Marvin B. Gillis research materials on Georgia families
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Marvin B. Gillis research materials on Georgia families

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Gillis, Marvin B., (Marvin Bob), 1920-
Title: Marvin B. Gillis research materials on Georgia families
Dates: 1989-2000
Extent: 3.25 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Identification: MS 1860

Biographical/Historical Note

Marvin B. Gillis is a native of Treutlen County, Georgia. He earned his education at the University of Georgia and Cornell University and is a retired executive of the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation. Gillis spends his time between Glenview, Illinois and St. Simon's Island. In the 1980s, he began a volume on the Gillis genealogy from his own personal research in order to preserve a record of this information. In 1988 he published, Gillis and other pioneer families of Georgia: ancestral families of the author and followed it with a second edition is 2000.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the correspondence, genealogical charts, genealogies, and research materials Marvin B, Gillis used in order to compile his book, Gillis and other pioneer families of Georgia: ancestral families of the author from 1989-2000. Families represented in the collection include Barwick, Beasley, Benson, East, Gillis, Humphrey, Kea, Key, MacQuaig, Miller, Parker, Parrish, Rowell, Tapley, and Whiddon. Also included is a signed copy of his book.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 4 boxes:

Box 1: Genealogical charts, correspondence, research materials and notes on the Barwick, Whiddon, Benson, East and Gillis families, 1991-2000

Box 2: Correspondence, research materials and notes on the Gillis, Humphrey, Kea, Key, Beasley, MacQuaig, Miller, Parker, Parrish, Rowell, Tapley, Benson, Whiddon families, 1989-1998

Box 3: Research materials on Emanuel County, Montgomery County, and Hancock County, South Carolina, 1989-2000

Box 4: Research materials on the Parrish family, Gillis and other pioneer families of Georgia: ancestral families of the author (2nd edition), 1990-2000


Index Terms

Barwick family.
Beasley family.
Benson family.
Books.
East family.
Emanuel County (Ga.)--Genealogy.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia--Genealogy.
Gillis family.
Gillis, Marvin B., (Marvin Bob), 1920-
Hancock County (Ga.)--Genealogy.
Humphrey family.
Kea family.
Key family.
Letters (correspondence)
MacQuaig family.
Miller family.
Montgomery County (Ga.)--Genealogy.
Parker family.
Parrish family.
Research notes.
Rowell family.
South Carolina--Genealogy.
Tapley family.
Whiddon family.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.