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Re: Looking for a project? Slave Importation Recor

These records are housed at the Georgia State Archives (P: 678.364.3700) in Morrow Georgia. They are not grouped collectively together - they are separated by "county" and have different naming conventions for each individual record.

I research my slave ancestors from Wilkes and Warren counties (WINGFIELD, CARTER, DICKEY, FAVER, DORSEY). The Wilkes County record was damaged badly and very challenging to read; Even with the assistance of Archivists, I could not locate an applicable record for Warren County.

I did find out that a scanned disk of the records (in JPG format) can be purchased - although I am still waiting to hear back on what the associated cost will be. After talking through methods for getting the records transcribed, this seemed to be the best option.

Although I did not have much luck with the Georgia Import Records, I did find the "Inventories, Appraisements and Sales of Estates - Vol YY 1853-1860 and Vol ZZ 1860-1869" very rewarding, from a research perspective.

I found estate inventories for the slave owners of my 4th Maternal Grandfather, James WINGFIELD and my 4th Paternal Grandmother, Annie FAVER Carter. This record book was well preserved and the writing is legible.

I have ordered the entire reel on disk, with the plans of being able to take time to go through each record and having the records that apply to my ancestors, transcribed.

Anyone with interest in the record can contact me. The FAVOR record alone listed 62 FAVOR slaves by name, grouped them by Family and identified who they were being sold to and for how much.

I can only imagine what this record could me to other Wilkes County researchers with African ancestory.

Best,

Mechie


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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