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Union County, Georgia





In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Georgia Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Georgia, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web pages.

More about GAGenWeb

Our names are Tim Seawolf-Self and Barbara Ann Peck. We're responsible for Union County. If you would like to contribute your information to this page, please let us know. 

Assistant:
Linda Garrett, Archivist

Georgia State Coordinator: Linda Blum Barton
Assistant State Coordinator: [vacant[
Northeast Regional Assistant:  Liz Nash


If you would like to participate in The Georgia GenWeb Project
 by hosting a county or volunteer to help in any way,
please contact
Linda Blum Barton

GAGenWeb County Selection Table


USGenWeb

This site is lovingly dedicated to our Feature Writer and Photographer
the late
Martha Clayton Clement
who passed away on July 12, 2006
We miss you so much!

 Martha's Obituary




Union County, Georgia History

Union County, Georgia was formed in 1832 with the 6th Georgia Land Lottery. By 1840, part of Lumpkin County had been added to Union County. In 1854, Union Co. was split and portions of it were added to Fannin and Towns Counties. Neighboring counties include Fannin County, GA, White County, GA, Habersham County, GA, Towns County, GACherokee County, NC, Clay County, NC, and Polk County TN among others.  Some families also came to Union County  from Macon County, NC and Buncombe County, NC and from other counties included in the E-Mailing List section below.




SPECIAL NOTE:


I would like to find someone from Union County who is

interested in the Native American history of Georgia and who lives in Union
County.  Our organization is working with others to bring the beginning of the
Trail of Tears history into Georgia where it belongs.  Georgia was the last
location of the Cherokee Nation of Georgia prior to the 1838 removal - although
portions of the nation extended into Alabama and Tennessee, the capitol was at
New Echota, in Gordon County.   Fort Chastain, a removal fort is located in
Towns County.  We are in need of documenting the history of this fort along with
locating any other existing sites.  If you are or know someone who might be
interested in this effort, please contact me...
Leslie Thomas
Communication Chair



Our friends at the North Georgia News want you to know
that the new Union County Heritage Book is now available for the years 1970-2003
For further information, visit the North Georgia News, the Union County Board of Education, or any of the area schools. 
Or call (706) 835-1217 for additional information.


UNION COUNTY GENBBS BOARDS

RESOURCE PAGE

Queries

Please post your contributions directly to the RootsWeb-hosted Board. You may wish to place queries on both the GenConnect Board and this Website.



THROUGH MOUNTAIN MISTS

Articles written by Ethelene Dyer Jones
Permission granted by original author
originally published in the Georgia Sentinel
Archivist and Transcriber:  Linda Garrett

Click Here for the Index to the Articles



For more data and documents, visit the
Union County, GAGenWeb Archives
hosted by Debra Crosby

Brigham Young University Family History Archive

Other Georgia Links


John Patterson and Margaret (Peggy) Black

Diggin' Up Roots

Sites by Wes Patterson


Descendants of George Washington Loudermilk
Researched and compiled by Aline Loudermilk Jones
Additions, corrections, and discussion are encouraged


An Interview with Charles E. Hill
Author of
"Blood Mountain Covenant, A Son's Revenge"

article and photos by Martha Clement


The Everyday Life of a Mountain Family

article and photos by Martha Clement

The North Georgia News
1945

Introduction, Scan, and Transcription by Martha Clement


SUPPORT THE HISTORIC BRICK WALK

 by Martha Clayton Clement


History Comes Alive at the Union County Museum 

by Martha Clayton Clement

An Interview with John P. Souther
Author of
"Between the Bald and the Blood"

article and photo by Martha Clement


The Ephraim Byers Family
in Towns and Union Counties, Georgia
 

by Don Byers

More News on Union County Byers and Related Families

The Hunter Home 1834

by Louise Lance Givens



DUCKWORTH FAMILY SECTION

My Family

by John F. Duckworth
Contributed by Jerrell Duckworth

You can also download the .PDF version

BIOGRAPHY CORNER
Biographical Sketches of Union County Pioneers and Prominent People
"Granny Foster," Midwife of the Blue Ridge Mountains--by Martha Clement
Grady Henry Hood--by Sherry Parks
William Narvie Clement...School Teacher of Union County--by Martha Clement
Charles Fair/Sarah White Family Summary - by Roy V. Fair
Narrative of the Life of William Reuben Logan - by David Boehmer
Thomas Kimsey Jackson - by John F. Duckworth

The Web's most comprehensive Cherokee sites:

www.cherokeeindians.com

www.georgiatribeofeasterncherokee.com

Georgia GenWeb Links

  Georgia GenWeb

  GAGenWeb Archives

  Georgia Courthouse Disasters

US GenWeb

  Georgia in the Civil War Message Board

Georgia--1883--Military Pensions (Early Wars)  (contributed by Joy Fisher)

CEMETERIES AND GRAVES

PHOTOS OF UNION COUNTY CHURCHES
which are home to some of the cemeteries mentioned here

Cemetery Surveys, Inc.

