The last of the original 13 colonies, Georgia has a legacy tied to many important events in American history: slavery, the Civil War, the Trail of Tears, the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll show you essential Georgia websites and help you find the records you need. If your ancestors called the Peach State home, you’ll want to watch this webinar.
Length: 1 hour
Presenter: Grace Dobush, former online editor of Family Tree Magazine, with special guests:
- Paul K. Graham, a Certified Genealogist and independent historical and genealogical researcher based in Decatur, Ga.
- Johnette Brooks, of Holla at Ya Ancestors, a professional genealogist and presenter based in Decatur, Ga.
- Sue VerHoef, an archivist at the Atlanta History Center
What you’ll learn:
- Georgia history highlights, from it’s founding as a colony in 1732 to the Trail of Tears
- Details on probate records, census records, land records and Civil War records
- Ethnicity-based records for American Indian and African-American research
- Searching Georgia newspapers like the Augusta Chronicle and Atlanta Constitution
- Resources for Atlanta research