The Digital Library of Georgia and Georgia HomePLACE recently announced that Walker County, Georgia, newspapers have been digitized and put online. This includes 2,100 issues from 1880-1924. This is an important resource because, while the county was created in 1833, the courthouse suffered a major records loss in a fire in 1883. The newspapers could fill some of the gap in this loss of information. The DLG also has added a number of publications from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah covering 1920 to the 1960s. Go to Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive at gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu and search for Walker County to access the newspapers. To check out the Catholic publications, click “browse” and then “religious.”
Reddits and their use for genealogists
In “Family Tree Magazine’s” January/February 2018 issue, Andrew Koch explores the eight most famous website, reddit.com and locating gems for genealogists there. He cites them as r/genealogy, r/TheWayWeWere, r/ColorizedHistory, and then various country-wide subreddits, like r/Ireland. Try it out.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., P.O.Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or gagensociety.org.