How to Search Cherokee County, GA Land Records Online

Yay! Genealogists with Georgia ancestry are in luck. We can search Cherokee County Georgia land records online and (hopefully) bust through some brick walls. Here's how to get started: Intro to Searching Cherokee County, GA Deeds Online Go to Deedsrecords.CherokeeGA.com Click Accept to get to the Index Book Search You'll arrive at a page with … Continue reading How to Search Cherokee County, GA Land Records Online

Of Smothering in the Most Beauteous of Counties

Upon doing some light Sunday evening reading in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule, I was delighted to discover this little gem about my home county, Cherokee County, GA. These notes are written by the census taker beneath the schedule of people who died between June 1,1849 and June 1, 1850: Transcription: There has been … Continue reading Of Smothering in the Most Beauteous of Counties

[(Almost) Wordless Wednesday] Forsyth County Georgia Marriage Book G “Colored”

When you see this... And then you see this... And realize there was once a company with some line on an order form somewhere asking: Aha, you want to buy a marriage registry book for your county? How about a nice volume for "Colored" marriages? (The Times-Recorder is Americus, Georgia's newspaper to this day.) The … Continue reading [(Almost) Wordless Wednesday] Forsyth County Georgia Marriage Book G “Colored”

Military Monday: For The Boys Who Didn’t Come Home… And One Who Did

Apparently I haven't ventured out into the town square of Canton, GA on Memorial Day before, because I was very proud and surprised to see a field of crosses commemorating the area's war dead. (Excuse the terrible iPhone pics. I couldn't see for the bright sun and I'm a terrible photographer as it is.) I … Continue reading Military Monday: For The Boys Who Didn’t Come Home… And One Who Did

Genealogy Resources: 1928, 1929 & 1930 Georgia Death Certificates Online

As I mentioned in a previous post, 1928 was rough for my West family. Their patriarch had died the year before, and their matriarch and two sons - including my Papa Ed's father - all died in 1928. We've had years like that in my lifetime, so I know they were not happy campers back … Continue reading Genealogy Resources: 1928, 1929 & 1930 Georgia Death Certificates Online