East Georgia Genealogical Society has published a two volume work
recording all known tombstones in Walton County.
The books are titled: "Walton County, Georgia,
Cemeteries (East)" and "Walton County, Georgia, Cemeteries (West)."
Compiled by society members, the books are dedicated to the late Walter R.
Cox, who pioneered cemetery preservation in the county.
The committee that compiled the books included Ted
Brooke, Faye Poss, Jane Grider, Jim Patton and John Beckum, along with a
much larger team of transcribers.
The books were published with a grant from the R.J.
Taylor Jr. Foundation of Atlanta and follow its guidelines for recording
cemetery inscriptions. Guidelines and application information are at
The books reflect the best available way to record
cemeteries. Each cemetery is given a name or several names, specific
directions and location, the actual Global Positioning System coordinates
and references to any published or unpublished survey of the cemetery, in
case some tombstones are missing.
The date of the survey and the number of graves
noted are given. The inscriptions are copied by rows with the information
arranged in columns, with all additional information included. This
detailed approach keeps familv plots and family relationships together.
Each volume contains appendices of lists of
18th-century births, Revolutionary War soldiers and Confederate soldiers,
cemeteries in the other volume listed by name, and there is a full-name
The volumes are sold as a set for $68 to nonmembers
or $58 to members, plus $6 shipping, from the East Georgia Genealogical
Society, PO. Box 117, Winder, GA 30680. They are also sold separately. The
society holds monthly meetings and can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at
Several books are projected to be published by Ann
R. Davis on McIntosh County. Her marriage book is ready, and deeds are
forthcoming. She can be contacted at
www.GaBooks.com or at Sea Griffin Publishing, P.O. Box 1415, Darien,
The Gwinnett Historical Society is updating its
earlier edition with the new title of "Gwinnett County, Georgia, Families,
1818-2000." They want to hear from people before May 1 for inclusion of
new information in this edition. Information on submission guidelines is
at www.gwinnetths.org, or call
weekday mornings. 770-822-5174.