Whites Among The Cherokees 1827-1838

Important resource for Georgia researchers added to Amazon.com as a Kindle eBook

Whites Among The Cherokees -Georgia, 1827-1838 by

Mary Bondurant Warren & Eve B. Weeks, 1987

$6.99 at Amazon.com

Who were the white families living among the Cherokees before the “Trail of Tears”?

This book is not a genealogy of Cherokee families.

The book contains censuses, leases of Indian lands, Oaths of Allegiance, school rolls, militia musters, letters, and newspaper accounts of white families that lived within the Cherokee nation between 1827 and 1838.

The Cherokee Nation occupied all of present Georgia Counties of Bartow (formerly Cass), Catoosa, Chatooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Towns, Union, Walker, White & Whitfield.

Complete with the laws of the time,  illustrations and maps of the area.

A particular favorite is the map that reflects how the 1830 census was enumerated. It reflects how the Cherokee Nation was divided for the census and which counties were designated to include the census records for those  divided areas.

This valuable resource is available as a used book but may cost as much as $100-145.00 to purchase. A Kindle eBook bargain for $6.95!


Georgia Genealogical Society 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon

Georgia Genealogical Society- 2015 Awards Luncheon-

The Georgia Genealogical Society held their annual awards luncheon on December 12th at the Georgia Archives. The awards were presented followed by a catered lunch and an afternoon presentation on the Digital Archives of Georgia Historical Newspaper Digitization Project.

The following awards were presented:

Volunteer Award- Laura Williams Carter, of Athens, Ga, received the award in recognition of her contributions to the Society and for leading GGS efforts to bring IGHR to Georgia.

Elizabeth Haullbrook-Taylor Award- Beverly Roberts, of Evans, Ga., received this award in recognition of the volunteer time spent hosting the GGS webinars.

An Award of Recognition was presented to Faye Stone Poss, of Tucker, Ga., for her book, Winder in the News, Newspaper Accounts of Winder, Georgia 1893-1915

The Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Genealogy was presented to the Genealogy Society of Cobb County – Annually, this Society presents a free six week course with excellent instructors and a broad range of topics for the beginning genealogist. In addition, they hold monthly meeting with speakers and the Society provides speakers for other genealogy events in Georgia.

Donnie Summerlin, Digital Projects Archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia gave an informative presentation that included an overview of the digitization process, a tutorial on the technology and methods for getting the most out of the DLG websites for genealogical research and a preview of future Digital Library of Georgia projects. The Digital Library of Georgia is free and available to anyone with internet access- one of the best resources for Georgia researchers!

Holiday Gifts for Georgia researchers

This “‘must have” book for research in Georgia will make a great gift for the genealogy buff in your family!
Georgia Research: A Handbook for Genealogists, Historians, Archivists, Lawyers, Librarians, and other Researchers Robert S. Davis & Ted O. Brooke

The second edition published by The Georgia Genealogical Society in 2012 is an essential guide for anyone researching Georgia ancestors. The comprehensive guide includes a wide array of sources, facts, and data to assist with genealogical & historical research. Included in the guide are sources for each Georgia county along with historical maps plus information on Georgia land lotteries, census schedules, military records, passenger lists, naturalization records, tax records, cemeteries, historic newspapers, Indian records and African American records. Written by experts in Georgia genealogical research, Georgia Research is an indispensable resource for those just starting their search as well as the experienced researcher.

Free Webinar- December 16th Georgia Genealogical Society

8:00-9:15 p.m. EST

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