Authors from GGS

The following are members of the Georgia Genealogical Society who produce books on various genealogical topics. All orders must be made directly with the individual authors.

Ted O. Brooke

Please visit his Web site for information about the books that he has authored.

Patricia K. Jones

Please visit her Web site for information about the books PK Jones has complied.

Nathan Mathews

  • Mathews Family History, Descendants of John Laughlin Mathews, Sr.(1828-1895). 108 pages. Indexed. Hardbound. $25.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

Order by making check or money order payable to Nathan Mathews, PO Box 1975, Fayetteville, GA 30214-6508

Nathan and Kaydee Mathew have generously donated Abstracts of Georgia Land Plat Books A & B 1779-1785 to the Georgia Genealogical Society. This book is listed in our Publications

Faye Stone Poss

  • Hancock County, GA, Early Newspaper Abstracts: Farmer's Gazette, 1803-1804, 1806-1807. 181 + x pages. Index. 6"x9". Hardbound. $24.00 postpaid.
    Abstracts from this weekly newspaper (one of the earliest in Georgia), based out of Sparta, include sales of property, notices regarding administration of estate, deaths and marriages, letters remaining in the post office, sheriff's sales, tax collector's sales, etc.
  • Hancock County, GA, Supplement to Early Newspaper Abstracts: Farmer's Gazette, 1803-1806. 263 + vii pages. Index. 6"x9". Hardbound. $28.00 post paid.
    After the first volume was written, 79 additional issues of the Farmer's Gazette were discovered at Harvard University.
  • Hancock County, GA, Newspaper Abstracts: Hancock Advertiser, 1826-1830. 300 + ix pages. Index. 8½"x11". Hardbound. $28.00 postpaid.
    Abstracts from this weekly newspaper, based out of Mount Zion, include sales of prperty, notices regarding administration of estat6e, deaths, and marriages, letters remaining in the post office, sheriff's sales, tax collector's sales, etc.
  • Jackson County, GA, Deed Abstracts, Books A-D, 1796-1808. Abstracts of Deed Books A, B, C & D. 384 pages. Index. 6"x9". Hardbound. $37.00 postpaid.
    Land records are one of the most valuable sources of material available to the genealogist. They can more conclusively than most other records, provide positive identification of an individual.
  • Jackson County, GA, Deed Abstracts Books E-G, 1808-1822. approx. 500 pages. 6"x9". hardbound. $40.00 postpaid.
    This is the second book of deed abstracts for Jackson County, and covers Deed Books E, F and G, 1808 through 1822. Jackson County was a "headright" county (without land lots or sections); therefore, a large percentage of the deeds include full land descriptions, or other identifying landmarks. Several map exhibits are included in the preface, an explanation of Jackson's changing boundaries, and a list of abbreviations. Includes 3 indexes: 1) full name; 2) slave index with their "master" and 3) a place/subject index.
  • Jackson County, GA, Will Abstracts, Books A & B, 1803-1888. 359 pages. Index. 6"x9". hardbound. $35.00 postpaid.
    Will abstracts, plus miscellaneous unrecorded Wills, for the period from 1803 to 1888. Approximately three-fourths of the Wills were substantiated by comparing the original ones against the recorded versions, whenever the original could be located.
  • Clarke County, (Athens), GA., Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820, vol. 1. 393 pages. 8½"x11". Indexed. Hardbound. $39.00 postpaid.
    Includes classified and legal ads, tax defaulters list, letters remaining in the post offices, some marriage and deaths, etc. The primary counties were Clarke, Jackson, Oglethorpe, Madison and Franklin, atthough notices from many other counties were included, as well as State events. Newspapers included: GEORGIA EXPRESS (8/1808-8/1813) and the ATHENS GAZETTE (2/1814-10/1820).
  • Clarke County, (Athens), GA., Newspaper Abstracts, 1826-1829, vol. 2. 391 pages. Indexed. 8½"x11". Hardbound. $39.00 postpaid.
    Continuation of abstracts for Athens, GA newspapers-included classified and legal ads, lists of letters remaining in the post offices, marriage and death notices, complete listing of names drawn in the 1827 Land Lottery for Clarke, Jackson, Gwinnett, Habersham and Hall counties and many other misc. articles with genealogical content. The primary counties included were Clarke, Jackson, Oglethorpe, Madison, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Gwinnett and Walton. Newspapers included: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL (1826), continued by THE ATHENIAN (1827-1829).
  • Hancock County, GA, Early Newspaper Abstracts "Farmer's Gazette" 1803-1804, 1806-1807. 192 pages. Indexed. 6"x9". Hardbound. $24.00 postpaid
    The Farmer's Gazette was a small, weekly newspaper based out of Sparta, Hancock County -- one of the earlier newspapers in Georgia. Abstracts include personal ads, sales of property, notices regarding administration of estate, some deaths and marriages, letters remaining in the post office, sheriff's sales, tax collector's sales, and any other article of interest that named the local citizens.

Order by making check or money order payable to Faye Stone Poss, 2767 Centerville Rosebud Road, Snellville, GA 30039-5517

John Salter

Please visit his Web site for information about his Forsyth County Cemetery book.

Mary Bondurant Warren

Mary's books may be ordered on-line at the Heritage Papers or by writing a check or money payable to Heritage Papers and mailing it to Heritage Papers, P.O. Box 7776, Athens, GA 30604-7776

Dawn Watson

Please visit her website for information about her Rabun County Books.


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