Linda, a native of New England, has been a resident of Georgia since 1985. After teaching mathematics in a couple of Georgia high schools for five years, she became a genealogical consultant. In her space time she builds websites for historical and genealogical societies and enjoys getting the manuscripts of others ready for printing. Linda loves crafty things such as quilting, soap making, and digital scrapbooking.

Linda is passionate about the history of North Georgia, particular the Creek and Cherokee Indians and the early white settlers of what would become “Original Cherokee County.”

Linda Woodward Geiger is the principal researcher, author, and lecturer, of Woodward-Geiger.com (a subdivision of Vitaline, Inc.). Although she specializes in Georgia’s state and county records prior to 1900 and a variety of federal records, particularly of the southeast region of the United States, she has extensive experience in many other geographic regions of the United States. Her personal research involves New England records. She also specializes in methods for finding elusive ancestors–those mighty brick walls. Her list of lecture topics provides more details on specific records that she regularly studies.

She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), holding credentials as a Certified Genealogistsm and as a Certified Genealogical Lecturersm.

Linda is the principal researcher and publisher of WOODWARDs WeSearch, a project involving Woodwards (including spelling variations) in the United States.

In addition to genealogy, Linda, enjoys assisting others with desk top publishing and web design.



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1 comment

  1. Sam Papps

    Dear Mrs. Geiger,

    Greetings from Canterbury, NH. My name is Sam Papps, and I have been interested in your blog following the names of local Canterbury folks. Amazing job you’ve done! I have authored two books on Canterbury’s history, and have used the collection of papers associated with Joseph Brown many many times in our Historical Society archives. I am also their archivist, and know what a good amount of time it takes in research for these posts.

    We are writing a history of Canterbury, to span 1900-2010. I feel your writings and perhaps copies of the materials you cite from your family archive, could prove very useful into seeing this family and the town at the time. They were quite prominent, weren’t they! If you would be willing to consider sharing your research and writings, or perhaps an arrangement might be made, please contact me. I’d love to talk Canterbury/Brown Family.

    A note of interest; the woman who owns the Maples, Ginny Litalien, has been conducting a major research project on the property. I have given her the name of your blog, as she’d enjoy the content on the Browns very much. Josephine Brown was also an author of the 1912 History of Canterbury; she sat on the board with Elizabeth Houser, another single woman who also contributed to Canterbury. The research the committee collected was turned over to Lyford to author a history, though they are never once given credit for the decade of work they put into the project.

    A final slight correction; the Brown general store was in what was called Union Hall. It burnt, along with several other buildings, in a fire in 1943, which destroyed the town center.

    Should you ever need anything from Canterbury, please don’t hesitate to ask and I will see what I can do to be of assistance.

    Best wishes-


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