Hi.  In an effort to pique your interest in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly (GGSQ), I’m highlighting questions from various issues that I found intriguing and thought would be of interest of my readers (If I may call you that!).

The catch is for you to go to your local historical repository or library or visit the Members Only section of the Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS) Website to view the Quarterly to read Robert Davis’ responses.

If you would like to submit a question, send your questions to “Questions and Answers,” GGSQ, P.O. Box 550247, Atlanta, GA 30355-2747.

Volume 48, Number 3, Fall 2012

  • pg. 270
    Q: Where can I go for those old panoramic maps of American
  • pg. 271
    Q: The federal Fugitive Slave Act of 1851 created a commission
    in every county to pay bounties to men who captured and returned
    escaped slaves. Does the National Archives have records of these
  • pg. 271
    Q: Did the United States government impose the draft in the Confederacy during the Civil War?
  • pg. 272
    Q: Could a slave be a Freemason?
  • pg. 275
    Q: I heard that the compiled service records for Union African-
    American troops during the Civil War have been scanned onto the
    Internet but I failed to find the record of Austin Dabney of the
    84th United States Colored Troops.

Volume 48, Number 4, Winter 2012

  • pg. 370
    Q: Anything new on Washington County, not to be confused
    with the town of Washington (Wilkes County) and the Washington
    Memorial Library (Macon, Bibb County)?


Hopefully this will tempt you to find an issue to view the answers.  Happy hunting!