The Ellen Payne Odom GenealogICAL Library


The Library The Odom Library was made possible by a bequest from Ellen Ashby Payne Odom. Mrs. Odom was a trustee of the Moultrie Colquitt County Library and very interested in genealogy. She was an accomplished musician as well as an active leader in the 4-H Program and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Her interest in genealogy lead to her membership in the Huguenot Society and the UDC. She coauthored two books: A History of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library and Colquitt County Confederate Soldiers. At her death, it was revealed that she had bequeathed the proceeds of the sale of her land and home to the library for the purpose of building a genealogy library in Moultrie. The Odom Library was built in 1988-1989. Today, the Odom Library operates on the interest from her estate. The endowment is  managed by a Moultrie banking firm. The Odom Library is governed by a Board of Trustees.
The Collections at Odom  

The Emmett Lucas Collection, American Wars, Native Americans, Patriotic Organizations, Jewish Genealogy, Newsletter Collection, The Georgia Collection, Veterans History Project, The Scottish Collections, Census Records, Microfilm, Maps & etc.



The Family Tree

The international publication of the Odom Library, The Family Tree, is now an Internet publication only.  It features news of the genealogical, historical, and Scottish community as well as information on many other ethnicities. There are six editions per year-every other month, but information is updated daily.

You can find it quite easily by visiting and then clicking on the Family Tree logo.

For further information about the publication, contact the editor at:

Beth Gay The Family Tree, P.O. Box 2828, Moultrie, Georgia 31778-2828


The Bert Harsh Park The Bert Harsh park is named for a former Odom Library board chairman. This park contains the first historic grove planted in a USA certified tree city. All the trees and the park furnishings were donated in honor of or in memory of local families and organizations. Picnic tables are available in the shade of a large pecan tree.



Collections at the Odom Library