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Georgia Root Diggers

An open forum for researchers digging-up ancestral roots in Georgia!

Website: http://ourgeorgiaroots.com
Location: Georgia
Members: 153
Latest Activity: Sep 6

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Comment by john armstrong on February 7, 2010 at 12:49pm
anyone researching ables garner gattis
Comment by Luckie Daniels on January 7, 2010 at 6:51pm
No worries John! Another goal for 2010 is how we, as a group, can assist each other. Maybe we should start an "Adopt My Ancestor" program for Root Diggers who need a 'local' hand? Hmmm...
Comment by john armstrong on January 7, 2010 at 6:28pm
yes i wish i could but i live texas and cant make it iam reserching ables gattis garner
Comment by Sandra Taliaferro on January 7, 2010 at 5:45pm
Luckie,
Thanks for getting us back on track. I definitely plan to attend the first meetup in February. I look forward to meeting other GA researchers - sharing and exchanging info and ideas. We can all keep each other motivated and on task. Looking forward to the fellowship and fun!
San
Comment by Luckie Daniels on January 7, 2010 at 10:56am
Happy New Year Georgia Root Diggers and welcome to all the new GRD members!:-)

I've been pulled away with work assignments (and life!:-) but am hoping 2010 will present many Genealogy DISCOVERIES and few brick walls for all of us!

One topic discussed in 2009 was a gathering of online Georgia/Alabama researchers to connect (offline) and share.

Well what better time is there than the present?! Please join us for the first Georgia/Alabama Root Diggers Genealogy Meetup in Atlanta on Feb 7th!

The goal is to meet-up with local Genealogists who frequently connect via Genealogywise, Facebook, Twitter and personal GeneaBlogs!

Please visit the GARD Meetup page for more details and to join the FUN!:-)

Still with you on the journey,

Luckie.
www.OurGeorgiaRoots.com
Comment by Brooks F Nelson on December 5, 2009 at 1:23pm
Sorry they got married in either 1828-1829
Comment by Brooks F Nelson on December 5, 2009 at 1:19pm
I am looking for the family of Sydna Haney who was born in either 1790 or 1805 in Sand Mountain,GA or Stone Mountain,GA she married Nathaniel Colston in or between 1811-1812 she was found with her husband and children living in Dekalb County,Alabama in 1850- Not sure of the reason- I would like to locate a marriage Bond for them
Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on November 23, 2009 at 5:33pm
Is there anyone here that's either in the Canton area or Cherokee county area or that might have access to resources for those areas? I could sure use some help, if any is available, thank you!
Comment by Luckie Daniels on November 10, 2009 at 7:44am
Thanks Craig for the information. I have used both of these DLG resources in the past and found immediate connections!

From the African-American Funeral Programs, I discovered Mamie FAVOR who I believe to have been a relative of my 4th Grandmother Annie FAVER. Here's the post: http://ourgeorgiaroots.com/?p=172.

Through the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive I was able to follow the Georgia Methodist Conference annual appointments of Rev. James Madison Dickey, the owner of my 4th Maternal Grand, Catie Wingfield. Here's that post as well - http://ourgeorgiaroots.com/?p=734.

Having historic Georgia resources like this online and for FREE is INVALUABLE!

So to all the Georgia Root Diggers please take time to check them out!

Happy Root Digging!:-)

Luckie.
Comment by Craig Manson on November 10, 2009 at 5:09am
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/.
 

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