In genealogical research, we discover so frequently that our related families slip back and forth across county lines from generation to generation. Coupled with the fact that county bounderies shift, this makes research challenging!
To make your search easier, we have included here links to the GAGenWeb sites of the neighboring counties...
Also visit these independent county websites that are not a part of the GAGenWeb Project:
Gordon County and Forsyth County
To get a better picture of what life was like for your Pickens County ancestors, as well as to get a feel for the area today, we have included for your browsing several links of local interest...
Quick links to other GEORGIA COUNTY WEBSITES represented in the GAGenWeb Project
Native American Research
Many researchers are finding that their families in the North Georgia area may have had Cherokee blood, and some of those relations may have traveled on the Trail of Tears to Arkansas and Oklahoma in the late 1830's. There are many very good Internet sites with information about the Creek and Cherokee Indians. We recommend these starting places for Native American research...
- Start with Oklahoma GenWeb site, which focuses on State resources
- Oklahoma Twin Territories site: Oklahoma Territory/Indian Territory
- The Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK has a great genealogy library and offers classes in Cherokee research. Visit their website for more information.
- Coming Soon!! We are transcribing a listing of the wagoneers, teamsters, commissary officers and farriers who accompanied the Cherokee to Indian Territory in the Removal of 1838. The listing includes names, dates of service and amounts owed for the service, as well as the signatures of these suppliers when they received payment.
- Official site of the Cherokee Nation in Talequah, OK. An interesting note from their site: "In the 1830's, the State of Georgia instructed the Georgia Guard to protect the goldmines, and prevent Cherokees from assembling in National Council. The punishment for those Cherokee legislators to meet in council, pursuant to the oath of office, was 4 years of hard labor by the State of Georgia. The punishment was the same for any Cherokee court to sit, or any person or officers to issue process for the Nation. Failure to pledge allegiance to the State of Georgia also resulted in 4 years of hard labor for a Cherokee citizen." The Culture & History section of this site is especially interesting.
- A Map of the Trail of Tears
- May 10, 1838 address to Cherokees by Gen. Winfield Scott
- May 17, 1838 general order to troops by Gen. Winfield Scott