Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases.

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Do you have ancestors from Georgia? If so, there is a massive amount of original documents just waiting to be found at Georgia’s Virtual Vault:

This is your portal to some of Georgia’s most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.

Collections include:

A couple of documents that I have found recently include the marriage license for my second great-grandparents Harrison Wardlow McBurnett and Margaret C Brown, from 2 Dec 1875,

HarrisonWMcBurnett (9)and the Confederate Pension Application (a total of 18 pages) of my second great-granduncle James McBurnett from 1897.

James McBurnett Confederate Pension

“Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your Confederate dead; see to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you.”
Robert Lewis Dabney, Chaplain for Stonewall Jackson

 

 

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