Wayne County Families
Those were the Days!
Everyone has vivid recollections of the past, particularly the fun days! The automobiles of the 1930's were regally unique in style and splendor. Here some examples of old roadsters displayed in January of 2017 in St. Augustine, Florida.
The Key to Finding your Ancestors in the Collections of Today
Things have certainly changed since the days of searching through dusty libraries and reading unindexed books and microfilm! But with the launching of the internet and establishing genealogical records thereon, the task has just begun! What with burned county records all over America and immigration records yet to be translated and published, there is so much more to be discovered. While searching my ancestors in the field, I discovered that county clerks frequently took those big ledger books home with them to work on. Sometimes, a person produced a ledger to the court house found stored in the attic. (I request the Mormon church to visit the person and microfilm it). This explains how ledger books find their way to antique s. There are shops. There are other avenues of discovery, viz: church records. One has to visit the neighborhood where families resided, old churches and graveyards to ascertain what survived and who has possession of the old baptisms, marriages and mortuary records. State Archives also receive church records from donors and place them on microfilm.? But you have to search for it in the floor catalog. During the 1930s the DAR collected old bible records and donated their books to the Archives. Regional libraries contain their own special collections. Meanwhile, internet collections also vary. Essentially, Ancestry has digitized those records available at the National Archives; which includes census, revolutionary war and immigration records. You can also visit the National Archives online and have access to their digitized records available to the public. No matter whose collection one researches, there remains more information to be discovered. It behooves one to join more than one genealogy website. Especially if those websites continue to add more information. After all, there remains a great deal to be added to the internet collections. The records of Pioneer Families contains mostly images of old wills, estates, marriages, some 10,000 traced families, cemeteries, and my own vast collection of obituaries, notes and books in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia, all growing collections.
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- Southeastern Genealogy
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Wayne County Wills and Estates
Wayne County was created in 1803 from ceded Creek Indian lands and was named after MadAnthony Wayne, a commander from Pennsylvania during the Revolutionay War. The county seat is Jesup, Georgia.
Wayne County Databases Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Wayne County Wills (1882-1892)
- Index to Wayne County Wills 1884-1927.
- Index to Wayne County Annual Returns, Book M, 1875-1878.Testators: Sherrod Akins, John Black, Alexander Brutice, James Causey, Christine Prentice, Islam Reddish, John Rumph, John Scott, Mary Trawell and John Umphries.
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