Category Archive: Georgia

Nov 10

New Georgia Will Books by Ted O Brooke


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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Jul 23

Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Tax Digests


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 16

New Blog: Georgia Weather History


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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Dec 29

New Atlas for Coastal Georgia


Any historical or family genealogist with ties to East and Costal Georgia will be happy to learn that Paul K. Graham has very recently published his Atlas of East and Coastal Georgia: Watercourses and Militia Districts published by The Genealogy Company, Decatur, Georgia. The book contains maps for 50 of Georgia Counties of east and …

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