Category Archive: Research – Genealogical Sources

Nov 10

New Georgia Will Books by Ted O Brooke

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Ted O Brooke has had a busy year completing several books on Georgia wills that have been in progress for several years. Now it is a time for celebration!   Georgia Will Directory, 1733-1860 by Ted O. Brooke Includes all 15,271 testator references from both colonial records and all Georgia counties created before 1861, including all …

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Oct 06

Georgia’s Virtual Vault

Now that the Georgia Archives is a part of the University System of Georgia rather that the Office of the Secretary of State, the website is being revised under the University System — not an easy or quick task! This post is written to assist individuals who are trying to locate the online images, but …

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Apr 03

Adventures of the Opening of the 1940 U.S. Census

Driving to the National Archives at Atlanta in Morrow from my home in the North Georgia Mountains normally takes one hour and forty-five minutes. That is if I’m not traveling during rush hour. I left my home at 5:30 yesterday morning to beat the traffic and arrived in Morrow a little over an hour prior …

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Jan 17

Tombstone Tuesday: Catholic Cemetery, Savannah

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The two tombstones pictured here are locate in the Catholic Cemetery just outside of Savannah (Chatham County), Georgia. The cemetery is located on Wheaton Street, not far from the intersection with Skidaway Road. I last visited the lovely cemetery in 2005 when I was helping Pat Jones gather data for her book (which turned into two volumes), Across …

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Nov 06

To All Concerned Georgia Researchers

I’m sharing a letter from the Georgia Genealogical Society’s President to the membership. The letter should be addressed to “All Concerned Georgia Researchers.” FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear GGS Member, The 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly saw the budget of the Georgia Archives slashed, yet again. The situation has become so dire that the …

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Oct 08

Free Webinar – Researching Records Relating to the Five Tribes of Oklahoma

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Meg Hacker, Archival Operations Director of the National Archives at Fort Worth will present “Researching Records Relating to the Five Tribes of Oklahoma… made a little bit easier.” Meg will share online sources that help researchers find the records more efficiently and with ease! Meg is DYN-O-MIT you won’t want to miss her! Although the Webinar …

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Jul 24

NGS Book Collection

The following news release was received from the National Genealogical Society: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of an online presentation about the NGS Book Loan Collection presented by St. Louis County Reference Specialist, Ruth Ann Hager, cg, cgl. You can see this presentation by clicking on the graphic on the right. In …

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Jul 23

Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Tax Digests

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Anyone researching Georgia ancestors is encouraged to (if they are not already doing so) to use and monitor Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives. This resource is even more valuable now that the hours of the Georgia Archives have been cut back to two days a week—Friday and Saturday (closed Saturday’s when …

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Jul 19

FamilySearch Adds 12 Million New Records and Images This Week

FamilySearch press release: July 19, 2011 England and Mexico Collections See the Lion’s Share of the New Additions The website at FamilySearch.org describes the recent collection additions as “too diverse to summarize—seigniorial and notarial records, bishop’s transcripts and parish registers, citizen lists, court case files—” The largest collection of updates includes eight million records and images between England …

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Jul 16

New Blog: Georgia Weather History

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Did you know that there are records of the 1804 tornado in Georgia hiding within the records of the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery? Georgia Weather History an Occasional Blog recently made its debut. The blogger, Steve Engerrand, tells us that his interest in weather patterns began when he was a young boy of ten. Although …

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