Georgia Land and PropertyEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(added reference to Georgia Land Lottery Research book)
(added external link to GA Archives)
 
(8 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]  [[United States Land and Property|U.S. Land and Property]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]  [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]]  [[Georgia_Land_and_Property|Land and Property]]''  
+
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Land and Property|U.S. Land and Property]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Georgia_Land_and_Property|Land and Property]]''  
  
 
=== Colonial and State Records  ===
 
=== Colonial and State Records  ===
  
From 1732 to 1755 the area that is now [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] was a trusteeship in which land was allotted to males and their heirs. After 1755 lands were granted without restrictions. Land transfers before 1777 were generally recorded in Savannah, and many early land grants have been transcribed and published. One source for these records is Pat Bryant, ''Entry of Claims for Georgia Landholders, 1733-1755'' (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1975; Family History Library book {{FHL|975.8 R2br}}.  
+
From 1732 to 1755 the area that is now [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]] was a trusteeship in which land was allotted to males and their heirs. After 1755 lands were granted without restrictions. Land transfers before 1777 were generally recorded in Savannah, and many early land grants have been transcribed and published. One source for these records is Pat Bryant, ''Entry of Claims for Georgia Landholders, 1733-1755'' (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1975; [https://dcms.lds.org/view/action/ieViewer.do?from_proxy=true&dps_pid=IE220886&dps_dvs=1334601318065~402&dps_pid=IE220886&change_lng=en Digital Version]; {{WorldCat|3035853|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|76882|item|disp=FHL Film 1450719, Book 975.8 R2br}}.  
  
Georgia was a state-land state in which land was distributed first by the governor and then through land courts established from 1783 to 1909. From 1756 land was distributed in the eastern quarter by headright and bounty grants. The grants usually do not give residences, family names, or military information. Not all bounties were for military service. These records are listed in Index to the ''Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909'' (Vidalia, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970; Family History Library book {{FHL|975.8 R2i}}.  
+
Georgia was a state-land state in which land was distributed first by the governor and then through land courts established from 1783 to 1909. From 1756 land was distributed in the eastern quarter by headright and bounty grants. The grants usually do not give residences, family names, or military information. Not all bounties were for military service. These records are listed in Index to the ''Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909'' (Vidalia, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970; {{WorldCat|6648734|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1950181|item|disp=FHL Book 975.8 R2i}}.  
  
 
The Family History Library and the Georgia Surveyor General Department at the Georgia Department of Archives and History have original land grants on microfilm. The records at the Family History Library include books of conveyances (1750-1802), mortgages (1755-1822), fiats for grants (1755-76), and bonds, sales, and gift records (1755-1829).  
 
The Family History Library and the Georgia Surveyor General Department at the Georgia Department of Archives and History have original land grants on microfilm. The records at the Family History Library include books of conveyances (1750-1802), mortgages (1755-1822), fiats for grants (1755-76), and bonds, sales, and gift records (1755-1829).  
 +
 +
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1914217 Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909] (FamilySearch Historical Records - Free)
  
 
=== Land Lottery Records  ===
 
=== Land Lottery Records  ===
Line 15: Line 17:
 
The Georgia Genealogical Society published a guide to researching the land lotteries.  
 
The Georgia Genealogical Society published a guide to researching the land lotteries.  
  
*Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Land Lottery Research'' (Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Society, 2010).
+
*Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Land Lottery Research'' (Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Society, 2010). {{WorldCat|750248598|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
  
 
The lottery lists have been published in several sources, such as:  
 
The lottery lists have been published in several sources, such as:  
  
*Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, ''The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery'' (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Greenwood Press, 1964; Family History Library book {{FHL|975.8 R2wv}}. This lists the names of all registrants, while the other lotteries list only those who received land.
+
*Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, ''The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery'' (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Greenwood Press, 1964). {{WorldCat|1278187|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|176977|item|disp=FHL Book 975.8 R2wv}}. This lists the names of all registrants, while the other lotteries list only those who received land.
  
*Also see Robert Scott Davis, Jr., and Rev. Silas E. Lucas, ''The Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914: Genealogical Data''. (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1979; Family History Library book [{{FHL|975.8 R2d}}. This includes a map showing which counties were formed in each of the lotteries.
+
*Also see Robert Scott Davis, Jr., and Rev. Silas E. Lucas, ''The Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914: Genealogical Data''. (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1979). {{WorldCat|6040792|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|39663|item|disp=FHL Book 975.8 R2d}}. This includes a map showing which counties were formed in each of the lotteries.
  
An alphabetical index to Georgia land grant records, 1767-1908, in the Surveyor General Department is on Family History Library microfilms {{FHL|465173-84}}. The Family History Library also has the following records for Georgia:  
+
An alphabetical index to Georgia land grant records, 1767-1908, in the Surveyor General Department is on Family History Library microfilms {{FHL|315610|item|disp=FHL Films 465173-465184}}. The Family History Library also has the following records for Georgia:  
  
*Headrights and land grants, 1756 to 1860s (61 films)  
+
*''Headrights and land grants, 1756 to 1860s''. {{FHL|46190|item|disp=FHL film 465071(first of 61 films)}} This set includes some records as late as 1939.
*Land lottery records, 1806 to 1870 (37 films)  
+
*''Land lottery records, 1806 to 1870''. {{FHL|156981|item|disp=FHL film 465131(first of 37 films)}} Includes various Georgia counties for selected years
*Land lottery surveys (24 films)  
+
*''Land lottery surveys''. {{FHL|157006|item|disp=FHL film 465017(first of 24 films)}}
*Headright surveys (19 films)
+
*''Headright surveys ''. {{FHL|315671|item|disp=FHL film 464998(first of 19 films)}} Most of the volumes do not include dates.
 +
*''Reverted lottery records, 1815 to 1872''. {{FHL|74218|item|disp=FHL film 511996 (first of 9 films)}}. These are records of lots which reverted to the state because the lottery receiver did not claim them.
  
