For more on the participating institutions and events, see soga.org. This is the time to show your appreciation for what your local or favorite archival institution does, as well as consider donating material to them.
Fortune teller’s life
The curious life of Heard County fortune teller Mayhayley Lancaster (1875-1955) is the subject of the Oct. 10 Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn lecture. The speaker will be Dot Moore, author of “Oracle of the Ages” (about Lancaster) and “No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of John Wallace.”
The lecture will be at noon and is free; bring your own lunch. For further information, call 678-364-3710 or check georgiaarchives.org.
Jackson County records
“Jackson County, Georgia, Superior Court Conveyances Recorded in 1802-1803” contains 110 pages of a long-lost deed book found with other records during the 2006 courthouse renovation.
Abstracted by Sharon Carroll Stanley, it includes scans of the original documents and a full-name index. This was the first in a series of discoveries from these documents, proving that you never know what may turn up.
Published with a grant from the Taylor Foundation, the book is available for $25 postpaid from the Jackson County Historical Society, Document Recovery Project, P.O. Box 1234, Commerce, GA 30529.