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Friday, May 24, 2019

Genealogy - Holiday Discount




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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bibles are Lost to us Now #gagenealogy #georgiapioneerscom

Bibles are Lost to us Now

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin

There are certain standardized references which we have lost. I am thinking of the family bible. When I was growing up during the 1940s it seemed as though everyone had a large family bible displayed in their home. In addition to the recording of Births, Deaths and Marriages there were cut-outs from old newspapers, usually pertaining to funerals of the relatives. I managed to collect a fair number of bible records (copied them) from persons who kept them during the 1930s and published them as follows: North Carolina-South Carolina Bible Records; Virginia Bible Records; Alabama Bible Records and Georgia Bible Records. All of these have been converted to databases and are available to members of Georgia Pioneers (home of 8 genealogy websites)



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Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Distinct Influence of the British #genealogy #georgiapioneerscom

The Distinct Influence of the British

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin

Virginia settlers were influenced in so many ways by the British. In dress, style, architecture, customs, laws and so on. I can remember when modern America followed the dress styles of France and Italy. I have photos of my great aunt wearing her fur coat whenever she went to Atlanta, and especially to the famous Fox Theatre. Whenever the hem was lengthened or shortened, everyone made the adjustment. Until the Hippie movement of the 1960s when that generation decided that "anything goes." Hems of skirts were both long and short; shoes and boots of all styles were part of the mix, and a fad of stringy necklaces, gaudy pins and rings changed the landscape. Until then, everyone dressed appropriately, wearing hats, gloves and carrying umbrellas to match. I was working downtown Atlanta at the time. Suddenly, everything changed from the appearance of nicely dressed people with good manners to a slum city of deadbeats. Atlanta took on the appearance of motorcycles, leather coats and pants, and the clothing of the "flower children." viz: ragged, torn, faded, etc. Hairstyles went long and stringy for everyone. They slept on the street and in parks. It was a period of utter disgrace as LSD entered the scene and young girls were stolen away. However, the period of the foreign styles mimic had last for hundreds of years. This is the way that it was for Virginians throughout the early periods of immigration, the 17th through 19th centuries. In those days, people saved just about everything. The seams were removed and the old dress was used as a pattern for the new dress.



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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Glamorous 1918 Automobiles #gagenealogy #georgiapioneerscom

Glamorous 1918 Automobiles

Top to bottom: Anderson Six, Columbia Six, Haynes Car, National Speedster, Oldsmobile Touring Cars
1918 Anderson Six1918 Columbia Six



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Thursday, March 21, 2019

An Old English-Style Garden in Atlanta #gagenealogy #georgiapioneers

An Old English-Style Garden in Atlanta

GardenThe early colonists took their ideas from old England, particularly with respect to building cottages and manor houses. And they also included lovely gardens for strolling, as well as kitchen gardens. The first settlers were eager to construct a vigorous economy and mindful of the agricultural landscape. Many of the plants and hedges which we enjoy today are left-overs from English stock. 





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Thursday, March 14, 2019

1918 Anderson Six


1918 Anderson Six
Did you know that about the “Anderson Six” automobile? It was advertised and sold in Atlanta during 1918. Do you imagine yourself taking one of the first rides? There are so many interesting stories to learn about our ancestors. Just as we seem to speed quickly along the avenue of life, embracing new ideas and transitioning through new technology, our ancestors also had a grip on the changing fads. 1916 was the last days of Queen Elizabeth’s staunch Victorian Era, and our relatives stepped up for the changes. You don’t really think that your ancestors were boring old trolls who did little to bring out changes, do you? When tracing, it is always a good idea to read the newspapers of their times and see what was happening. Also, 8 Genealogy Websites features genealogy databases in 7 States! Why not check it out?




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Monday, March 4, 2019

Hunting Foxes with the Hounds near Atlanta

Hunting Foxes

Gerald Stucki hunt club

Gerald Stucki hunt clubGerald Stucki brings his hounds from South Georgia to ride with the Shakerag Hounds in Hull, Georgia ca 1950.



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Monday, February 25, 2019

Extracts of Genealogical Notes in "The Austin Collection"


The Austin Collection, Vols. I (603 pp.) and 2 (340pp. ), by Jeannette Holland Austin and is available to members of Georgia Pioneers.  It contain abstracts of valuable information discovered by me while tracing the families.  The set has been out-of-print for a number of years, however, is now available online to members of  Georgia Pioneers

Here are a few tidbits of data:

Jacob Autrey, RWS of GA
Jacob Autrey resided on Little Beaverdam Creek in Wilkes County, removed to Greene County.  Some deed records concerning the Autrey families and other information is included.

Reuben Boyette
Reuben Boyette died in a cotton explosion in Chambers County, Alabama in 1858. Before that, he was a resident of Troup County and was among those families who went to Alabama after the removal of the Indians in Georgia.  The Boyette family descends from Thomas Jefferson Boyette who died in Burke County before 1790. 

Jeptha Brantley of Washington County
In 1860, the estate of Jeptha Brantley was divided among the heirs in Washington County. All of the heirs are named in the The Austin Collection.  Also mentioned are the families of Joshua Brantley, Jesse Brantley, Levi Brantley and others.

Tillman Buckner of Putnam County
Tillman Buckner was born ca 1770 and died 1810 in Putnam County.  The names of his heirs as well as other information is found in The Austin Collection.

Paul Castleberry of Georgia Colonial Era
Georgia Colonial Records, Vol. X, p. 257 "Read the petition of Paul Castleberry. He has settled the province and has no land.  Has a wife and four children, and prays for 350 acres on the southside of the Great Kyoka Creek in St. Paul's Parish, at a place called the Hawtree Branch. Granted May 1767."  More information on other Castleberry families is found in The Austin Collection.

Isham Chaffin, Revolutionary War Soldier
Isham Chaffin of Prince Edward County Virginia died in Wilkes County Georgia in 1822. His genealogy has been traced and is in the "Genealogy Vault" on Georgia Pioneers.  Also, More information is found in The Austin Collection.

Rev. John Cleveland died aged 91 years
Rev. Cleveland, a Baptist clergyman well known, of Cleveland's Ferry on the Tugaloo River in South Carolina, died ca 1821.  Family members removed to Carnesville, Georgia, and  more information is found in The Austin Collection.

John Banister Collins of Habersham County
John Collins was born ca 1788 in South Carolina and settled in Habersham County. He was married to Sarah and by her had a large family.  More information is found in The Austin Collection.

The Cowan Families
Details of some of the members of the Cowan families of Jackson County is found in The Austin Collection.

Dickson Families
Dickson families in Hancock and Wilkes County Georgia appear to descend from Michael Dickson of Lunenburg County Virginia.  Details of these families are found in The Austin Collection.

Rountree of Emanuel County
The family was found at Swainsboro, Georgia and descends from Richardson Rountree, born 1751, died 1819 in Georgia.  He was a Captain in the South Carolina Militia, Colonel Brandon's Regiment.  He was a resident of Union County, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, later removing to Georgia.  4 pages of abstracts of Rountree genealogical information is found in The Austin Collection.

Shepherd and Hillhouse Connecticut and Wilkes County
Andrew Shepherd was born ca 1760 and died 1828 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He was married to Mary Hillhouse, the daughter of David and Sarah Ann Hillhouse of Connecticut who resided in Orange County Virginia.  More information is found in The Austin Collection.




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