|This page contains links that will
help you in your research. It has suggestions on how to post queries
at AHGP, Rootsweb/Ancestry.com and Genforum. The links to these forums
can be found below. There is also a list of volunteers who can help
you with your Turner County Georgia research. This page also contains
information on how to join the Turner County mail list, which is also a
great way to post a query and find others researching your surname.
Rootsweb also has mail list for surnames and other groups. For a
listing go to: http://lists.rootsweb.com/
When you post a query whether it
be at one of the forums or mail list put as much information in the query
as you can. Display surnames in all caps. It is considered
yelling if the whole query is in all caps. Some researchers may yell
at you for using all caps. If you have hand/wrist problems and cannot
do the shift key all small letters is considered to be okay.
Example don't: Subject: Doe
--- John Doe wife Mary.
Example do: In your
subject line you might post: Doe>SC>GA, Smith>GA, Jones>GA or John Doe,
1866 SC>1880 GA or Ancestors Mary Alice Smith 1893 Wilcox/Turner GA
-- John DOE born abt 1840
in SC, wife Mary ? born abt 1846 in GA. Children: Alice born abt
1866, John born abt 1867 and Martha born abt 1869. Martha DOE married
Charlie SMITH, the son of Robert SMITH and Elizabeth BROWN, 10 Oct. 1889
in Wilcox County GA. Children: John Robert born Dec 1890, Mary
Elizabeth born March 1892 and my grandmother, Mary Alice born 5 April 1893.
Mary Alice SMITH married James JONES in Turner County GA on 20 August
1913. I'm looking for information on my grandmother's siblings and ancestors,
please contact me at://///
Turner County is a young county
and was taken from portions of Wilcox, Irwin, Dooly, and Worth counties.
Make sure you look into these counties too.
Links to Neighboring Counties
ROOTS-L Library, it contains a lot of information on how to get started
Go through the genealogy lessons
at RootsWeb Guides
to Tracing Family Trees . There are other guides at other sites.
You can find them by doing a Google Search
and typing in "genealogy lessons".
Google is also a good way to find
web sites that contain your surname. Please don't think that all
that is written on the internet or books is the truth. Make sure
that you document your research and if you find someone that has your family
lines on the web make you sure you document their work too. You could
wind up researching the wrong line if you don't.
Check out your local library.
Some have a genealogy department that contains lots of research material.
Some libraries have Ancestry Library Edition for free.. They may
also offer other free resources on the computer such as Heritage
Quest Online .
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints
(Mormons) have History Centers. Through them can be ordered many
records and books contained on microfilm and microfiche. To find
a History Center near you go to: History
Centers. To search their catalog go to: Catalog.
To do a surname search go to: Surname
Search. If you don't have a computer program to put your information
in you can download one from: Downloads.
Hornbeck's This and That Genealogy Tips has great tips for research.
Learn about researching ethnic groups, censuses, naming patterns, probate
records, diseases, different meaning of kinship words and much more.
Turner County Georgia Queries
|At AHGP Queries Board you can read
or post messages. GenForum and Rootsweb Query Boards are where queries
can be placed under the state of Georgia, under the county and under the
surname. The links below directly link to Georgia and Turner County.
The GenForum and Rootsweb links will take you to their main page and you
can find your surnames, other states, counties, countries and various other
topics of interest.
Turner County Queries
- Georgia -Turner
Unknown County -Turner
Turner County Georgia Lookups
|Please DO NOT overburden these
volunteers. Lookups should be able to be DONE QUICKLY. DO NOT expect to
have your genealogy done for you!
Please make use the above Boards.
We have some very nice people that answer queries when they are able to.
The mail list is another good place to ask for lookups.
- lookups limited to (Albany GA) Dougherty County Library. The Dougherty
County Library Genealogy Room holdings can be found by going to Southwest
Georgia Genealogical Society.
I also have a personnel copy of "History of Turner
County" with index.
I can look up death, marriage and birth announcements
in the Wiregrass Farmer and Stockman from 05 January 1906 - October 1924.
These newspapers are on microfilm and names are not indexed, so I need
|Jack Sumner -
lookups limited to " History of Irwin County" by James Bagley Clements.
Part of Turner County was once a part of Irwin County.
Gentry - has the following books:
History of Turner County
History of Irwin County
The Passing of the Pines Wilcox County History volumes
1, 2, and 3
History of Colquitt County
Pioneer Days Along the Ocmulgee
The Georgia Black Book
Murray County Heritage
Irwin County Fletcher's and Our Kin
The Descendants of William Tucker of Throwleigh, Devon
Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Obituary and Death Notices
from The Ocilla
Dispatch March, 1899-1901
Luke Families of South Georgia Descendants of Daniel,
John and William Luke
Survey of Turner County Cemeteries
Survey of Irwin County Cemeteries
The Gentry Family of America 1909
Our Tomberlin Heritage
The Cleghorn Archives
Wiregrass Obituaries & Death Notices first addition
by Wayne and Judy Dasher CD