*Reverted lottery records, 1815 to 1872 (9 films). These are records of lots which reverted to the state because the lottery receiver did not claim them.
+
For further details on state land records, see Marion R. Hemperley, ''The Georgia Surveyor General Department: A History and Inventory of Georgia's Land Office'' (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1982). {{WorldCat|9083005|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1979|item|disp=FHL Book 975.8 R2hg}}.  
  
For further details on state land records, see Marion R. Hemperley, ''The Georgia Surveyor General Department: A History and Inventory of Georgia's Land Office'' (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1982; Family History Library book {{FHL|975.8 R2hg}}.  
+
[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/what_do_we_have/land_lottery/default.htm Information about the land lotteries from Georgia State Archives.]
  
 
=== County Records  ===
 
=== County Records  ===
Line 46: Line 49:
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
http://land-records.com/land-records/georgia-land-records.htm  
+
*http://land-records.com/land-records/georgia-land-records.htm  
 
+
*http://www.georgiagenealogy.org/land.htm
http://www.etax.dor.ga.gov/ptd/county/search.shtml
+
 
+
http://www.georgiagenealogy.org/land.htm  
+
  
<br> {{Georgia|Georgia}} {{U.S. Land and Property}}  
+
{{Georgia|Georgia}} {{U.S. Land and Property}}  
  
 
[[Category:Georgia|Land and Property]] [[Category:United_States_Land_and_Property|United_States_Land_and_Property]]
 
[[Category:Georgia|Land and Property]] [[Category:United_States_Land_and_Property|United_States_Land_and_Property]]

Latest revision as of 00:57, 8 November 2012

United States  go to  U.S. Land and Property  go to  Georgia  go to  Land and Property

Contents

Colonial and State Records

From 1732 to 1755 the area that is now Georgia was a trusteeship in which land was allotted to males and their heirs. After 1755 lands were granted without restrictions. Land transfers before 1777 were generally recorded in Savannah, and many early land grants have been transcribed and published. One source for these records is Pat Bryant, Entry of Claims for Georgia Landholders, 1733-1755 (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1975; Digital Version; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1450719, Book 975.8 R2br.

Georgia was a state-land state in which land was distributed first by the governor and then through land courts established from 1783 to 1909. From 1756 land was distributed in the eastern quarter by headright and bounty grants. The grants usually do not give residences, family names, or military information. Not all bounties were for military service. These records are listed in Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909 (Vidalia, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 975.8 R2i.

The Family History Library and the Georgia Surveyor General Department at the Georgia Department of Archives and History have original land grants on microfilm. The records at the Family History Library include books of conveyances (1750-1802), mortgages (1755-1822), fiats for grants (1755-76), and bonds, sales, and gift records (1755-1829).

Land Lottery Records

The parts of Georgia that are now Alabama and Mississippi were ceded in 1802. The remaining northern and western areas of present-day Georgia were surveyed and given away by lotteries in 1805, 1807, 1820, 1821, 1827, 1832, and 1833.

The Georgia Genealogical Society published a guide to researching the land lotteries.

The lottery lists have been published in several sources, such as:

  • Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, The 1805 Georgia Land Lottery (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Greenwood Press, 1964). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 975.8 R2wv. This lists the names of all registrants, while the other lotteries list only those who received land.
  • Also see Robert Scott Davis, Jr., and Rev. Silas E. Lucas, The Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914: Genealogical Data. (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1979). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 975.8 R2d. This includes a map showing which counties were formed in each of the lotteries.

An alphabetical index to Georgia land grant records, 1767-1908, in the Surveyor General Department is on Family History Library microfilms FHL Films 465173-465184. The Family History Library also has the following records for Georgia:

For further details on state land records, see Marion R. Hemperley, The Georgia Surveyor General Department: A History and Inventory of Georgia's Land Office (Atlanta, Georgia: State Printing Office, 1982). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 975.8 R2hg.

Information about the land lotteries from Georgia State Archives.

County Records

After original title to the land was granted, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, were recorded by the county, usually by the clerk of the superior court. You can obtain copies by writing to the clerk.

The Family History Library has copies of the county deeds and mortgages, dating from the creation of each county to 1900 or 1920, on microfilm for most counties. The Family History Library also has homestead records from the 1860s to the 1920s. For example, the library has 150 microfilms for Chatham County of deeds, deed indexes, homestead records, mortgages, lottery lists, oyster leases, and pony homestead records.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Georgia Headright and Bounty Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Web Sites


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 8 November 2012, at 00:57.
  • This page has been accessed 13,522 times.