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Thursday, December 13, 2018

When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

 When the Computer is Not the Answer to Genealogy

The modern age of technology is wonderful!  However, we must not rely upon genealogy programs to find the ancestors. Everyone knows that tracing the family roots is a tedious process involving many long years of hard work. To the new researchers out there: one cannot just sign up somewhere and expect to find the family tree.  Should you think that this is the case, the work itself is riddled with errors.  For this reason connecting to a World Tree is not advisable. One must keep their errors to themselves, not share them!  That is, until they are resolved with factual evidence.  Otherwise, in the end, that World Tree will be a trash dump no one wants to tackle.  Already the term "junk genealogy" has emerged and cleanup is near impossible. The computer programs of today merging data are not cutting it.  Hence, human beings must continue to control genealogical research and maintain it privately on a simple computer program.



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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pioneers and Peanuts

Pioneers and Peanuts

peanutsThe risks of venturing across untamed territories could be daunting. Especially, if it was in South Georgia among the Creeks. The division of Irwin County was the result of Treaties made with local Indians, but before those lands were opened for settlement, white people were not welcome. Yet, there were trading posts around Augusta and middle Georgia near Fort Hawkins and the Indian Agency. The territories of Appling, Irwin, and Early counties were ceded in 1814 and 1818. Irwin was created by an Act of the Legislature in 1818 and later on the five adjacent counties were taken from Irwin. It was offered in the land lottery in units of 490 acres. During 1820 each lot was priced at $18, but by 1831 the price had been reduced to $5 per lot. Its sandy, loamy soil produces peanut crops for which it is known today. In other words, peanuts are no small item in Ocilla.



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Names of Douglas County GA Ancestors #georgiapioneers

Douglas County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Paupers

Douglas County Court House

The Creek and Cherokee Nations occupied the land separated by No man's land by a ten mile wide stretch on top of Tallapoosa Ridge. The first white man's trading post was established in 1835 by W. G. Black from North Carolina. Douglas County County was created in1870 during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, and was first named for Fredrick Douglas Countys, the African-American abolitionist. When the General Assembly was re-established, reconstruction ended the name was changed to honor Stephen A. Douglas, the Illinois Senator who opposed Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency. The first known settlers in the County came in 1848, three brothers from South Carolina - Abe, Reuben and Young Vansant; J. M. Abercrombie, C. B. Baggett, Alexander Cochran, S. N. Dorsett, T. M. Entretine, W. H. Johnston, A. T. Tucker and others. When researching this county,one should also search Carroll and Paulding Counties.

Genealogy Resources Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers

  • County Wills 1870-1916, Bk B & C
  • Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885
  • Index to Douglas County County Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1871-1885
  • Index to Douglas County Letters of Administration and Guardianship 1882-1934
  • Index to Wills, Bk A, 1870-1932
  • Index to Annual Returns, Bk A, 1871-1897
  • Index to Annual Returns, Bk B, 1886-1899
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book A, 1871-1887
  • Index to Inventories and Appraisements, Book B, 1886-1933
  • Marriages from newspapers 1885-1886
  • Paupers (1871-1890)

Online Images of Will Books B & C 1870-1916

Names of Testators: - Abercrombie, William, Allen, George, Angle, Thomas, Arnold, Mary Annelia, Arnold, Willie, Banks, E. M., Blair, Columbus, Blanchard, Mary A., Blanchard, Thomas, Blanchard, T. J., Bomar, Margaret, Bowen, C. P., Bowen, Melissa, Breed, Nathan, Brown, John, Burnett, J. H., Camp, Wilson, Campbell, A. L., Capps, J. H., Carnes, Peter, Carnes, Sophie, Cochran, Edward, Colclough, Arden, Colclough, J. T., Connally, Thomas, Daniell, George, Daniel, H. J., Daniel, Jeremiah, Daniel, M. M., Dempsey, John Allen, Dingler, John F.,Dorris, Frank, Dorris, Martha Elizabeth, Dorris, William, Eargle, John, Enterkin, John, Ergle, V. F., Estes, Reuben, Farmer, J. W., Farmer, Lucinda, Foster, J. S. and L. F., Fountain, J. W., Gaines, Nannie, Gattis, W. W., Geer, Stella, George, John, Hagan, W. S., Hamby, Newton, Harding, H. L., Mrs., Harding, J. W., Hatchett, Josiah, Helman, T. H., ...more names...



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