The East Georgia Genealogical and Historical Society will meet Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Betty Jo Maddox Community Room in The Peoples Bank Financial Center, 76 Broad St., Winder.
Mary Ann Hoit Abbe will speak about non-population Census schedules and how to find them. Those include: agricultural schedule from 1850-1880; defective, dependent and delinquent classes for 1880; industry and manufacturing schedules for 1800-1880; mortality schedules for 1850-1880; slave schedules for 1850 and 1860; and social statistics for 1850-1870.
Abbe, a native of Alabama, came to Athens in 1965 to pursue an advanced degree. She married and stayed in Athens. Abbe taught lower level mathematics for 29 years, retiring in 1997.
In 1990, she joined the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society and since 1999 has been an active member. With assistance of fellow members and funding from the Taylor Foundation, she has published five books and has more potential books in her computer.
Abbe and Elaine C. Neal published “Tax Digest of Greene County, Georgia, Pre-1800” in 2009 with funding from the Taylor Foundation.
Abbe attended IGHR for five summers. IGHR is the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research that meets each summer for a week in Birmingham, Ala., at Sanford College. It is a week-long seminar with three or four lectures per day on a topic.
She has been a member of the East Georgia Genealogical and Historical Society and attends fairly regularly.
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