Georgia Pioneers

Home of 8 Genealogy Websites! Ancestor databases in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia!

Find your Ancestors in the Georgia Bible Records
Bryan County Georgia Genealogy Records Available Online to Members

Names of Families in Bryan County Wills and Letters of Testamentary (1870-1891)

Names of Testators: Arnold, Richard; Banks, Simeon; Brailsford, William; Butler, James; Butler, Jefferson; Davis, John; DeSaussure, Wilmot; Duggan, Hershall;Duggar, Nathaniel;Geiger,David;Grovensteen, Shadrach; Guger, D. H.;Harris, London; Hart, Marshall;Heery, Isaac;Mann, Margret;Pate, W. J.;Phillips, Burrell; Schafer, John;Shuman, Elijah; Shuman, John;Simes, Martha; Smith, Eleanor; Smith, Joshua; Vashee, Isaac

General Index to Bryan County Wills and Estates(1866-1939)
Index to Bryan County Wills (1891-1933)
Index to Bryan County Wills, Book A (1870-1891)
Index to Bryan County Wills, Book B (1891-1933)
Bryan County Marriages 1868-1889


  • Topo Map of Bryan County and Savannah


  • 1868-1889

Scooping out Ancestors Teaches History Not Found in Schools

By Jeannette Holland Austin

door If you really want to find your ancestors, a diligent and dedicated study is indicated in census and county records, bearing in mind the timeline. There are all sorts of clues out there. For instance, City Directories offer street addresses, names of family members, and occupations. However, visiting the old home place will open up a new world of information for the genealogist searching old graveyards. Names of neighbors are gleaned from those directories and perhaps some childhood memories.

Best Genealogy Website to find Georgia Ancestors - traced families, archived collections - Bible records, Cemetery, newspapers, births, deaths, old wills and estates, inventories, annual returns, vouchers, marriages, militia records, tax digests, obituaries

Fort McAllister during Confederate War

Fort McAllister Fort McAllister is a historic Georgia State Park near Keller and Richmond Hill in the southern portion of Bryan County, along the south bank of the Ogeechee River. This site was once Fort McAllister, used by the Confederates during the War Between the States. Earthworks of Fort McAllister, which was attacked seven times by the Union Army, however, did fall until it was taken by General Sherman in 1864 during his March to the Sea.

Great Videos

Genealogy Tips - Deed Records Help Find Ancestors

Genealogy Tips - Old Newspapers

Genealogy Tips - Find the old Neighborhood

Bryan County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Bryan CountyBryan County was formed in 1793 from Chatham County. Unfortunately, all of the early records were lost. Some families from Effingham County settled in Bryan County, especially after they qualified for land.

Early Settlers: Richard Arnold, Simon Banks, William Blitch, William Brailsford, John A. Davis, W. G. DeSaussaire, Nathaniel Duggar, David Geiger, Shadrack Grevensteen, London Harris, W. J. Pate, John Schafer, Elijah Shuman, Joshua Smith and Amosa S. Wescott.

Germans Settled in Bryan County and kept good records.


Videos that will help you find your ancestors. Topics include Genealogy Tips, Emigrants to America, Historical Events & People, etc. Free

17th century shoes

Yesterday Newsletter

Featuring stories of the past that you will treasure!

Jeannette Holland Austin

Free Podcast. Genealogy Tips every Friday!