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Mar 25, 2020
After the Civil War, Georgia was divided into
forty-four districts of three counties. To register, a voter had to take the
oath of allegiance to the United States government and to swear he had never
supported the Confederate States of America. Over 95,000 white and over 93,000
African-American voters became registered in the Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Book, 1867-1868. They can be searched at FamilySearch.org. The original oath
books are available at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in
Atlanta. The oath books contain:
To find someone in this
database you need to search according to the person’s name and what county they
lived. Search using their nickname or abbreviated name if you are unable to
find them using their official name.
Only some entries give the race of the voter, but several of the volumes do not designate African Americans. The name of the person is given. The city and county where the person lived is also given. The registration of Kitty Heard from Elbert County, Georgia is given below from the oath book collection at FamilySearch.org:
Once you find
your ancestor among the oath books the next thing would be to search among the
Were you able to discover an ancestor among Georgia, Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1868? Let us know on our Facebook Group.
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