Georgia Compiled Genealogies

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Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. Two outstanding manuscript collections of compiled genealogies for Georgia are:

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection.This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1970 and 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., at and is available on 22 films at the Family History Library (FHL films 848243 item 5—). A smaller collection was filmed in 1938-1957 at Atlanta (FHL films 006986-88). A third collection of alphabetically arranged compiled genealogies was filmed at Atlanta in 1962 (FHL films 288404-05 and 288184-91).

The Leon S. Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File.This 45,000-card file indexes Georgia censuses, wills, deeds, tax records, marriages, military records, cemetery records, newspapers, and family Bibles. It was microfilmed at the R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation in Atlanta and is now at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library. This collection is listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - GENEALOGY (FHL films 1528052—). A list of the surnames mentioned in the collection and the number of cards for each name is Leon S. Hollingsworth Genealogical Card File: An Introduction and Inventory (Atlanta, Georgia: R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation, 1979; FHL book 975 D2L).

Some major published genealogical collections for Georgia include:

Huxford, Folks. Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia. Nine Volumes. Homerville, Georgia: F. Huxford, 1951-93. (FHL book 975.8 D3h.)

Austin, Jeannette Holland. The Georgians: Genealogies of Pioneer Settlers. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984. (FHL book 975.8 D2ag.)

Gnann, Pearl R. Georgia Salzburger and Allied Families. Revised. [Savannah, Georgia: Mrs. C. LeBey and Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970.] (FHL book 975.8 D2g 1970.)

Early legislative minutes, petitions, papers of governors, sales of confiscated loyalist estates, assembly and council of safety journals, and executive council minutes are in:

Candler, Allen D. The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia. Three Volumes. Atlanta, Georgia: The Franklin-Turner Company, 1908. (FHL book 975.8 N2c.) Volume 2 on film 962538. This has records from 1777-84 and is indexed.

Candler, Allen D., et al. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, 1732-1784. 32 volumes. Atlanta, Georgia: State Printers, 1904-89. (FHL book 975.8 N2g; Volumes 1-26 on films 944117-27.) This has records of the Governor and Council, House of Assembly, correspondence, etc. There are every-name indexes beginning with volume four.

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