Just Shelved—East Georgia Settlers Family Sketches

Eighty-eight members of the East Georgia Genealogical Society submitted 317 biographical sketches of family members for this 728-page volume, but this resource is far above the usual unsubstantiated family stories about Third-Great Aunt Bessie from Elbert County.

The main person in each sketch was required to have lived in one of 28 East Georgia counties during the early years of settlement, though he or she did not have to have stayed for a long period of time. Women and slaves are included among the entries as well.

All sketches include at the very least the main person and their offspring– information about parents or other family members was added if the relationship could be documented. Each sketch was checked and re-edited to conform to a certain standard of genealogical research and the resources used had to be precisely referenced.

So, if you and yours have a possible connection to Eastern Georgia, you might take a look in the excellent index. If you discover a potential ancestor, contact information for the contributors are included at the end of every entry—who knows, maybe there’s a cousin or two out there just waiting to share his or her branches of the family tree!

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