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Sunday, April 20, 2014

FOUND! Carroll County Estates, Annual Returns, Wills - NEVER INDEXED

Look what we found!
Carroll County, Georgia has a General Index of Estates, etc., however, Book B (1841-1853) was never included!  That is probably because the book itself was never indexed.  That means that genealogists have been relying on the General Index to determine if Georgia Pioneers
any of their ancestors left an estate in Carroll County.  This essential 500-page book is now indexed and every record digitized on
Members, go to the Library and click on "Wills, Estates", then "Carroll County". You will see a link to this book. That takes you to the names linking all of the records. After the removal of the Indians from Georgia, many families moved westward and settled in this locale, near the Alabama border.  Later on, part of Carroll County became Haralson County (Georgia Pioneers also has these probate records).  The period of 1841 to 1853 was a critical time because the western portion of the State was developing economically causing new families to be attracted, and, people were taking up their draws in the land lotteries.  This is not the first time that Georgia Pioneers has discovered unindexed books, digitized them and placed them on the website.  There are about 5 unindexed estates and wills in Jasper County which were never indexed.  To perform this process, we read and scan "each page" and create an index to each name, thus, a simple "click" gets you to the information.

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  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Georgia Genealogies (video)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just released: Vast Database Collections of Georgia Cemeteries by Jeannette Holland Austin

Good news!  After 50 years of collecting tombstone data in Georgia, I am finally publishing all of it to Georgia Pioneers under "Cemeteries"   In all, there are well over a million entries, listed alphabetically.

1. Burials of Revolutionary War Soldiers
2. Confederate and Union Soldiers buried in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, pinpointed to the hospitals where they died.
3. Confederate Soldiers buried in Hollywood Cemetery
4.  Banks County, Broad Riveer Baptist Church
5.  Banks County, Indian Creek Baptist Church
6.  Banks County, Lines Baptist Church
7.
Jackson County Tombstones (by Jeannette Holland Austin)
8.  Liberty County
9.  McIntosh County
10. Marion County, Mt. Carmel Cemetery
11. Paulding County, Narroway Cemetery
12.  General Cemetery Database
13.  Private Cemeteries Database
14.  Oldest Burials Database.
15.  Confederate Dead Database, over 32,000 burials. The Confederate Dead Database lists births, deaths, obituaries, tombstones of Confederate Soldiers. 1500 pages.
16.  This includes the enhanced database of my book

30,638 Burials in Georgia

By Jeannette Holland Austin







This collection is a very big deal for genealogists who are searching the place where their ancestors were buried. Of course, it does not include every burial in Georgia, a large dent has been made in these publications available to members of Georgia Pioneers

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tell the Children



In today's world where there are so many colliding forces and opinions, more than ever before, we need to unite with our families. The future of the family seems to hang in the balance as groups of leftish thinkers get in the streets and demand recognition. This is the era of Elijah, the time to love our families, reunite the extensions and remember those whose genes we carry.  It is time to gather the old photos and painstakingly show them to our children, while explaining the history which that person helped to forge. Everyone has an inherent need to know who they are, to find themselves. We are the sum total of our ancestors and it is those genetic dispositions which help identify each of us.  It is the choices which were made by ancestors which brought us freedom. And the choices that we make determine whether or not we will keep it.  It actually begins with photographs of the past and subtle reminders to our children that they are to carry the lofty banner.  A true history of the past exists, despite the curriculum of schools and political agendas. This generation still knows certain truths of the past. Therefore, must teach the children the religious values and freedoms which were fought for us. For, you see, this war for will have to fought again.  Soon.



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Society of Friends

Quakers settled America
Quakers settled first in Maryland (from England), then moved into Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. If you have a quaker in your family, just remember that they moved around a bit, from Meeting to Meeting.  A good amount of the old records were preserved in Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy by Hinshaw. The Maryland Society of Friends' records were filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. There are some published books in regional libraries, such as Pennsylvania Marriages (from Meeting Houses) and Minutes of the New Hopewell Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia.
  • Orthodox Records
Haverford College Library
Haverford, PA 19041
Telephone: 610-896-1175
Fax: 610-896-1102
Internet: www.haverford.edu/library/special/
  • Hicksite Records
Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Telephone: 610-328-8496
Internet: www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/

The Wrightsboro Georgia Meeting (from Hinshaw) is online at Georgia Pioneers

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flying High

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Finding English Wills


If you are researching ancestors in the United Kingdom, be prepared to search a number of different courts and parishes.  The easiest thing to do is to locate the parish which your families attended and search the parish records.  Then, it is necessary to spend some time researching where to locate probate records, such as old wills.  If the family was in London,  the Prerogative Court of Canterbury has records from 1384 to 1858. Now, in the United Kingdom, we are dealing with record kept by various churches and the monarchy, which means that two different religions, catholic and protestant.  During the reign of Henry VIII, England became protestant.  The wars and politics play a strong part in where to research, so one needs to become learned concerning the era of his ancestors. Knowledge is wisdom in where to research.  There are tons of records kept by the monarchies.  The Chancery Court, for example,  was a court of equity in England and Wales and had jurisdiction over all matters of equity, including trusts, land law, the administration of the estates of lunatics and the guardianship of infants. The documents were written in Latin and Old English. It is a good idea to be familiar with the manner in which the surname was written. Also, a familiarity with the legal writing of documents is indicated.  The difficulties in reading 17th and 18th century American documents is a piece of cake compared to the old dialogue.  Wills for Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are online as follows:
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pounds Sterling

Trade among the colonists was made with pounds of tobacco or pounds sterling, pictured here with a 1645 coin.  The term is frequently found in 17th and 18th century deed records. Throughout history, the English coin has compared itself to American coins.  For many years now, it has been more valuable than the dollar.  The colonists who shipped or traded abroad established trade with factoring companies, mostly in London. The factor received shipments and managed the funds
in a planter's account. The tobacco crops of Virginia became a lucrative means of trade, while the Carolinas and Georgia produced coastal rice and cotton.  Local economies dealt more in trade or barter than actual money.  While New England States preferred manufacturing, the real breadbasket of the country was the South.

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