The Genealogy & Family History Social Network
An open forum for researchers digging-up ancestral roots in Georgia!
Latest Activity: Sep 14
Started by Lowcountry Africana Oct 22, 2011.
Started by Sandra Taliaferro Mar 8, 2010.
Started by Luckie Daniels. Last reply by Luckie Daniels Jan 7, 2010.
I'm looking for help on decipering a card in the Name Index File from the Georgia Archives. This may be a big clue that I need in proving a relationship the last place there is a record of this man is in 1805 until I found this. The source is Ene (or Enc), 151 Dist Co (Warren Co), ?m, Feb 14, 1812 - (MC 1809 - 12, p 89,
There is not a closed parenthesis only a comma. After learning what it is my next question would be where might I find it. Thanks for your help in advance.
Denise: Unfortunately, to solve your problem, you're probably going to have to go offline, or hire someone who has access to the needed records.
Thanks, Dawn. I will check out that article. I can't seem to find any digital newspapers in the areas of these counties and I've thought about church records and thought I would try that but this other article sounds more interesting.
Denise, try using non-official records (i.e. records not created by local governments), such as newspapers and church records, both of which can be very illuminating. Also, you might want to extend research into state and federal records. There have been a couple of really excellent genealogical articles (as opposed to how-to articles) published on how other researchers solved problems in Georgia's "burned" counties. For example, Ge Lee Corley Hendrix wrote "Backtracking through Burned Counties: Bonds of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Carolinas," which was published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (Vol. 78, June 1990, pp. 98-114). Sometimes it's not about the records, but the way you use them, as Mrs. Hendrix amply demonstrated.
I am trying to prove a relationship between my third great grandfather and the man I believe is his father. I have located at least one record of my subject in Washington, Greene, Warren, Baldwin, Marion, Cherokee, Houston and possibly Lee and Macon Counties. So far my primary sources have been census, tax records, and Land Lottery. Most of his life seems to have been in Washington 1770 - 1800, Warren 1800 - 1830 and then Marion from 1830 - 1846. Like all of you my biggest obstacle is burned courthouses where "all records were lost". What is the best record group or repository that any of you have found for working around these burned courthouses? I'm in California so on site research is not much of an option.
Hi - Helping a friend find her people that lived in Troup & Meriwether counties. Found her Gr-GrandFather , Ezekiel(Zeke) Barnes , as a very old man b. Aug 1850 , married twice , Samantha Dunlap & Martha Douglas - all in lived in,died in Odessadale area . I have all census records . Where are more resources to work on this Barnes family ??
A new book published entitled: "African Americans of Washington County, Georgia: From Colonial Times through Reconstruction Period," by Adam Adolphus, is now available for purchase. This book in library quality hardcover consisting of 694 pages plus Front Matter can be obtained by sending a check in the amount of $55.00 (to cover $50.00 for the book plus $5.00 for S & H at the following address:
Washington County Hisorical Society
129 Jones Street
PO Box 6088
Sandersville, GA 31082
Additional information can be obtained at:
I am researching Washington County, Georgia and can't wait to receive my copy.
I just joined this group to share information.
Here is a link to Historic Georgia newspapers.
Welcome toGenealogy Wise
Sign Upor Sign In
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
© 2013 Created by Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.