Southern Echoes – AGS Newsletter For our 39 years as a Society, Southern Echoes has kept us informed with what's going on in our organization, in the genealogical community, and among our members. It includes book reviews; queries; Surname Area Search Files for making contacts with other family searchers; recaps of our lectures series of genealogical/historical presentations by noted speakers; local, regional, and national genealogy news and announcements; gift lists of books, etc. to our library; a summary of Council Meeting Minutes to keep everyone informed of where we’ve been and where we’re going. The complete collection of Southern Echoes is available for use at the Adamson Library and many issues are available to current AGS members in the Members Area of this site.
Cemeteries in the Augusta Area In the 1980s the Augusta Genealogical Society (AGS) undertook a massive project surveying over 120 cemeteries in the Augusta area and nearby counties. The results of these surveys were published by AGS in over 90 “Cemetery Inscription” books. Click here to see a listing of these books. These books are available at the Adamson Library to view/use. Contact us to schedule an appointment. These “Cemetery Inscription” books have also been digitized and are will be made available to current AGS members in the Members Area of this website soon. Click here to join! These books are copy righted and are the sole property of AGS. They are NOT to be downloaded, copied or printed without prior written AGS approval. Other local cemetery information is available at the AGS Library found within books, periodicals, and vertical files. Click here to see a listing of these cemeteries and the information that is available.
Richmond County Account Books Index The Richmond County Probate Courthouse records include Account Books. These are books of estate, guardian, and trust accounts that report to the court how the funds were dispersed. In many instances, the assets were given to relatives of the deceased; and their names are included in the reports to the courts. These books are entitled, Accounts 1793-1798,Accounts A, Accounts B, Accounts C, etc, progressing multiple times through the alphabet to Accounts ZZZ. There are a total of 78 books that cover the period of time from 1793 to 1905. To make it easy to search for your ancestor, the AGS Historical Documents Committee has transcribed and indexed all 78 Account books, providing a list of 32,252 surnames. Every name in the first 7 books (1793-1840) is included in the index. The remaining 71 books (1840-1905) include the names of the persons whose estates were being settled. Click here to see an example of the index. The Index is available for use at the Adamson Library on the Family Room computer. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. The books can also be viewed; however, you will need to call to make a special appointment with the chairperson of the Historical Documents Committee to unlock the vault and show them to you. Microfilm images of a few of the books are also available online at Family Search, but they do not have an index. Copies of an individual page can be provided upon request. The cost is $1.00 for members/$5.00 for non-members per page handling fee plus shipping costs. The Index is also available to current AGS members in the Members Area of this site. This Index is NOT to be downloaded, copied or printed without prior written AGS approval. Click here to take you to the Index.Click here to join!
Ancestoring – The Society’s Numbered Journal Ancestoring is the Society’s numbered journal. Approximately 65,000 individual name entries from old records have appeared in 13 volumes (Ancestoring I – XIII) through 1990 along with historical background articles, cemetery articles, cemetery inscriptions from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, Magnolia Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, courthouse records, naturalizations and more. The following all names indexes to these journals are available to help you search for your ancestor: Volume 1-10, Volume 11, Volume 12, and Volume 13 The complete collection of Ancestoring is available for use at the Adamson Library. Call to schedule an appointment. All issues are also available to current AGS members in the Members Area of this site. Click here to join! To to order a copy of Ancestoring, just send us an email or you can purchase Ancestoring through through Amazon. Copies of an individual page can be provided upon request. The cost is $1.00 for members/$5.00 for non-members per page handling fee plus shipping cost. Please email us to place an order.
Newspapers AGS publishes a genealogical column in the Augusta Chronicle periodically. Click here to see a listing of articles through October 2018. Look for future genealogical articles in the Augusta Chronicle on the third Thursday of each month. Past articles are available to current AGS members in the Members Area of this site. Click here to join!
Books Ancestoring Monograph Series (AMS) AGS has published some wonderful books in its Ancestoring Monograph Series (AMS): • Quaker Records in Georgia , Wrightsborough 1772-1793, Friendsborough 1776-1777 ◦ Containing minutes of the Quaker congregation which settled in (now) McDuffie County, near Augusta, in the late 1700′s. Included are intriguing day today accounts of the troubled Revolutionary War times (which Quakers referred to as “the commotion”) and births, marriages and deaths
1860 Census of Edgefield County, SC
1860 Census of Abbeville County, SC
Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, GA
Index to City Directories of Augusta, Georgia 1841-1879 - Compiled in 1991 by Ray Rowland, lists all entries found in extant directories published for: 1841, 1859, 1861, 1865-66, 1867, 1872, 1874-75 and 1879
Irish Nativities in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA
Ancestoring IX Index
When Your Ox is in The Ditch: Genealogical How-to Letters
Click here for a complete list of all the books that have been published by the Augusta Genealogical Society. All these books are available for use at the Adamson Library. Many of these books can also be purchased directly from AGS. Just email us to request a book. In addition, AGS has many new and used books for sale through Amazon. Click here to see a complete listing of the books available through Amazon.