Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868
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|Georgia, United States|
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|Location of Georgia|
|Record Type||Voter Registration Oath Books|
|Georgia Department of Archives and History|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
Voter registration oath books created by U.S. military officials stationed in Georgia after the Civil War of eligible voters. Those who registered voted for delegates to the state constitutional convention. The Returns of Qualified Voters are available on film at the Family History Library include name, time if residence in state and naturalization information. The oath books are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta.
The oath books include:
- Date of registration
- County of residence
- Race is sometimes included
- Signature (Oath)of allegiance to the United States of the registrant
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The oath books contain:
- The names of individuals
- The city and county where the person lived
- The race of the individual
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The place where your ancestor lived
Search the Index
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor in the registration of oath books, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the information found in the oath books to locate your ancestor in census records
- Use the information found in the oath books to locate your ancestor in land records
- Use the information found in the oath books to locate your ancestor in additional state and county records
- Use the information found in the oath books to locate your ancestor in the Freedmen’s Bureau Records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
- Consult the Georgia Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records
Citing this Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 18 January 2018. Citing Georgia Department of Archives and History, Morrow, Georgia.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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