Map of Columbia County, Georgia 1796, courtesy of the Digital Library of Georgia
I am very excited about a new project I am working on because almost everything is local. I usually write up family histories that take place somewhere other than where I live but this time I am working on a prominent local family, three generations, 1706-1832. I have two courthouses at my disposal that both have minimal records loss, I have a local newspaper that has been in print since 1785 and digital images are available, and the church they were members of has intact records from 1790 onward (on microfilm). Oh happy day!
The story actually starts in Connecticut which is unfamiliar territory for me but once I get out of Connecticut and into Columbia County, Georgia I will be home free. I had to order microfilms for Connecticut church records and town vitals records. You might see a blog post on this because I have never done research in Connecticut before so it will be interesting.
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