Archives | 08/06/2011
As a requirement of my studies at the University of Alabama, I must complete an internship. When looking for an opportunity, I was hopeful that I could intern in a National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility. It is very difficult… Read More >>
Archives | 07/29/2011
DID YOU KNOW …
Every family who had lived in Georgia for three years could register for a chance to draw land, for free, in the Lottery of 1827?
Some lots were not 202.5 acres because the surveyors ran into the river or into another team where there was not sufficient land for a full lot and these were called fractional lots and not given away but sold by the State later?… Read More >>
Archives | 07/15/2011
DID YOU KNOW ….
William McIntosh, Jr. and 49 other Creek Chiefs of the Lower Creeks (Indians in Georgia) signed the Treaty that sold West Georgia to the United States in 1825?
The Upper Creeks (Indians in Alabama) whose land was not involved in the sale, blamed McIntosh for spearheading the sale and murdered him in his home shortly afterwards, yet themselves negotiated a second… Read More >>
Archives | 07/06/2011