864
  • Savannah, Georgia, Voter Records, 1856-1917
  • Savannah, Georgia, City Council Minutes, 1790-1900

Savannah City Codes, 1854-1945

City Ordinances passed by City Council are recorded in the Ordinance Books in the Clerk of Council’s Office. Periodically, the City publishes all the ordinances on the books at a given point of time, as well as the current City Charter, as the City Code. Digitized City Code Books

Voices of Savannah

Visit the Voices of Savannah page to view oral history recordings across the Municipal Archives Savannah Community Memory Projects (including Savannah History Round-Up Days, the Savannah LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, and the City of Savannah Leadershio Oral History Project). Voices of Savannah

Automobile Registration Books, 1909-1919

Sub-series 5600CL-320 Automobile Registration Books (1909-1910, 1913-1917, 1919) includes six volumes documenting vehicle registration during the beginning of the automobile age. Digitized Automobile Registration Books

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Savannah, Georgia 

Sanborn maps (RS 8126-007, 1955-1973) show the size, shape, and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories, as well as fire walls, locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, sewer systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Digitized Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.

Historic Savannah Inventory Ward Notebooks

In partnership with the Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), the Municipal Archives has digitized HSF’s Historic Savannah Architectural Inventory Ward Notebooks which include surveys of Savannah’s neighborhoods, by ward and lot, for research use by the public. Historic Savannah Inventory Ward Notebooks

First City Network News

In partnership with the First City Pride Center, the Municipal Archives has digitized the First City Network's Network News to document the history of Savannah's LGBTQ+ community and make this resource available for research use by the public. First City Network Network News