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Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
Atlanta historic map - Atlanta, GA, 1871.
Atlanta, GA, 1871.

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Atlanta is in Fulton County. The county seat is Atlanta.

The community straddles Fulton and DeKalb counties

Major ancestry groups reported by Atlanta residents include:

· Black or African American - 61%
· English - 7%
· German - 5%
· Irish - 5%
· Mexican - 3%
· Subsaharan African - 2%
· Scottish - 2%
· Italian - 2%
· Scotch-Irish - 2%
· African - 2%
· French (except Basque) - 1%
· Polish - 1%
· Russian - 1%
· European - 1%
· West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 1%
· Asian Indian - 1%
· British - 1%
· Dutch - 1%
· Other Hispanic or Latino - 1%

Former names for Atlanta include:
· Canebrake
· Marthasville
· White Hall

For more detail about place names in the Atlanta area, consult Georgia Place-Names, Kenneth K. Krakow
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Libraries in Atlanta include Adams Park, Adamsville, Atlanta-Fulton County Library - Central, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Bankhead, Bowen Homes, Briarcliff Branch, Brookhaven Branch, Buckhead, Carver Homes ... More libraries

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