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County Resources
McDuffie County Probate Court
PO Box 2028
Thomson, GA  30824
Telephone:  (706) 595-2124
McDuffie County Clerk
PO Box 28
Thomson, GA  30824
Telephone:  (706) 595-3982
Historical & Genealogical Societies
McDuffie County Historical Society
633 Hemlock Drive
PO Box 1816
Thomson, GA  30824
Telephone:  (706) 595-3548
FAX:  (706) 595-4710
Dorothy M. Jones, President
East Georgia Genealogy Society
PO Box 117
Winder, GA  30680
East Georgia Genealogical Society
Wrightsboro Foundation, Inc.
633 Hemlock Drive
PO Box 1816
Thomson, GA  30824
Telephone:  (706) 595-3548
FAX:  (706) 595-4710
Dorothy M. Jones, Chairman
Newspaper
The McDuffie Progress
PO Box 1090
Thomson, GA 30824
email:
kfoutz@jeffersonenergy.com
Publications
Books We Own - Quite a few McDuffie County books listed here - volunteers do lookups!
A History of Dearing, McDuffie County, Georgia From 1850 to 1904 By A.J. Tayor With an Additional Chapter on Twenty-Five Years of Progress By "A Citizen" This book is only available at the Axon service station/convenience store in Dearing. It costs a whopping $1.50.

Quaker Records in Georgia: Wrightsborogh 1772-1793, Friendsborough 1776-1777, Robert Scott Davis, Jr., compiler.   The price of this book is $22.00 plus $2.50 shipping. You can order this book from the Augusta Genealogical Society. If you live locally, you can save yourself the shipping charge by stopping by Augusta Genealogical Library located at 1109 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901 and picking one up. NOTE: If you order by mail, please use the below address! The stock number for this book is AMS1.   Augusta Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 3743
Augusta, GA 30914-3743
(706) 722-4073      This is a hardback book with 278 pages and a complete index and bibliography. If you have ties to the Quakers in Wrightsborough, you need this book. It is a jewel! It contains all kinds of interesting information including the history of Wrightsborough, the original settlers and how many acres they had, birth and death records, minutes of the monthly meetings and information on indentured servants.

Company K, Hamilton Rangers, Forty-Eighth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America by Thomas Earl Holley  The material for this book is being researched by Mr. Holley now. I wanted to mention it because this is the third and last company that was mustered from present day McDuffie Co. It will be available sometime in the future. I have no doubt it will be as good as the first two books.

Company F, Thomson Guards, Tenth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America by Thomas Earl Holley.

The price of this book is $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping. If you live locally, you can give Mr. Holley a call to arrange pickup to save yourself the shipping charge.

You can order this book from:

Thomas Earl Holley
2115 Foster Sprouse Road, NW
Thomson, GA 30824
(706) 595-3268 day, (706) 595-5304 night

This is a hardback book with 616 pages and a complete index. This book is written in the same format as the Ramsey Volunteers. It also includes a special section which updates the information in the Ramsey Volunteers book. The indepth research that Mr. Holley has done on each individual soldier is incredible. This company was organized in Thomson and they left as a group to be mustered in Richmond, VA. Again, if you have McDuffie ancestors that served in the CSA, you need this book.

Company K, Ramsey Volunteers, The Sixteenth Georgia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America - Researched, Compiled and Written By: Thomas Earl Holley ;  This is a hardback book with 363 pages and a complete index. Part I of the book gives the complete history of Co K (Ramsey Volunteers) including muster roll, battles, letters written by the commanding officers and some personal insight into the company as seen through the personal diary of one of the soldiers. Part II is VERY impressive! Each soldier is listed and not only is his service record and pension record recorded, Mr. Holley researched each soldier and has provided genealogical data including census records, birth, death and marriage information, children and occupation. All the information is footnoted with the sources given and a complete bibliography is included.   The Ramsey Volunteers came from rural Columbia Co which includes present day McDuffie Co. If you have any ancestors from McDuffie Co that were Confederate soldiers, you need this book. I have a copy of this book and I have throughly enjoyed it. Please see below for additional Confederate units that Mr. Holley has researched.

History of McDuffie Co, GA - Compiled by Mrs. W.C. McCommons and Miss Clara Stovall

The price of this book is $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping for a total of $45.00. If you live locally, you can save yourself the shipping charge by stopping by the library and picking one up.

You can order this book from:

Thomson - McDuffie County Library
338 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824
(706) 595-1341

This is a hardback book with 419 pages plus a full index. Here is a the Table of Contents:

  • Background
  • Territorial History
  • Political History
  • Economic History
  • Agriculture
  • Industries
  • Towns, Public Places, Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Transportation
  • Public Buildings
  • Public Utilities
  • Newspapers and Publishing Houses
  • Organizations
  • Legal and Medical Professions
  • Authors, Artists and Musicians
  • Intoxicating Liquors
  • Military History
  • Negros
  • Population Charts
  • Cemeteries
  • Marriage Records 1871-1911
  • Extracts of Wills
  • Biographical Sketches
This book is a reprint of one written in 1932. Since this book is more than 70 years old, it contains some oral histories that are long since forgotten.
 

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This page was last updated on -05/10/2012