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Ware County Lookup Volunteers and Heroes

Please Note: Everyone on this page has generously volunteered there time. Please type "Ware County Look-up" n the subject line and in the body of the email  let them know you got their email address from the Ware County GenWeb site. Also, please be patient and allow a few days for replies before resubmitting your request. And a nice "thank you" after wouldn't go amiss and it would let them know you've received the information you requested.

Teresa Griffis Teresa generously volunteers her time to post the Ware County Obituaries from the Waycross-Journal Herald to the GAWARE county mail list. You are encouraged to check the archives.

Also from Teresa:

I will look-up obituaries in the Waycross Journal-Herald which is on microfilm at the Okefenokee Regional Library in Waycross. Send the name of the deceased and date of death (month, day, year).  Limit 2 free lookups.  I will transcribe and email to you.  Please note, these copies from microfilm cost me 25 cents each.  Contact me for information on multiple lookups.

Cemetery Photos

Teresa Griffis has graciously volunteered to make photos
at the specified cemeteries listed below.
Teresa is also a volunteer for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Here are Teresa's generous offers; please abide by her guidelines.

I will take digital photos at Thomas Cemetery in Brantley County, though it's not listed on RAOGK. I will make digital photos of tombstones at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Ware County or Thomas Cemetery in Brantley County. It would be helpful if you know the general area of the cemetery where the grave is located.
Photos will be emailed by attachment.

Wanda Hammond

Wanda will do lookups in the Kettle Creek Cemetery Book

Wanda also has Pierce County Cemeteries posted on her web site Carter Chapel, Ramah and Knox Cemetery Surveys posted on her web site.
Linda Clark Linda  has extensive information on the Nunez/Nunes Family with origins in Spain and Portugal.  Also info from the Temple Mickve Israel on the Nunez/Nunes family. They were considered Sephardic Jews who escaped the torture and restrictions of the Spanish Inquisition.  The original surname was Ribeiro which was changed when the family fled to London and then to Savannah. Dr. Nunez/aka Deigo Nunes Ribeiro is credited with saving the dying colony of Georgia from illness.
Linda has a lot of info on the BEVERLY families of Waycross, Ware Co. Georgia. Info on the descendants of Arthur Clinton Clark and his wife Martha Elizabeth (Musick) Clark.  About Old Okefenok by Laura Singleton Walker  The okenenokee Swamp is said to be the second largest swamp in the United States. It covers 500,000 acres and is said to be 40 miles ling and 20 miles wide. It is now considered a Wild Life Refuge established in 1936.
There has been discussion in the past about Billy Bowlegs. There is a large display of Billy Bowlegs at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Some of his personal items  are on display.
History of Ware County Georgia, by Walker; History of Charlton County Georgia, by Alex McQueen; The Libby Family in America, by Charles T. Libby;  A Genealogy of American Nyes, by L. Bert Nye; Genealogy of the Musick Family and Some Kindred Lines,  by Egbert S. Musick; Camden's Challenge-A History of Camden Co. Georgia, Compiled by Marguerite Reddick; Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia A Finding List of the 2476 Records in the first six volumes.  ** more volumes have been printed since 1971. I do not have the books but have the index; The Tatum's of Okefinokee, by J. Luther Thrift, (many pictures are in the book); 1900 Census of Wayne Co. Georgia; This Magic Wilderness    Part I and Part II, by Robert Latimer Hurst; Descendants of Maximillan Wildes of Scotland and Georgia, Updated Published 1984;

Christopher Boyd Christopher generously volunteers his time to post Miles-Odom Funeral and Music Funeral Home listings to the GAWARE mail list. You are encouraged to explore the archives.

Steve Riggins Steve is willing to do lookups in The History of Pierce County by Dean Broome which includes part of Ware County before Pierce was cut from it. He is also willing to do lookups in Volume 10 of Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Steve is also willing to do census lookups for: Ware County 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and also for Pierce County 1860 - 1880 and 1900 - 1930
Sheila   Sheila has Volumes 1-10 of Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia