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Re: BROOKS, Isaac (d 1857 Clay Co GA)
Posted by: REBECCA STEWART (ID *****1306) Date: December 02, 2011 at 07:15:11
In Reply to: BROOKS, Isaac (d 1857 Clay Co GA) by Winnie Gilreath Westbury of 108

Funny you should ask...
I'm actually making a trip there next week specifically to scan all of the old obituaries and death notices. I will watch for Isaac Brooks.

I've been slowly scanning obituaries and have entered them on usgenweb for clay, early, and randolph counties.
http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/clay/obits.html

Check back to that site around Christmas. I should have most of the new obituaries (from this trip) added by then.

I do plan on scanning and typing up all of the church minutes, but I don't think I will be able to get to it on this trip. I will probably do that in March.

To search on your own, there are many obituaries that appear in the Atlanta Constitution. That is a free historical paper that was scanned and is available digitally at almost every public library in the US. It is also on ancestry.com. If you have a subscription on Ancestry I will tell you how to get to it. It is also available on archives.com. The local papers have not yet been scanned or put on microfilm.

What religion did your ancestors belong too? If I know and have extra time, I will try to grab something on them.
There is also a good book that came out recently with the minutes of a baptist church in Randolph County that was compiled by the local archivist. I ordered it off amazon.com. Its funny to read, because they are excommunicating people almost every week for drunkenness, fighting, or poor attendenace, and then they let them back in a few weeks later. It makes for a very interesting read.


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