Georgia Land Lottery Research
by Paul K. Graham
2010. 182 pp. Hardcover. $30.00 postpaid
Georgia distributed three quarters of its public land through eight lotteries held from 1805 to 1833. The book is a guide to the Georgia land lottery system, written for researchers who wish to develop a foundational understanding of land lots, the lottery process, and the associated records. The records are important for genealogists and historians who wish to document the land and people who participated in these events. The book begins with an introduction to the land lottery process and survey system, then outlines research strategies most useful to researchers. Later chapters explain records of participants, fortunate drawers, grants, and plats. The final section contains key facts, maps and lists of records for each land lottery.
Author Paul K. Graham is a genealogist at ProGenealogists, a division of Ancestry.com. He has spent almost ten years studying Georgia land history. In 2004 and 2005 he published two award winning books on the 1805 Land Lottery. He holds a masterís degree in heritage preservation and a certificate in geographic information systems from Georgia State University.
To order the book please print out the order form and mail with your check or money order to GGS at P.O. Box 550247, Atlanta, GA 30355-2747.