Hallie L. Fling collection of genealogical research materials
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Hallie L. Fling collection of genealogical research materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Fling, Hallie L., (Lancaster), 1927-1999.
Title: Hallie L. Fling collection of genealogical research materials
Dates: circa 1750-1998
Extent: 16.0 cubic feet (32 boxes)
Identification: MS 1653

Biographical/Historical Note

Hallie Lancaster Fling (1927-1999) was born in Mobile, Alabama, and lived in Savannah for 38 years. She married Gerald G. Fling and had three children. Hallie Fling attended American University in Washington D.C. and worked for many years at the Chatham-Effingham-Liberty Regional Library. Fling was a noted professional genealogist and worked as a researcher, too. She was active in numerous organizations, including the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Royal Charter Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists, and The Savannah Chapter No. 2, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains primarily genealogical materials. The collection is arranged in four series: Family Genealogies (Series 1). Subject Files (Series 2), State Files (Series 3), Country Files (Series 4). Family genealogies are arranged alphabetically and consist primarily of Mrs. Fling's research about those families. Materials include photocopies of primary and secondary sources some dating from circa 1750; applications to various patriotic organizations, and miscellaneous notes. The Avant and Lancaster families are heavily documented in this collection. Subject files are also arranged alphabetically and consist primarily of research pertaining to various subjects ranging from cemeteries to genealogical methods of research. State files consist of materials regarding research in or about specific states, particularly county and local histories which may have genealogical materials. Country files consist of research materials in or about specific countries, especially within the United Kingdom. Materials include local histories and genealogical research.

Index Terms

Avant family.
Dickey family.
Exley family.
Fling family.
Fling, Hallie L., (Lancaster), 1927-1999.
Lancaster family.
Tinsley family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection remained with Hallie Fling until her death.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Hallie L. Fling collection of genealogical research materials, MS 1653, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Glen Fling, 2000.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.