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- Index to Lowndes County Marriages 1870-1892
- Index to Lowndes County Marriages 1879-1890
Indexes to Probate Records
- Index to Lowndes County Will Book A, 1871-1915.
- Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1870-1893
- Index to Inventories and Appraisements 1893-1914
Digital Images of Lowndes County Wills 1871-1901
Testators: Ashby, D. Burroughs | Ashley, Juliett M. | Back, William Melhuish | Barfield, Frederick | Barfield, Lafayette, General | Barnes, John D. | Basher, James A. | Bass, Bass, Mary Ann | Blanton, Edmond | Brinson, Sarah E. | Campbell, Maggie E., Mrs. | Coon, Isaac S., Dr. | Creech, T. P. | Drawdy, Levi | Fox, Thomas | Fry, W. E. | Harp, Warren J. | Jones, Allen | Jones, Mitchell | Lane, Benjamin | Lane, A. H. | Marshall, Matthew | Matthews, Jane (Mrs.) | McLeod, Daniel | McLeod, Archibald | Moore, Allen | Moore, Henry E. | Morgan, Mary Ann | Morris, George W. | Pembleton, Esther | Ray, W. A. | Sims, William A. | Slash, Underhill | Slaten, C. E. A. (Mrs.) | Smith, Owen | Stapler, John R. | Strickland, Charles | Swilly, Franklin | Waldhauer, Israel T. | Waldhauer, John C. | Wayman, Charlotte | Williams, Elizabeth A. | Young, Remer | Young, Roxey A. (Mrs.)
Lowndes County Families
The Hunt for Old Records Continues in Lowndes County (Georgia) . . . . .
One must go into the field in order to find lost records. By that I mean that it is up to genealogists to locate that which was lost, or thought to be lost.
Take the example of a researcher whose recent visit to the Lowndes Historical Museum in Valdosta, Georgia found some surprises. The Court house had burned down in 1890, however, someone grabbed a bunch of books and papers and took them home. All these years later, the grandchildren are bringing them to the Historical Society where they are being transcribed!
It is a Mistake to Accept the Pedigrees of Others
A lot of pedigrees are being placed upon the Internet, Beware of mistakes! Accepting the research of someone else may steer one into a mess which is far afield from his true ancestry! For this reason, it is always a good idea to check out the listed resources. Also, abstracted records such as wills and estates should be fully researched. By that I mean, the original will recorded in the court house by the clerk and written in his own handwriting is the nearest thing to reality. One must read the old documents in order to get the gist of the testator's intent. The spelling of names and number of heirs may be flawed. At one point or the other one the researcher has to ascertain this for himself. Genealogy is fun, but it is also riddled with errors. Beware!
Names of Families in Lowndes County Wills, Estates, Marriages
The first court house was a log structure built in Franklinville in 1828. When Lowndesville was named county seat in 1833, the wooden courthouse was moved from Franklinville. The next year, a new courthouse was built in Lowndesville, which in 1837 was renamed Troupville. A new court house was built in Lowndes in 1842 which burned in 1858. After that, the county seat was removed to Valdosta and another court house was built, which burned in 1869.