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We have compiled and annotated a great wealth of information concerning historical plats indexed by surname and given name, with the date of the entry.
Feel free to search our indexes to see if we have information you can use. We're always happy to hear that our work helps people with their research;
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What You Get
When you order a plat you will receive a scanned copy of the actual plat, with no tampering or corrections from us. Some plats have recording data on the back of the plat. When this is available, you will receive it also when ordering the plat.
Many of the old plats are difficult to read. We have made an effort to abstract every plat for our database. Abstracting (transcribing vital data from) old plats is not an exact practice; some letters and words are not readable or legible. Correct spelling in early Georgia was a problem. There were few dictionaries back then, and certainly no works on the correct transcription of proper names. What was present was a free-wheeling attitude of “spell it like it sounds”. We have not made an effort to “second guess” the old surveyor or the scribe assigned to draw or sketch his work. The researcher needs to look at various spellings. An example of an early settler in Taliaferro County, Georgia; Gresham was spelled as Greshim, Gressam, Gressian, Grissom, Grisson, Greason, Greison, Greesin and probably others. So, when researching a name, have an open mind concerning the spelling of that name.