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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Who are you?

Discover the wonders of your Ancestors.
Freedom is a precious heritage won by our Ancestors!  But do we really know who we are?  To learn some answers about ourselves we must look into the past...into the lives of those who brought us here. Discovering ancestors is not only fun, but surprising.  The lineage doubles every generation (into the past), which makes for an unlimited resource of ancestors who were part of the histories which we study today.  For example, it is easy to trace the lineage back to a Revolutionary War Soldier.  Gosh!  The pension itself is loaded with information about the battles they fought and famous officers they served with. You just don't know how this goes, until you read the pension.  Then, there are the Civil War Pensions.  Of course, the old wills, estates, deeds, tax digests really open the puzzle to a wonderfully new perspective. The old script used is beautifully executed with a quill and india ink.  Some of these documents are simply worth framing! 

The census records are not enough.  To find ancestors, one must also research county records where your ancestors resided or where you thought they were.  This is a must!  For one thing, the records, such as wills, estates, marriages, inventories, sales, guardianships will provide names of heirs.  Additionally, the tiny details which lead to the next source.  For example, in the estate of Henry Holland of Jasper County, an Annual Return made by the administrator revealed a letter sent to Holland, Virginia.  From there, it was easy to find this place as the family seat.  Another resource are  receipts from heirs sometimes found in the estates, including husbands of the daughters.  Of course, if you look in the marriage records, that is where the marriage was recorded with the name and full date of the record.  The 8 genealogy websites contain county records easy to view online!   First, become a member, then view/print/download your ancestor's old will or estate.  It is really cool!

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www.genealogy-books.com
www.gagraduates.com
www.southcarolinapioneers.net
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  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Savannah at Christmas

 Savannah at Christmas Time!  The river and multiple squares are a pleasant memory of a design which General Oglethorpe laid out in 1733.

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Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at ancestry.com
  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Best Deal for Genealogists to Find Records

Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah
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Digital Images of oldest Chatham County Wills dating from 1777 to ca 1860. Easy to view on your computer.
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Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at ancestry.com
  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Work is Fun





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  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Find Savannah Ancestors


Find your Ancestors before 1790


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Digital Images of oldest Chatham County Wills dating from 1777 to ca 1860. Easy to view on your computer.
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Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at ancestry.com
  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Colonial Georgia (video)

Colonial Georgia     A video of Colonial Life in Georgia.







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Saturday, April 5, 2014

16th and 18th century ships

El GaleĆ³n and Nao Victoria are replicas of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. These ships are currently anchored in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Digital Images of oldest Chatham County Wills dating from 1777 to ca 1860. Easy to view on your computer.
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Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at ancestry.com
  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ship Passenger Lists for Georgia

Also, a list of emigrants.  Become a member and find your ancestors


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Digital Images of oldest Chatham County Wills dating from 1777 to ca 1860. Easy to view on your computer.
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Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at ancestry.com
  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Public Relief

During the years of 1741 to 1751 there were many persons who went on "public relief".  Of course, that meant that another burden was placed upon Savannah residents to support the sufferers.  However, everyone did not have a legitimate case. Such was the instance of John Brown, an indigent who applied for relief. The comment entered was "inasmuch as the said Browne is not to be trusted with money to purchase the necessaries of life; but squanders away what he gets in debauchery; it is thought expedient by this Board that an allowance of a two pound loaf of bread daily be given him in specie towards the support of himself and wife..." 13 September 1743. As he was continually before the Board,Browne was later supplied clothing, as well as specie.  Source: Colonial Georgians by Jeannette Holland Austin available to members of Georgia Pioneers, Colonial category

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Digital Images of oldest Chatham County Wills dating from 1777 to ca 1860. Easy to view on your computer.
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Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at ancestry.com
  1. GeorgiaPioneers.com
  2. KentuckyPioneers.com
  3. NorthCarolinaPioneers.com
  4. SouthCarolinaPioneers.net
  5. VirginiaPioneers.net
  6. Genealogy-Books.com
  7. GaGraduates.com (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. SoutheasternGenealogy.com (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
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