A Field Guide for Genealogists (Google eBook)
Families of Southeastern Georgia is a reprint of the third and final volume of Dr. Averitt's 1964 publication, Georgia's Coastal Plain: A History, the volume that holds greatest importance for genealogists.Each of the roughly 1,000 sketches arranged here gives the subject's place and date of birth, his educational background and military service, and then his career, civic interests, church affiliation, hobbies, and so on. In almost every case, the author furnishes the names of the subject's parents, spouse, children, and spouse's parents, usually citing the subject's date of marriage and the dates or places of birth and death of at least these three generations of family members.
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Packed with advice and lists of information in dozens of areas that will be helpful to genealogists; if you need to know how long a verst is or what a semi lorer did, you can find it here. This compact volume covers naming customs, legal terms, immigrant groups and Native Americans, finding unmarked graves, measurements, money, calendars and much more. Information about researching on the Internet (including website suggestions) or where to look in Washington, DC (various societies and museums are listed) are good places to start. Small enough to slip into purse or briefcase but provides a great deal of useful information. The only negative is the number of typos that should have been caught by stronger editing. Definitely recommend.