Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 31

Georgia Death Certificates, 1919–1930

Search criteria at the Georgia Archives Virtual Vault

In 1914 Georgia’s State Board of Health was required to collect information on the States vital records. However, compliance was minimal until 1919 when statewide registration of births and deaths were required by legislation. Digital images of Georgia death certificates, 1914–1927 (335,472 images) are available free online from two websites—Georgia Archives Virtual Vault and FamilySearch. …

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Mar 24

Chief Vann Remains Exhumed

“Chief Vann Remains Exhumed” an article by RIP Whitfield appearing in the Forsyth County News, Cumming, Georgia, 13 September 1962. The remains of Cherokee Indian Chief James Vann, builder of the now famous Vann House at Spring Place, were exhumed Saturday from his grave in Forsyth County and brought to Dalton in a modern day …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday: Arbor Hill Baptist Church

Tombstone of Clay Cagle

Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery is located off Fortner Road in the mountains of Southern Pickens County. Six markers indicate burials of veterans in this cemetery established in 1940. Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.  

Mar 18

Obituary of Mimi Jo Hill Butler

Yesterday I reported the untimely death of Mimi Jo Hill Butler, the force behind the Marble Valley Historical Society and the society’s museum in Jasper. Her obituary is available online via the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.

Mar 17

Mimi Jo Hill Butler

Mimi Jo Hill Butler

Today is an extremely sad day as Mimi Jo Hill Butler was taken from us. During the past ten years Mimi Jo was the very life and breath of the Marble Valley Historical Society. As county historian she did much to preserve the heritage or our county. In December, Mimi Jo, was honored was honored last …

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Mar 17

Georgia Archives threatened by House Budget

The following article was recently posted on the Friends of Georgia Archives & History website The Archives is already only open 3 days a week to the public. This bill in its current form would force it to close completely to the public. Please contact Georgia state senators asap about this! Remember that snail mail and …

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Mar 15

Tombstone Tuesday: Free Hope Baptist

Free Hope Baptist Church

The following veterans were buried at Free Hope Baptist Church Center in Pickens County, Georgia. The cemetery is located about 5 miles south of Jasper, east of Ga. Hwy. 515. The church was established in 1938. Wright, Bernice I.; b. 13 Jan 1904; d. 16 Apr 1990; Pvt., U.S. Army, Rev. Hitt, Joseph Hugh;  b. …

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Mar 09

Wordless Wednesday: Pickens County Historical Markers


  Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved.

Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday: Burnt Mountain Cemetery

Grave marker of John Holbert

Burnt Mountain Baptist Church is located in north eastern Pickens County on Lake Sequoyah Road, off of Burnt Mountain Road (Georgia State Route 136) about two miles west of the Dawson County line. According to Clarence Mealer [Pickens County Heritage Book Committee, Pickens County, Georgia, Heritage, 1853–1998 (Waynesville, N.C.: Don Mills, Inc., 1998), 21] the little …

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