Ladson Genealogical Library

125 Church St.
Vidalia, GA 30474
Phone 912-537-8186
Email ladsonlib@ohoopeelibrary.org

HOURS

Monday…………… 9:00am – 6:00pm
Closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Tuesday………….. 9:00am – 6:00pm
Closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday…….. Closed

Thursday………… 9:00am – 6:00pm
Closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Friday………………. 9:00am – 6:00pm
Closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Saturday…………. 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday…………….Closed

 

Debra Fennell
Librarian
fennelld@ohoopeelibrary.org

History

The collection originated in the 1940s with John E. “Jack” Ladson, Jr. and his desire to learn more about his family. In 1979, Mr. Ladson’s personal library and private collection finally outgrew his own home, and the materials were made available to the public through the establishment of The John E. Ladson, Jr. Historical and Genealogical Foundation. Upon the death of Jack Ladson in December 1999, the collection became the property of the Ohoopee Regional Library System. The library system continues to operate and expand the library and its collection with the support of the City Council of Vidalia and the Toombs County Commission.

Holdings
Significant manuscript collections contained in the library are the Leonardo Andrea Collection of South Carolina; Annie Laurie Hill’s notes on the Halls, McKinney, Popes and Exums of Wilkes County, Georgia; the Pauline Young Collection; the files of Mrs. Eugene A. Stanley of Savannah and the collection of Mrs. Martha Ann de l’Etoile of Griffin, Georgia. Special collections include the Kitty Ware Wade Collection of historic photographs and early 20th century primary school records of Toombs and Montgomery Counties (GA).