|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||United States. National Archives and Records Administration.|
|Title:||Index books, minutes, and bench dockets for the District Court, Southern District of Georgia|
|Extent:||0.06 cubic feet (3 microfilm boxes)|
In 1789, a judiciary act created a system of district and circuit courts in the United States, designed to function in addition to the Supreme Court. The act divided the country into 13 judicial districts, which were then divided into eastern, middle, and southern circuits. The states of Georgia and South Carolina constituted the Southern Circuit. When the circuits were reorganized in 1802, Georgia and South Carolina became the 6th circuit.
This collection consists of a microfilm copy of index books, 1789-1928, and minutes and bench dockets, 1789-1870, for the District Court, Southern District of Georgia (NARA collection M1172). Included are admiralty minute books and admiralty bench dockets.
Original materials in the National Archives.
A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.
[item identification], Index books, minutes, and bench dockets for the District Court, Southern District of Georgia, MS 1739, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|1||X-1739-01. General index books: volume 1, 1789-1860; volume 2, 1867-1928. Minute books: volume 1, 1789-1799; volume 2, 1799-1809|
|2||X-1739-02. Minute books: volume 3, 1809-1813; volume 4, 1813-1843; volume 5, 1843-1857|
|3||X-1739-03. Admiralty minute books: volume 1, 1819-1833; volume 2, 1834-1870. Bench dockets: volume 1, 1825-1837; volume 2, 1838-1842; volume 3, 1843-1845; volume 4, 1846-1852; volume 5, 1852-1860. Admiralty bench dockets: volume 1, 1817, 1820-1832; volume 2, 1834-1859, 1867-1868|