Project: Georgia

Categories: Georgia | Georgia Projects | Confederate Army, United States Civil War

This project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the Georgia Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Georgia related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Georgia Counties
Appling Atkinson Bacon Baker Baldwin Banks Barrow Bartow Ben Hill Berrien
Bibb Bleckley Brantley Brooks Bryan Bulloch Burke Butts Calhoun Camden
Candler Carroll Catoosa Charlton Chatham Chattahoochee Chattooga Cherokee Clarke Clay
Clayton Clinch Cobb Coffee Colquitt Columbia Cook Coweta Crawford Crisp
Dade Dawson Decatur DeKalb Dodge Dooly Dougherty Douglas Early Echols
Effingham Elbert Emanuel Evans Fannin Fayette Floyd Forsyth Franklin Fulton
Gilmer Glascock Glynn Gordon Grady Greene Gwinnett Habersham Hall Hancock
Haralson Harris Hart Heard Henry Houston Irwin Jackson Jasper Jeff Davis
Jefferson Jenkins Johnson Jones Lamar Lanier Laurens Lee Liberty Lincoln
Long Lowndes Lumpkin Macon Madison Marion McDuffie McIntosh Meriwether Miller
Mitchell Monroe Montgomery Morgan Murray Muscogee Newton Oconee Oglethorpe Paulding
Peach Pickens Pierce Pike Polk Pulaski Putnam Quitman Rabun Randolph
Richmond Rockdale Schley Screven Seminole Spalding Stephens Stewart Sumter Talbot
Taliaferro Tattnall Taylor Telfair Terrell Thomas Tift Toombs Towns Treutlen
Troup Turner Twiggs Union Upson Walker Walton Ware Warren Washington
Wayne Webster Wheeler White Whitfield Wilcox Wilkes Wilkinson Worth

Georgia map of counties


How to Join united_states.gif

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

Leader - Paula J
Project Coordinator- Mary Richardson

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Georgia or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G thread and we will award you the united_states Project badge.
  2. Add united_states and Georgia to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.
  4. Add the project template to any relevant Georgia profiles. The template is:
{{US History|sub-project=Georgia}}
which will give you:
... ... ... is a part of Georgia history.
Join: Georgia Project
Discuss: Georgia
This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project. It is not for every single person from Georgia. A sticker might be used in that circumstance.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Georgia. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Georgia-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Add the Georgia template to the profiles along with any relevant categories.
  6. Contact Paula to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  7. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  8. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.
  9. Add sources to Unsourced Profiles and correct errors. See #Georgia Data Doctors Suggestion List
  10. Note: To be considered active in this project, edit or add to the County Space pages, or create Biographies for the different profiles who lived in a specific county. If a person is not contributing, the person should reconsider whether you are an active member. If you are not interested, the badge might later be removed. However if you become interested in Texas History again you may reapply for the badge at a later date.


Place Stickers beneath the Biography line for Ancestors:

{{Georgia Sticker}} will give this:
... ... ... was a part of Georgia.
The text of the biography will wrap around it like this sentence.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Georgia counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Georgia state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Georgia Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Georgia, please consider adding your name to the Georgia Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Georgia need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Georgia Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Georgia state tribes.
  3. Work on Georgia's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Georgia for the Georgia in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.


County Projects

    • There are approximately 159 counties in Georgia. In efforts for this project page to remain intact, I am removing the list which is accumulating.. All Counties may still be seen in the above table.

See above completed Georgia counties which have red font in the above table



Related Georgia Categories on WikiTree

Georgia, United States Civil War category. Over 243,900 Georgians served in the Confederate army and Georgia regiments fought in every major battle throughout the war. This is a category containing Civil War units from Georgia, many of which were mustered in April 1861.

Battle Flag See: Georgia Units, United States Civil War

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree


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