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The following important events in the history of Georgia affected political boundaries, record-keeping, and family movements.
 
The following important events in the history of Georgia affected political boundaries, record-keeping, and family movements.
  
'''1732: ''' King George II of England granted a charter for the colony of Georgia as a place of refuge.
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'''1732: ''' King George II of England granted a charter for the colony of Georgia as a place of refuge.
  
'''1733: ''' James Oglethorpe founded the city of Savannah.
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'''1733: ''' James Oglethorpe founded the city of Savannah.
  
'''1734: ''' German-speaking Salzburgers began to settle at Ebenezer, in present-day Effingham County.
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'''1734: ''' German-speaking Salzburgers began to settle at Ebenezer, in present-day Effingham County.
  
'''1752: ''' The charter was surrendered and Georgia became a crown colony.
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'''1752: ''' The charter was surrendered and Georgia became a crown colony.
  
'''1788: ''' Georgia became a state.
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'''1788: ''' Georgia became a state.
  
'''1802:  '''Georgia relinquished its claims to lands west of the Chatahoochee River. These lands became part of Mississippi and Alabama.
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'''1802: '''Georgia relinquished its claims to lands west of the Chatahoochee River. These lands became part of Mississippi and Alabama.
  
'''1784-1820'''<nowiki>:  Thousands of Americans moved to Georgia seeking inexpensive land. The first land lottery was held in 1805. </nowiki>
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'''1784-1820'''<nowiki>:&nbsp; Thousands of Americans moved to Georgia seeking inexpensive land. The first land lottery was held in 1805.</nowiki>
  
'''1861: ''' Georgia seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1870.
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'''1861:&nbsp;''' Georgia seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1870.
  
 
A detailed history of Georgia's counties and early settlers is in George Gillman Smith, ''The Story of Georgia and the Georgia People, 1732-1860'', Second Edition 1901, Macon, Georgia: G.G. Smith, 1901; FHL book 975.8 H2sg; film 908502).
 
A detailed history of Georgia's counties and early settlers is in George Gillman Smith, ''The Story of Georgia and the Georgia People, 1732-1860'', Second Edition 1901, Macon, Georgia: G.G. Smith, 1901; FHL book 975.8 H2sg; film 908502).
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Simpson, John Eddins. ''Georgia History: A Bibliography''. Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1976. (FHL book 975.8 H23s.)
 
Simpson, John Eddins. ''Georgia History: A Bibliography''. Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1976. (FHL book 975.8 H23s.)
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Revision as of 03:05, 23 January 2008

The following important events in the history of Georgia affected political boundaries, record-keeping, and family movements.

1732:  King George II of England granted a charter for the colony of Georgia as a place of refuge.

1733:  James Oglethorpe founded the city of Savannah.

1734:  German-speaking Salzburgers began to settle at Ebenezer, in present-day Effingham County.

1752:  The charter was surrendered and Georgia became a crown colony.

1788:  Georgia became a state.

1802: Georgia relinquished its claims to lands west of the Chatahoochee River. These lands became part of Mississippi and Alabama.

1784-1820:  Thousands of Americans moved to Georgia seeking inexpensive land. The first land lottery was held in 1805.

1861:  Georgia seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1870.

A detailed history of Georgia's counties and early settlers is in George Gillman Smith, The Story of Georgia and the Georgia People, 1732-1860, Second Edition 1901, Macon, Georgia: G.G. Smith, 1901; FHL book 975.8 H2sg; film 908502).

References to additional historical materials are found in:

Dorsey, James E. Georgia Genealogy and Local History: A Bibliography. Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company, 1983. (FHL book 975.8 D23d.)

Simpson, John Eddins. Georgia History: A Bibliography. Metuchen, New Jersey: The Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1976. (FHL book 975.8 H23s.)