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Posted on: July 11, 2014

[ARCHIVED] City Council minutes from 1790 now available online

For Immediate Release
Date: July 11, 2014

The City of Savannah announced today that historical minutes of City Council meetings from 1790 through 1900 are now available on Ancestry.com.

The City Council Minutes collection is browse only (it has not been fully indexed by Ancestry.com), however, the minutes include indexes prepared by the Clerk of Council either in the front of each volume or in an accompanying volume. Minutes of City Council meetings cover every aspect of City business considered by City Council, including: budgets and appropriations; passing of resolutions and ordinances; evolvement of City departments and offices; City employees and appointments; vendors seeking licenses; residents petitioning to make property improvements or for relief from taxes; and much more.

The original hardcopy City Council Minute books (1790 through present) are maintained in the Clerk of Council’s Office in City Hall and are available for research use by the public, additionally microfilm of the volumes covering 1790-1900 is available for researchers at the Bull Street Public Library in the Kaye Kole Genealogy and Local History Room.

Currently the following collections of City records are available to researchers online through Ancestry.com at http://collections.ancestry.com/search/GA/CityofSavannah

• Savannah, Georgia, Vital Records, 1803-1966
• Savannah, Georgia, Cemetery and Burial Records, 1852-1939
• Savannah, Georgia, Cemetery Burial Lot Cards, 1807-1995*
• Savannah, Georgia, Court Records, 1790-1934
• Savannah, Georgia, Land Tax & Property Records, 1896-1938
• Savannah, Georgia, Naturalization Records, 1790-1910
• Savannah, Georgia, Records of Titles, 1791-1971
• Savannah, Georgia, Registers of Free Persons of Color, 1817-1864*
• Savannah, Georgia, Voter Records, 1901-1917
• Savannah, Georgia, City Council Minutes, 1790-1900*

Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues.

For more information, contact Luciana Spracher, Library & Archives Director, at (912) 651-6411 or Lspracher@savannahga.gov. Discover the Archives at: www.savannahga.gov/MunicipalArchives


*Most recent additions to City’s online historical records

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