Georgia Courthouse Disasters

Georgia Courthouse Disasters

by Paul K. Graham
     
 

Few places in the United States feel the impact of courthouse disasters like the state of Georgia. Over its history, 75 of the state's counties have suffered 109 events resulting in the loss or severe damage of their courthouse or court offices. This book documents those destructive events, including the date, time, circumstance, and impact on records.

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Overview

Few places in the United States feel the impact of courthouse disasters like the state of Georgia. Over its history, 75 of the state's counties have suffered 109 events resulting in the loss or severe damage of their courthouse or court offices. This book documents those destructive events, including the date, time, circumstance, and impact on records.

Each county narrative is supported by historical accounts from witnesses, newspapers, and legal documents. Maps show the geographic extent of major courthouse fires. Record losses are described in general terms, helping researchers understand which events are most likely to affect their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975531297
Publisher:
The Genealogy Company
Publication date:
04/21/2013
Pages:
74
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author

Paul K. Graham, CG, AG, is a professional genealogist whose expertise lies in documenting families of the U.S. South. His books and articles about Georgia records and families have been recognized with awards from the Georgia Genealogical Society, American Society of Genealogists, and National Genealogical Society. He holds a master's degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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