GHS has a wealth of information from all eras of Georgia history. The Georgia Archives (georgiaarchives.org) in Morrow has a copy of the Georgia Charter that is often displayed during this time. The archives’ collections, many of which are online, contains the colonial and early statehood records of Georgia’s founding and expansion. Check the Virtual Vault to see the vast number of documents available there to use for researching all aspects of Georgia history and genealogy.
Governor Kemp’s colonial Georgia roots
Gov. Brian P. Kemp, an Athens native, has deep roots in Colonial Georgia, being descended through his maternal grandmother from the Habershams of early Georgia. His direct ancestor, James Habersham, arrived in Savannah in 1738 and assisted Governor Wright in the running of the colony. There’s a lot of data about Habersham online. Through the Habershams, the governor is also descended from Barrington King and his father, Roswell King. His other colonial lines link him to the Georgia Salzburgers who arrived in 1734.
Georgia as an English Colony
Search for “Georgia as an English Colony, 1732-1775” to find a timeline of early Georgia on UGA’s GeorgiaInfo.galileo.usg.edu site.