22 April 2009

Georgia County Formation

The state of Georgia has 159 counties - the most of any state west of the Mississippi River and the second most in the US. These counties seem to be ever changing (want to bring Milton County back?) and have a long history of creation.

When searching for ancestors, you often have to know what county they lived in, in order to search the correct census, court house or archive. It also helps to have alternative places when you hit a brick wall. If you're having trouble figuring out which county your county was created from and when, check out the Georgia Formation Maps at FamilyHistory101.com. It's a pretty neat slideshow that could help Georgia researchers quite a lot.

1 comment:

Greta Koehl said...

Ah, I love those county formation slideshows. And the state with the most counties? My "home" state, Texas, with 254. My ancestors, however, seemed to stick with about a half dozen of those counties.


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