Georgia Passports Illuminate Migrations

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Many very early nineteenth-century travelers to the territories that would become the Gulf states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana migrated there from the Southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. If your ancestor is among this group, you know how hard it can be to unwind that migration westward and determine their precise origins. Hidden among the thousands of articles in the NGSQ Archives, however, is one long-running series that may help solve this problem: “Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785 to 1820.”[1]

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