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Georgia Surnames-and a little about them- including the migratory route they took.

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Waynesboro Documents

Started by Sharon Attaway Brogdon Apr 29, 2011.

Gay Family of Georgia 4 Replies

Started by Phillip Marr. Last reply by Phillip Marr Oct 30, 2010.

My Georgia Surnames 1 Reply

Started by Brenda Faye Joiner. Last reply by Christine Elaine Law Dec 30, 2009.

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Comment by Madehlinne on September 1, 2011 at 9:06am

Hello!!

 

I just joined this group to share information.

 

Here is a link to Historic Georgia newspapers.  Enjoy!

 

http://sgnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/sgnewspapers/search

Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on April 12, 2011 at 4:59pm
My Attaway family was in several GA counties in early to mid 1800_. Also Vwatterson family in Jackson and other counties.
Comment by Rhonda Foley on March 1, 2011 at 9:59pm
I am researching Whitlocks and Mason Families from Georgia. Would be happy to share any information I have so far.
Comment by Caroline Respess on December 20, 2010 at 5:05pm
My GA ancestors are of the Alford, Atwater, Respess, Holloway, Turnbull, Howell, and Worthy families (various spellings of the surname). I am also researching the Rose line. The counties of interest so far are Pike, Upson, Schley, Meriwether, Fayette, and maybe Polk.
Comment by Caroline Respess on December 20, 2010 at 5:04pm

Comment by Karen Baker on February 28, 2010 at 6:27pm
My Georgia surnames are Allison and Linch/Lynch.

I am descended from James Allison and Sarah Fannin of Millegeville, Baldwin County. They had 6 sons: James Allison Allison, Wade Hampton Allison, Green Anderson Allison, Smalwood Putnam Allison, John F Allison and Abraham Kyrkendale Allison (Gov of FL twice). I am descended from Smallwood.

The last record I have of Smallwood is the 1880 census; he is living in Decatur County. I can find no record of him after this and I cannot find any later records for his wife, Olive Linch Allison.

Several of the Allison brothers got land in the Cherokee Land Lottery as did Olive's father, Lewis Henry Linch.

One or two of the Allison brothers ended up in Alabama.

In addition to finding our when and where Smallwood died, I would also like to find out where his father, James, was born. One online document I found which was part of the personal papers of Gov AK Allison, said James Allison fought and was wounded in the Batte of Cowpens.

I have tried using the Digital Library of Georgia website to view the Milledgeville newspaper but after a few successful searches, it keeps crashing on me.
Comment by Craig Manson on November 10, 2009 at 5:06am
I received two announcements from the Digital Library of Georgia yesterday.

The first concerned their collection of newspapers:

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the free online availability of three historic Georgia newspapers: the Macon Telegraph Archive, the Columbus Enquirer Archive, and the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive. Each extensive archive provides historic newspaper page images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Zooming and printing capabilities are provided for each page image (via a DjVu browser plug-in).

The Macon Telegraph Archive (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/telegraph) offers online access to weekly, daily, and semi-weekly issues under various titles spanning the years 1826 through 1908, and includes over 51,000 page images.

The Columbus Enquirer Archive (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/enquirer) provides online access to weekly, daily and tri-weekly issues under various titles spanning the years 1828 through 1890. The archive includes more than 32,000 page images.

The Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/milledgeville) offers online access to eleven historic newspaper titles spanning the years 1808 through 1920 (including the Civil War years when Milledgeville was the state capitol). The archive includes over 49,000 page images.

Additional newspaper digitization projects are currently underway and will be announced as they become available online at the Digital Library of Georgia. Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia is an initiative of GALILEO, the state’s virtual library.

The Columbus Enquirer Archive, Columbus Enquirer Archive, and Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive are projects of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The projects are supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The second announcement was about the avaialability of African-American funeral programs:

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/funeral.

The African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library online collection consists of over one thousand funeral programs ranging from 1933 to 2008 (with the bulk of the collection beginning in the 1960s) from the Eula M. Ramsey Johnson Memorial Funeral Program Collection. A majority of the programs are from churches in Augusta, Georgia, and the surrounding area, with a few outliers in other states such as New York and Florida. The programs typically contain a photograph of the deceased, an obituary, a list of surviving relatives, and the order of service. The collection provides extensive genealogical information about the deceased, including birth and death dates, maiden names, names of relatives, past residences, and place of burial. Alongside this genealogical information, the obituaries provide a rich source of local history about African Americans. Many of the people included in this collection were prominent in their communities, and many were involved locally in the struggle for civil rights.

Additional digitization projects are currently underway and will be announced as they become available online at the Digital Library of Georgia. Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia is an initiative of GALILEO, the state’s virtual library.

The African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia in association with the East Central Georgia Regional Library as part of Georgia HomePLACE. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

For more information on either of these programs, please contact the GALLILEO Project at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact/.
Comment by Phillip Marr on August 30, 2009 at 11:24am
My great great grandfather, William Howell Carothers, was born April 14, 1804 in Georgia, though I am not sure where. He married Sarah Lacy (born 1808 in Georgia), about 1823. By 1829, William and Sarah moved to Hickman County, Tennessee where their first child was born. Sarah died about 1833. I am very interested in finding out about William'and his family in Georgia. I also would like to know something about the Lacy family and where they came from. Thank you. Phillip
Comment by Ms. Gerry Hill on August 26, 2009 at 6:45am
Georgia Surnames-
Aven, Aycock, Armour, Brown, Cannon, Carter, Causey, Cheshire, Hamilton, Hooks, McMichael, Pridgeon,Raines, Roberts, Scarborougn, Underwood,
In the 1st 5 Generations from me- I have more.
Most of mine started in Greene Co Ga-with one in Columbia, 3 in Crawford, Baldwin, and a few more.
Comment by Ms. Gerry Hill on August 4, 2009 at 8:54am
My ancestors came to Va from Va and NC and two from SC and one only from Tn.
Once they got here-they ALL stayed here-making it easier for me.
Most of them settled in Greene Co Ga-which was settled by Rev. Sol's for the most part. One bunch in Columbia-Roberts-Fitzgerald-Shipp, Fuller, Green
In my 8th Generation-most of my folks are already in Ga.
(Brown,Gray,Raines, Jackson,McMichael,Riley, Roberts, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Harris, Causey, Hale,Aven, Rogers (2),Scarborough, Daniell, Aycock,Cheshire,
 

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