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About this collection

Estate records from estates probated in the Colony of Georgia, 1754-1777.  These records are from Record Group 49-1-1, Colony of Georgia--Estate Records.

Historical Background

These documents are the copies submitted to the Ordinary for transcription into volumes.  The Royal Governor served as Ordinary for the Colony of Georgia.  Records submitted include letters of administration, administrators' bonds, petitions for guradianship, guardians' bonds, warrants of appraisement, appraisals and inventories of estates, and accounts of the sales of estates.

Note about indexing and digital collections

Documents are organized by the name of the decedant or testator.  Search by last name, first name.  Some of these documents may have several dates.  The date indexed here is the latest date found on the document or group of documents.

In addition to Colonial Estate Records, Georgia has series of Colonial Wills, Record Group 49-1-2, and Colonial Will Books, 49-1-5.  Both series are digitized and in Georgia's Virtual Vault.

Usage Note: Users may download the images for personal or educational use - students may include images in reports, for instance, and teachers may use the images in the classroom - if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives. Each image has a "Cite as" field in the Document Description.  Users can form a complete citation by combining the "Title" and "Cite as" fields for the individual image.

This collection was launched in September 2016.

 

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