Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Series consists of manuscript copies of original acts of Georgia's colonial assembly.
Series includes two volumes of commissions, oaths, and other records of state government, including Georgia's officially-recorded copy of the Declaration of Independence.
This series consists one volume of registered claims. Each entry provides the name of the claimant, number of acres claimed, a description of the land, and the name of the original grantee. Some entries include the date of the original grant and a chain of title. The volume is indexed.
This series consists of estate records including letters of administration, administrator's bonds, petitions for guardianship, bonds of guardianship, warrants of appraisement, appraisals and inventories of estates, and accounts of the sale of estates.
This series consists of three volumes of recorded grant fiats. The fiats are authorizations from the attorney general that plats with completed surveys could be granted to the individuals who petitioned for them. Each entry provides the date, name of grantee, number of acres to be granted, location of the plat, number of the fiat, and date of the survey certificate.
Three volumes contain records of the inventory and appraisement of decedents' estates. Each volume contains itemized lists of property held by an individual at the time of death. The list and the valuation of the property are provided by the administrator of the estate. The third volume, 1777-1778, is indexed.
Two volumes consist of records pertaining to the administration of decedents' estates. The first volume, 1755-1771, contains appointments of executors to administer an estate and instructions for the inventory and appraisal of that estate. The second volume, 1771-1775, contains records of appointments and instructions by the governor as well as citations for individuals to appear before the governor, such as creditors seeking payment from an estate. The volumes are indexed.
One volume consists of records of the governors' appointments of guardians for orphans of deceased individuals. Each record includes the name of the deceased, the name of the deceased children, the name of the appointed guardian, and the date of the appointment. Included with the appointments are instructions from the governor for the care of the minor and the management of the minors' estate. The volume is indexed.
This series consists of a register of marks and brands used on livestock. Each entry records a graphic representation of the mark or brand, the name of the individual registering the mark, residence, and the date the mark was recorded. The volume is indexed.
This series consists of a register of quit rents in three volumes. Recorded by the Auditor General, the register is a record of lands for which the grantees were responsible to pay a quit rent to the colony. Each entry contains the name of the property owner, a description and location of the land, rate of quit rent, date of the original grant, and name of the original grantee. The volumes are indexed.
This series consists of documents recorded within the Colony of Georgia. The records include bonds, bills of sale, deeds, mortgages, deeds of gift, marriage settlements, and powers of attorney. The majority of the records are bonds for settling land. Each instrument names the individuals involved, the terms of the transaction, witnesses, and the date the instrument was written.
This series consists of two volumes of proclamations issued by the governor of the Colony, and later the State, of Georgia. The proclamations recorded pertain to the General Assembly; general elections; collection of taxes; courts of justice; enforcement of quarantines; establishment of new counties; apprehension of criminals; Indian affairs; military affairs; runaway slaves; surveying and distribution of ceded lands; trade and shipping. One volume is indexed.
Two volumes consist of records of probated wills. Each will includes the name of the testator, residence of the testator, the date the will was written, and any instructions regarding the estate of the decedent. Many of the wills include attestations to the will and the date the will was recorded. The volumes are indexed.
This series consists of probated wills. Each will includes the name of the testator, residence of the testator, the date the will was written, and any instructions regarding the estate of the decedent. Many of the wills include attestations to the will, the date the will was proved and/or the date the will was recorded. Also included with some wills are codicils, letters of administration, warrants of appraisement, and inventories.