Mabel Freeman LaFar genealogical research materials
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Mabel Freeman LaFar genealogical research materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: La Far, Mabel Freeman, approximately 1879-1947.
Title: Mabel Freeman LaFar genealogical research materials
Dates: 1908-1940
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 2124

Biographical/Historical Note

Mabel Freeman LaFar (1879-1947) was the daughter of Jacob Elbert and Olive Newton Freeman of Savannah, Georgia. She was married to Sanford Branch LaFar and had two daughters. She died 29 August 1947 in Savannah.

LaFar was a historian and served as librarian of the Lachlan McIntosh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Savannah. She collaborated with Caroline Price Wilson and together they published in 1936, Abstracts of wills, Chatham County, Georgia (1773-1817) and in 1941 LaFar published The Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia: history, records, and register. LaFar was a charter member of the Savannah Historical Research Association and supervised W.P.A. workers on the historical research project for a history of Chatham County, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, genealogies, and research notes compiled by Mabel Freeman LaFar from 1908 to 1940. This collection is made up of LaFar's research on families related to her and includes the following: Boillat, Bollinger, Cohen, Dawson, Edwards, Freeman, Lavender, Newton, Pitts, Price, Shepherd, Speidel, Stokes, Wesner, and Williams.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 boxes:

Box 1: Correspondence, clippings, genealogies, and research notes regarding the following families: Boillat, Bollinger, Lavender, Newton, Wesner, 1908-1940

Box 2: Correspondence, clippings, genealogies, and research notes regarding the following families: Cohen, Dawson, Edwards, Freeman, Pitts, Price, Shepherd, Speidel, Stokes, Wesner, Williams, 1916-1933


Index Terms

Boillat family.
Bollinger family.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Cohen family.
Dawson family.
Edwards family.
Genealogies (histories)
La Far, Mabel Freeman, approximately 1879-1947.
Lavender family.
Letters (correspondence)
Newton family.
Pitts family.
Research notes.
Shepherd family.
Speidel family.
Stokes family.
Wesner family.
Williams 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.