Saving Graves--Georgia

CEMETERIES AND DEATH INDEXES

Salem Cemetery

We Are Proud to Be the
OFFICIAL OBITUARY ARCHIVES
of the
NORTH GEORGIA NEWS
Archivist and Transcriber:  Linda Garrett

This feature has been temporarily disabled
as of December 15, 2013

MARRIAGES

BIRTHS

SCHOOL RECORDS

SOLDIERS

CENSUS RECORDS

1834 Census

1840 Census

1850 Census
(version transcribed by Keith Townson)

1850 CENSUS BOOK

Index to 1850 Census

1850 Slave Schedule

1860 Census, pt. 1
1860 Census, pt. 2

1870 Census

The above Census records are also available in the GAGenWeb Archives

For the complete 1880 census, please visit the FamilySearch site maintained by
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

ALL FOSTER/FORSTER/FORRESTER SURNAMES FROM THE UNION COUNTY GA CENSUS YEARS 1850-1930



MAP OF GEORGIA SHOWING LOCATION OF UNION COUNTY


State Map showing location of Union County


COURT RECORDS

UNION COUNTY ARCHIVED INFORMATION
by Jason Lee Edwards


GEORGIA LIBRARY PINES
(Public Information Network for Electronic Services)
Susie Brendle writes:
"
Information about our genealogy collection can be found in our online card catalog (www.gapines.org).  To find items classified Genealogy simply click on Advanced Search and change the 'Quick Search' drop down to Call number and type GEN in the field and submit.  This will give the patron a listing of all things at Union County Public Library classified as Genealogy.  Similiarly, if a patron wishes to find out what other libraries have classified as Genealogy they may first select the library they wish to search in on the online card catalog and then follow the instructions above for doing an advanced search.  If a patron needs help learning how to do this for themself, they may come into the library and a staff member will walk them through the procedure."


LINKS

LOOKUPS
Ask to have your ancestor's grave location identified!!

RESOURCES

MYSTERY PHOTO

PHOTO GALLERY

UNION COUNTY DISTRICT MAP

UNION COUNTY HIGHWAY MAP

1928 UNION COUNTY NEWSPAPER TRANSCRIPTION

Union County Links

 Union County, Georgia Queries
     
Click Here

Union County, Georgia Surnames
Post your surnames here at this NEW FORMAT! Contact us for posting
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  Georgia Census Online

UNION COUNTY SURNAME LINKS!
           We'll be happy to link to your surname site.  Contact us for posting



Now you can link to the
Northwest Georgia Historical and Genealogical Society
on the Web

and

The Union County (GA) Historical Society


UNION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FAMILY BOOKS ON FILE

With a NEW UPDATE as of Dec. 1, 2006


Other Georgia Links

 Georgia Vital Records Information
 Georgia Vital Records Information, specific to Union County
 Georgia State Archives  (this site is down indefinitely)

Map of the Confederacy

1st Georgia Infantry (USA)



Other Links

Perpetual Calendars

Birthday Calculators

Determining Date of Birth: Formula 8870

Cyndi's List: Calendars and Dates

(The above links were suggested by Linda Garrett)

Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution


US GenWeb Archives Civil War Pensions Project-Georgia hosted by Cyndie Enfinger

Digital Library of Georgia

Virtual Vault

Visit the Galileo homepage, and check out its Digital Library of Georgia subsection.

Georgia Historical Society Historical Markers

Georgia Archives Historical and Genealogical Societies Lists With Links

Georgia State, County, and City Government Website Links

Georgia Antique Maps and Atlases With Links

Union County, Georgia Genealogy Facts with Links

NATIVE AMERICANS

Creek
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/creek-indians
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Creek_Indians


Cherokee
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/cherokee-indians
http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Cherokee_Indians


Seminole
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/seminole-wars
http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Seminole_Indians


General research tips
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/American_Indian_Genealogy


Do you have some Union County resources you would like to see on this web site? Do you have some resources for UnionCounty and would like to volunteer to help with look-ups? Got a question about what you've seen here? Well...just drop me a line

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This site was last updated December 15, 2013