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Moving to Mars

modules Not too many years ago the scientific verdict was that Mars was inhabitable. Now, the architect of Tesler, a gentleman called Elon Musk is planning to colonize it, first by sending robots to build modules on the surface and construct living quarters in the underground caverns. Food will be hydrophonically grown on the surface. Musk contemplates getting one million people to Mars. In September of this year, SpaceX was revealed, an Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) designed to carry at least 100 people to the Red Planet per flight. The brilliance of this spaceship is that it's reuseability will assist humanity in establishing a permanent, self-sustaining colony on the Red Planet within the next 50 to 100 years. Now, the dream of one enterprising explorer could come true. How often have we heard that dreams can come true and that the impossible is possible? Researching the ancestors has always been a lifelong task involving tedious detective work and multiple records. Yet, with the invention of the internet, we now have easier access to facilitating existing, even hidden information. Georgia Pioneers was added to the new internet during the 1990s. Since this, 1.5 tetabyes of old documents such as wills, estates, marriages, obituaries, cemeteries (and much, much more) has been added. We recently combined Georgia Pioneers with the other pioneer websites and now offer genealogical records in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. It is all under one roof login menu As these websites continue to grow, we are on the track of greater things!

Map of Thomas County


Thomas County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Maps


Thomas County Court House

Thomas County was created from Decatur and Irwin Counties by an Act of the General Assembly on December 23, 1825. It was named for General Jett Thomas, a hero of the War of 1812. Portions of Thomas County later were used to form Colquitt County (1856), Brooks County (1858), and Grady County (1905). The county seat is Thomasville.

Thomas County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers


Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Thomas County Wills, Annual Returns, Inventories, Book A (1826-1836)
  • Index to Thomas County Wills, Annual Returns, Inventories, Book B (1837-1845)
  • Index to Thomas County Final Settlements, Book A (1855-1862)
  • Index to Thomas County Final Settlements, Book B (1863-1875)
  • Record of Thomas County Wills Filed Between 1826-1860
Marriages
  • Thomas County Marriages from Newspapers 1885-1886
Maps
  • Map of Thomas County
Digital Images of Thomas County Wills (1826-1836), Book A

Testators: Blackshear, Edward; Bryan, John; Bryan, Joseph; Crawford, Silas; McIntire, Archibald; Mitchel, Thomas; Sweetman, William
Digital Images of Thomas County Wills, Book B, (1837-1845)
Testators: Anderson, Joseph (1849); Atkinson, Henry;Brinson, Jason; Bryson, Thomas;Colwell, John;Denson, Elizabeth; Hall, Ignatius;Hall, Kindred;Hays, George;Hurst, Thomas;Jones, John; LeRoy, Theophilis (1849) estate;Lovett, James;McKinnon, Murdock;McKinnon, Peter;Roddenberry, Martha, Estate (1897);Roddenbury, Robert (1849) estate;Roddenberry, Martha, Estate (1906), typed copy; Slater, Kerfee;Thomas, Richard, Estate

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