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History[edit | edit source]

The first European settlements in Florida were in 1566 on Santa Catalina by the Spanish. A British settlement was founded at Fort King George (Darien) in 1721. In 1732, a charter was granted by the British Crown to create the colony of Georgia.[1]

Earliest Church Records Earliest Land Records Earliest Court Records Earliest Newspapers
1733 1732 1751 1763

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

From 1732-1755, Georgia land records were part of a trusteeship where lands were given to males and their heirs. Land was distributed by headright and bounty grants after 1756.[3]

Colonial Georgia Law[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Early churches in Georgia included Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Quaker, Anglican, Reformed, and Congregational congregations.[4] Church records can be helpful in finding christening, marriage, and burial records. For more information about what colonial church records are available, search in the specific county of research. Below are listed published works or collections that are relevant to the state of Georgia.

Manuscript Collections[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 549-56. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  3. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  4. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 549-56. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  5. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 183, 192. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998