Georgia Archives

University System of Georgia

Headright and Bounty Resources

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Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909., requires a free registration to view images. Includes scans of records held by the Georgia Archives. Collection is searchable by name, place (state, county) and year.

Headright and Bounty Documents (scanned from RG 003.04.005, Georgia Archives), includes the surviving warrants of survey, certificates of service, petitions, and oaths submitted to the Surveyor General’s Office. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Headright and Bounty Grant Books (scanned from RG 003.04.012, Georgia Archives), with the recorded grant issued to grantees.

  • Georgia Land Surveying History and Law, by Farris Cadle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991) KFG127.5 .C33

  • A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia from its First Establishment as a British Province Down to the Year 1798….,by Robert and George Watkins (Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken, No. 22, Market Street, 1800).
    The citations for laws in this guide are from this publication.

  • Index to Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, 1756-1909, by S. Emmett Lucas (Vidalia, Ga.: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970) F285 .L814

  • Military Certificates of Georgia, 1776-1800, on File in the Surveyor General Department, by Marion R. Hemperley (Atlanta: State Printing Office, 1983) F285 .H45

  • Georgia Revolutionary Bound Land Records, 1783-1785, transcribed by Nicole M. O’Kelley and Mary Bondurant Warren (Athens, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1992) F290.O33

Headright Grants

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants

Issues with Headright and Bounty Grants

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